Climoji: A Social Media Tool Changing The Way We Talk About Climate

We use emojis every day to communicate the way we feel. Now there's an emoji to help us talk about climate change.

People use Emoji’s every day while communicating with friends, family, and co-workers. It’s really become such a mainstream way for people to express their feelings.

We relate to Emojis, and they have this incredible ability to give a sentence more emotion. And they’re everywhere we turn nowadays!

Interestingly, a group of artists and conservationists saw the huge potential in designing a unique set of emojis to help the world communicate about climate change and other environmental topics.

The idea is simple:

climate change + emoji = Climoji

Led by international environmental artist Marina Zurkow and recent NYU gradate Viniyata Pany at New York University, Climoji covers some of the most important topics facing our world’s oceans. From climate change and rising sea levels to overfishing and plastic pollution, the Climoji’s present an opportunity link the daily conversations we have directly with these issues.

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