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'Literally Drowning': Climojis Bring the Threat of Climate Change into Your Daily Texts

Climate change + emojis = climojis. After receiving a Green Grant through the NYU Office of Sustainability, an ITP team created a visual language for daily dialogue about environmental issues.

SustainableITP—a committee of Tisch artists dedicated to environmental issues—has developed Climojis, emojis designed to inspire action and conversation around the global problem of climate change. In this video, ITP professor Marina Zurkow, who led the effort with recent ITP grad Viniyata Pany, discusses how the icons provide a path for climate change ideas to enter daily dialogue. Climojis are available for download as a sticker pack on iPhones and Android. Learn more here:

(Music by Blinkers/Pond5)