#sosPledge model after the The Pledge of Allegiance and transform it into a more eco conscious pledge that will ensure that we work as a team and every small efforts count, in an effort to save our only home, Earth. Please sign the pledge below.
I HEREBY PLEDGE TO MAKE THE FOLLOWING
CHANGES IN MY LIFE.
MY ACTIONS WILL BE
SMALL, BUT THEIR COLLECTIVE IMPACT WILL
BE GREAT. I PROMISE TO CONSUME FRESH
AND LOCAL PRODUCE.
I PROMISE TO REDUCE,
REUSE, RECYCLE, COMPOST, AND CONSERVE
ENERGY. I WILL WALK, BIKE OR RIDE PUBLIC
AS MUCH AS I CAN.
I WILL SET AN EXAMPLE FOR OTHERS AS A
SUSTAINABLE ORGANIC STEWARD (S.O.S.).
POR LA PRESENTE ME COMPROMETO A REALICE LOS SIGUIENTES CAMBIOS EN MI VIDA. MIS ACCIONES SERÁN PEQUEÑOS, PERO
SU IMPACTO COLECTIVO SERÁN GRANDES. ME COMPROMETO A CONSUMIR FRESCA Y LOCAL ALIMENTOS. ME COMPROMETO A REDUCIR, REUTILIZAR, RECICLAR, COMPOSTAR, Y CONSERVAR ENERGÍA. CAMINARÉ, MONTARÉ EN BICICLETA O MONTARÉ EN TRANSPORTE PÚBLICO EN LA MEDIDA QUE PUEDO. SERÉ
ESTABLECER UN EJEMPLO PARA OTROS COMO UN SOSTENIBLE CUSTODIO ORGANICO (S.C.O.).
나는 내 인생에 다음과 같은 변화를 수행하기로 서약한다.
내 행동은 작을 것이다. 그러나 그것은 집단으로 행해졌을 때 큰 효과가 있을 것이다.
나는 신선한 지역 농산물을 소비할 것을 약속한다. 나는 낭비를 줄이고 재활용하고, 음식물 쓰레기를 퇴비로 만들고, 에너지를 절약할. 것을 약속한다. 내가 할 수 있는 만큼 걷고 자전거를 타고 대중 교통 수단을 이용할 것이다. 나는 지속 가능한 유기동 스튜워드 (SOS)로 타인에 대한 예제가 되겠다.
S.O.S. Pledge is a unique artwork that is based in a concept, a mission, a promise that carries it message and virtue formless across all medium and platform that suit the budget, aesthetic, size and location of it's custodian and proudly display in a public area. It had been reborn as a marble mural in a school, a plywood board in a community garden, a handkerchief for portability and even as a temporary tattoo.
S.O.S. Pledge in PDF format is made available here for your usage to spread the message.
This particular stencil font, with a break in the face is great for silkscreen, stencil, vinyl cut, CNC milling
and laser cut.
List updated September 5, 2012:
Adam Lough, Philadelphia
Alda Leung, Brooklyn
Amelia Harder, Brooklyn
Amy Lipton, New York
Brooke Pulver, East Moriches
Carol Flaitz, Newburgh
Fely Muliadi, Beijing
Friend Wells, Los Angeles, California
Hatto Fischer, Athens, Greece
Joan Baron, Scottsdale, Arizona
Kelly Kuwabara, Brooklyn
Krista Saunders, New York City
Ashley Abess, New York
Suzanne Pinckney, New York
Tyler Haugen, Berkeley
Kas Shield, Vancouver
Andrew Meyer, San Antonio
Jane Ragavan, Kuala Lumpur
Marilyn Fenn, Austin
Tarsha Gary, Housto
Kristian Bjornard, Baltimore
Laura Lynch, Santa Barbara
Lennon Jno-Baptiste, Brooklyn
Mark Gohmann Bigelow
Marna Chester, Brooklyn
Matthias Stief, Berlin
Megan Myers, Brooklyn
Patricia Watts, Los Angeles
Penny Yuen, Kuala Lumpur
Ray Felix, Bronx, NYC
Stacy Levy, Spring Mills, PA
Sant Khalsa, San Bernardino
Sue Francis, Los Angeles
Blanka Amezkua, Athens
Raviva Hanser, Brooklyn
Jennifer Melder, Queens
Lisa Schubert, New York
Elizabeth Leader, Buffalo
Lisa Lee, Chicago
Nikee Huntington, Santa Rosa
Sara Reisman, New York City
Suzan Shutan, New Haven
Zea Morvitz, Inverness
Alyce Santoro, Marfa, TX
Bridgette Francis, Staten Island
Munkao, Kuala Lumpur
Nicki Wong, Shanghai
Stacey Benoit, Romainville, France
Stan Cooper, Cambria
Steve Williams, Venice
Susan Osberg, Beacon
Wheni Bunny, Surabaya
Susan Suntree, Santa Monica
Deb Haugen, Malibu
Prema Weichun, Staten Island
Geoffrey Salvatore, Ann Arbor
Helen Gifford, Sag Harbor
Elizabeth Thacker Jones, Brooklyn
Malcolm Sumisu, Houston
Scott Woolsey, Norwich
Karee Skarsten, Jersey City
S.O.S. Pledge at PS971, Brooklyn, New York
S.O.S. Pledge is an appropriation of The Pledge of Allegiance with a more green mission. This white Carrara Venatino Marble mural is 10 ft. high and 27 ft 9 in. wide. It is etched in with text that is painted gold. This artwork will engage and encourage young student to be a green steward when they attend school and walk by the lobby everyday. Understanding what we can do and change in our own live, even our action might be small, but our collective efforts and impact will be big. The school is a new 379-seat early childhood center which serves children in pre-K through second grade is also part of The Green Schools Alliance.
