SkyDay Project – A Quirky Way to Bring the World Together

A photo of the sky for the SkyDay Project, Photo: Courtesy of Saima Abbasi

Go Green Wilmette is partnering with SkyDay, an online citizen artwork project, to get people outside and engaged in a global movement to protect the sky. Founded by Wilmette artist Ben Whitehouse, SkyDayProject creates an ever-changing online mosaic comprised of photographs of the sky.

Go Green Wilmette’s goal is 1,000 photos and submitting photos is fun. I submitted mine from Thanksgiving Day in Wilmette.  Submit photos of the sky (and only the sky) at skydayproject   and selecting the Go Green Wilmette gallery. It might be fun to organize a photo shoot with friends at your favorite spot. Be creative! There is no limit to the number of photos they can submit.

Go Green Wilmette Committee, Photo: Courtesy of Saima Abbasi

SkyDay’s mission aligns with Go Green Wilmette’s mission of raising environmental awareness. 

This is a global citizen art project that is connecting people from around the world to protect our sky. By participating in this project people are showing that they care about the environment. Go Green Wilmette is working with many local groups to take part in this exciting project. We are asking them to take pictures of the sky and upload them to the GGW sky gallery. 

Go Green Wilmette’s photo gallery will premiere at the Going Green Matters fair on March 10, 2019.

Go Green Wilmette is partnering with SkyDay, an online citizen artwork project, to get people outside and engaged in a global movement to protect the sky. Founded by Wilmette artist Ben Whitehouse, SkyDayProject creates an ever-changing online mosaic comprised of photographs of the sky.

What is SkyDay Project?

Founded by Wilmette artist Ben Whitehouse, SkyDay Project is a citizen artwork project that bridges art and science.” Year round people all over the world contribute photos of the sky creating an ever-changing online mosaic. Go to www.skydayproject.org to see the sky mosaic.

   What is the goal?

  SkyDay Project combines art and science to challenge people to        think in new ways about their relationship to the sky and seeks to build a   global community that aims to protect our sky for the benefit of all.

What is Go Green Wilmettes Role?

Go Green Wilmette is partnering with SkyDay to get people connected to the environment in a positive way. It is a fun, easy way for people to engage in a global movement.

Partnering with SkyDay aligns with Go Green Wilmette’s mission to raise environmental awareness in the community and to inspire people to take action to make a difference.

What is Go Green Wilmettes target?

Go Green Wilmette’s goal is to get 1,000 photos posted on Go Green Wilmette’s SkyDay Project gallery before March 10, 2019, when the gallery premieres at Go Green Wilmette’s annual fair, Going Green Matters.

How does it work?

Participants simply photograph the sky (nothing else) and then upload photos on  #skydaywilmette or through the SkyDay Project website, www.skydayproject.org, selecting the Go Green Wilmette group.

Is this a big deal?

Yes! SkyDay Project was displayed at the Adler Planetarium and the Chicago Botanic Garden, and was installed on the International Space Station. SkyDay Project was also featured on the WBEZ radio show Worldview.

What are people saying?

“This is a global citizen artwork designed to bring people together in support of our one, shared sky. Every sky photo posted is a statement by the sender that they care about our sky and want us to come together across cultures and borders to protect it for the benefit of all.” Ben Whitehouse, Artist and Founder, SkyDay

“Go Green Wilmette is partnering with SkyDay to raise environmental awareness about our fragile environment by connecting people through art and technology to our one shared sky. This is a global citizen art project and we are excited to be part of it.” Saima Abbasi, Board Member, Go Green Wilmette

“By partnering with SkyDay Go Green Wilmette is encouraging people to take part in a global citizen art project and build community around an environmental cause.”- Beth Drucker, President, Go Green Wilmette

“It was fun taking a photo of the sky right here in Wilmette, and then being part of an art exhibit with photos from all over the world.”

Margot Bacchus, Wilmette resident, age 13

Photos: Courtesy of Saima Abbasi and Go Green Wilmette

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