In partnership with the Field Museum, Mayor Daley and the City of Chicago, Cool Globes premiered in Chicago in the summer of 2007 to immense fanfare. Over 120 globes were on display along Chicago’s lakefront. A portion of the globes were auctioned in October, raising $500,000 that went towards Environmental Clubs at Chicago Public Schools.
The United States Botanic Garden in Washington DC played host to the Cool Globes exhibit May-October 2008. Millions of visitors were able to experience the globes and walk away with a call to action to incorporate small changes in their everyday lives. To compliment the large globes, an exhibit of mini-globes were on display at the Kennedy Center.
Crissy Field was home to the Cool Globes exhibit in San Francisco August-October 2008. In partnership with Mayor Gavin Newsom and the City of San Francisco, residents, visitors and thousands of school children were able to learn about solutions to global warming.
In partnership with the Natural History Museum, the Cool Globes San Diego exhibit was displayed in and around Balboa Park, the San Diego Port, Seaport Village and the Embarcadero Marina Park from October 2008-March 2009. Throughout the duration of the exhibit, trained docents gave tours to the numerous school children that came to visit Balboa Park.
Robert Redford and the Sundance Institute helped bring a series of Cool Globes to display at the 2009 Sundance International Film Festival.
With the help of Governor Schwarzenegger, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Environmental Activist Laurie David, the Cool Globes LA exhibit was launched in Exposition Park on Earth Day 2009. The globes were on display through July 2009.
Working with the City of Houston, 50 Cool Globes were on display in Discovery Green Park. Cool Globes partner HEB sponsored the education component and provided donations of $25,000 to seven local schools. A handful of globes remain in Houston as a lasting message with solutions to global warming.
Cool Globes was proud to launch the inaugural stop of our European tour in Copenhagen during the COP 15 conference. 25 super-sized Cool Globes, each conveying a different message about what ordinary citizens can do to combat global warming were placed around the city at high traffic Metro locations from November – December, 2009. Local Danish artists created a series of new globes that will remained in Copenhagen as a lasting legacy.
Cool Globes were on display at Science World during the Summer of 2010. Science World Vancouver, British Columbia is an iconic science centre at the end of False Creek.
In partnership with Terre des Hommes Suisse, Hans Wilsdorf Foundation, Museum of Natural History, City of Geneva, Museum of Science History and the Ministry of Education,Cool Globes were on display in Spring of 2010 on the lakeside, at the end of Quai Wilson and in the Park Mon Repos.
Exhibited along the streets of Marseille during the summer of 2010, the globes spread their colorful message to many.
Cool Globes Amsterdam was on display during the Summer of 2011, organized by the MeyerBergman Art Fund in association with the borough of Amsterdam West with the support of the Ambassador of the United States to the Netherlands, Her Excellency Fay Hartog Levin.
Over 40 globes were on display at the Cultuurpark Westergasfabriek in Amsaterdam along the Polonceaukade.
18 Cool Globes were on display in Jerusalem at the Mamilla Esplanade from April 2013 - April 2014.
Nearly 50 Cool Globes were on display throughout the city of Boston during the summer of 2013. Partnering with the City of Boston Parks and Rec department, Mayor Menino and his Greenovate team, the majority of the globes were located at the Boston Common with additional globes placed at Copley Square, Logan International, The Esplanade and the John Hancock building. Bain Capital was the presenting sponsor for the exhibit. Other sponsors include: Reebok International, David Belluck, Boston Harbor Island Alliance, Connors Family Office, Conservation Law Foundation, The Grantham Foundation, Groupon, The Loring, Mannion & Shadek Families and Westfield Capital
With the help of Mayor Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz and environmental activitist Janice Rzycki, the Cool Globes Warsaw exhibit was launched in May 2016 along the riverwalk of the Vistula River below the Old Town of Warsaw, Poland. The 16 globes on display are enjoyed daily by hundreds of children and adults who walk and bike on this popular scenic path. Local artist Marek Sulek created a globe which promotes the environmental efforts of the city of Warsaw. The exhibit will run until September 2016.
12 Cool Globes were on display during the Summer of 2016 at Canalside. The exhibit included a new globe featuring the solution of ending fossil fuel subsidies.
12 globes are now on display in Lake Placid, with the majority of them along Mirror Lake. Lake Placid was chosen as an ideal location to display the Cool Globes because of the community’s emphasis on renewable energy and other green initiatives. The village Electric Department has worked closely with the New York Power Authority and NYSERDA to reduce the community’s carbon footprint on initiatives like switching all government buildings, including schools, the library, and municipal structures, to energy-efficient LED lights, and working with NYPA to help residents insulate their homes. The town Transfer Station has a robust program at its Recycling Center, recycling a wide variety of materials for free, and running a compost heap that’s free to community members. And the Lake Placid High School Environmental Club has been pushing the Climate Reality Project's “I am Pro Snow” movement, which encourages municipalities that have economies that rely on snow to shift to 100 percent renewable energy.
We are excited to announce our 20th exhibition location, Pittsburgh! Opening June 18th, globes will be on display throughout the downtown area. The exhibit is made possible in part by the City of Pittsburgh Mayor’s Office, Heinz Foundation, PNC Bank and the Pittsburgh Penguin Foundation.