TOPIC: Advocating Artists & The National Park System
LOCATION: 38.8951° N, 77.0367° W
PROJECT: Support the National Parks Conservation Association
At Parks Project, we have always been supporters of the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) and the hard work they do protecting our National Parks for future generations. Hats off to all the advocacy they have done! Furthermore, we are massive fans of the “See America” campaign that was part of the new deal arts project in the 1930’s, so rad. We are so proud to launch a capsule collection to celebrate the reinterpretation of See America with this collaboration that benefits the NPCA!
Over 75 years after the government first commissioned posters to showcase the country’s most stunning natural features under the banner: “See America,” The Creative Action Network (CAN) has set out to do it again by launching a new version of See America, a crowdsourced art campaign, enlisting artists from all 50 states to create a collection of artwork celebrating our national parks and other treasured sites.
We couldn’t think of a better way to thank these two organizations for what they have done than to make a tee that encapsulates much of the campaign into one awesome graphic. And as all products we create tie into a story and support a project in the parks, we are using these tees to help support the artist network and fund NPCA’s continued efforts to advocate the conservation of our National Parks.
The NPCA plays a crucial role in ensuring that our magnificent lands and landmarks are protected in perpetuity:
- They advocate for the national parks and the National Park Service;
- They educate decision makers and the public about the importance of preserving the parks;
- They help to convince members of Congress to uphold the laws that protect the parks and to support new legislation to address threats to the parks;
- They fight attempts to weaken these laws in the courts;
- They assess the health of the parks and park management to better inform our advocacy work.
In more than 90 years, they have grown to represent a million members and supporters through their DC headquarters and 24 regional and field offices, all working to "protect and enhance America's National Park System for present and future generations."
Creative Action Network is a marketplace for meaningful merchandise, from a passionate community of artists and designers around the world harnessing their talents for good. They run crowdsourced campaigns around causes, anyone and everyone to contribute their own original, visual, meaningful work. The campaigns are not contests, they welcome everyone to participate. They then produce those beautiful designs into, prints, apparel, and other merchandise here in the U.S.A., and sell it on their online store to support the artists.