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Angelenos Co-Create Giant 'Solar Eagle' to Promote Climate Action

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350 eARTh demonstrates massive support for bold climate action at the UN Climate meetings which begin next week in Cancun


350 eARTh demonstrates massive support for bold climate action at the UN Climate meetings which begin next week in Cancun
Hundreds of Angelenos braved the wet weather Sunday morning to take part in 350 eARTh, the world's first-ever global climate art project visible from space.

The installation at Los Angeles State Historic Park formed the shape of a "Solar Eagle Taking Flight," combining solar photovoltaic film sheets and copper, accented with people.

"For over 200 years the eagle has been a symbol of America. The Solar Eagle represents an America based on a clean green energy economy. As the Solar Eagle takes flight, so too will our prosperity," said installation director John Quigley of Spectral Q.

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Click here for more photos and background on L.A.'s "Solar Eagle" and visit earth.350.org to follow other global art spectacles taking place through next weekend.

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Satellite photos courtesy DigitalGlobe via 350.org's flickr pool.