Show Up for Stripes Day on June 21st!

Show Up for Stripes Day on June 21st! 

June 21 is the sixth annual #ShowYourStripes Day – a time when meteorologists and other climate communicators around the world raise awareness of our warming planet by displaying these colorful visuals of climate change.

Why June 21? It's the day the summer solstice occurs, and on this start to the season with the biggest extremes (heat, hurricanes, wildfires), Climate Central can help you tell the story of Stripes and advance critical conversations on climate.

Warming stripes (market) 2023
Warming Stripes (market)

Cover the Real-World Impacts of Stripes in Your Community.

These visually powerful tools of climate change communication can help to connect the dots between extreme weather and climate warming in your community. Climate Central’s Climate Matters team makes it possible to access Stripes graphics for nearly 200 cities, 49 states (excluding Hawaii). Find your location: 

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Brand New for 2023: Climate Stripes Set to Illuminate the Night!

For the first time ever, landmarks in cities across the U.S. and Canada will light up in honor of #ShowYourStripes Day! Check the list below to find a participating landmark near you. And if you see these LED Stripes, be sure to snap a photo and share on-air and online with the hashtag #ShowYourStripes. 

Stripes Bridge Image
Lowry Avenue Bridge in Minneapolis with a multi-color light display. Photo credit: Tony Webster
LandmarkLocationDay of Lighting
Davenport SkybridgeDavenport, IA6/12-18
Lowry Avenue BridgeMinneapolis6/20
I-35W St. Anthony Falls BridgeMinneapolis6/20
Fountain at Alberta ParkTuscaloosa, AL6/20-6/22
Ben Franklin BridgePhilly6/21
Skydance BridgeOklahoma City6/21
Terminal TowerCleveland6/21
CN TowerToronto6/21
Zakim BridgeBoston6/21
Longfellow BridgeBoston6/21
Fore River BridgeBoston6/21
Burns BridgeBoston6/21
Gilbert Water TowerGilbert, AZ6/21
Twin Arches BridgeWinston-Salem6/21
Dublin Link BridgeDublin, OH6/21
Retirement Systems of Alabama Tower ComplexMobile & Montgomery, AL6/21

Background on Climate Warming Stripes.

Warming Stripes, created by climate scientist Ed Hawkins, illustrate the rise in global temperatures caused by human activities, particularly the burning of fossil fuels. These visually powerful images represent the change in temperature over the last 100-plus years. 

Each stripe represents one year. The color corresponds to whether the temperature was above the long-term average (red) or below (blue). For nearly every city, state and country, the Stripes transition from mainly blue to mainly red, depicting the dramatic rise in average temperatures. 

Get Stripes Inspired.

The health of your family, friends and neighbors; the air quality in your community, the wildlife around a popular walking trail, the quality of your city’s drinking water…there are so many reasons to #ShowYourStripes. 

Stripes Graphic 1
Click the downloadable graphic: Why do you wear your stripes?
Stripes Graphic 2
Click the downloadable graphic: Why do you wear your stripes?

Check out these examples of #ShowYourStripes Day coverage:

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Share Stripes with Your Colleagues and Friends.

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