Title: S.O.S. Pledge, 2010
Artist: Tattfoo Tan
Location: PS971, 6214 4th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11220
Material: White Carrara Venatino Marble, gold paints
Dimension: 10 ft. high and 27 ft 9 in. wide
Commissioned by the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs Percent for Art Program
and the NYC School Construction Authority Public Art for Public Schools Program.
Collection of the NYC Department of Education. #10055
Project manage by Myung Hyun Lim of NY Stone Manhattan
Etching by Nick Carolla of Stone-Craft
Installation by Dennis Lynch of Great Point Stone
Fabricated by Jonathan Mitnick of CCS Stone, Inc.
Etching stencil by Andrew Cleffi of Creative Stone Design
S.O.S. Pledge at Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota
S.O.S. Pledge at Ecotone Community Garden, Houston, Texas
Ecotone Community Garden adopted S.O.S. Pledge to engage it audience.
Super Duper Milestone for ECOTONE 2012!
Graduating Senior Nursing Students of the Texas Women's University discovered St. Charles Street Urban Community Garden in their site research while compiling an Official Community Health Assessment of Third Ward. Not only did they name the garden in their 55 Page Report (with photos of the garden), but they also put this shot on the cover of their Third Ward Health Services Brochure distributed throughout the area! Yeaah ECOTONE!!!
Awesome! The "S.O.S. Pledge" (Sustainable Organic Stewards) has become an interactive education piece in our garden and I continue to salute its creator, Mr. Tattfoo Tan. The message carries the vibration of a very creative artist whom I respect greatly and could think of no better salute than to put his pledge in our garden! Everyone gets it Tattfoo! - Chef Tarsha
Project Row Houses Dupree Sculpture Park is engaging park goers with S.O.S. Pledge.
Contain, Maintain, Sustain A group exhibition that takes stock of the ways in which concerns around
sustainability are being articulated and visualized by contemporary artists today.
Sara Reisman, Director, Percent for Art Program, New York City, Department of Cultural Affairs
Welmoed Laanstra, Public Art Projects, Curator, Arlington Cultural Affair
Ernesto Santalla, AIA, LEED AP, Studio Santalla Inc.
May 19 - July 17, 2011 Reception: Thurs, May 19/7–10pm
Terrace Gallery at Artisphere
1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington VA 22209
Gallery Hours: Mon–Sat, 11am–9pm; Sun, 11am–6pm
Jane Benson, Michael Booker, Greg Braun, Carlos Bunga, Michael Cataldi, Ronit Eisenbach, Gregory Euclide,
Tom Greaves, Rachel Higgins, Christopher K. Ho, Mariah Anne Johnson, Morgana King, Barbara Liotta, LoVid,
Mary Mattingly, Jens Praet, Cordy Ryman, Katrín Sigurdardóttir, Dan Steinhilber, Tattfoo Tan, Katja Toporsk,
Lina Vargas De La Hoz, Julia von Eichel and Ishmael Randall Weeks
S.O.S. Pledge Handkerchief
possible uses for a handkerchief:
Use to signal
Use as a neck gaiter for cold weather
Use to cool down with a wet handkerchief
Use as a tourniquet
Use as a pot holder
Use as a first-aid sling
Use as washcloth or towel
Use as a sweatband
Use to mark a trail
Use as a pouch to collect wild edibles
Use as a sun block for neck
Use as a dish rag
Use as a napkin
Use as an eye patch
Use as a water filter
Use as to clean glasses and lens
Bind a stone and toss a line over a limb
Use as a dust mask