Environmental Studies Program

Climate Warming Stripes Banner

The warming stripes banner was created as part of Brandeis' Year of Climate Action

Brandeis students hold the 40m warming stripe banner on campus

Summer 2022, Prof Warner had an idea to create a warming stripes banner for Brandeis' Year of Climate Action. Brandeis has dedicated the 2022-23 academic year to climate action in order to deepen the community's understanding of climate change as a social justice issue through an incredible lineup of curricular and co-curricular programming. This warming stripe banner is a large visual of climate change from 1880-2020.

Students, faculty and staff gathered during the summer to sew 40 meters of fabric together into stripes, which depict the changes in global temperature due to anthropogenic climate change. The Office of Sustainability provided financial support for the project.

Faculty and student sew fabric together on sewing machines

This PDF provides more detail about the warming stripes.

The banner made its debut during the My Climate Action Rally at the Boston State House. It currently on display at the SCC.

Brandeis students hold the warming banner in front of the MA State House