Sticks for Schools

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Getting Climate Sticks for Your School

You can choose any of the following ways to get Climate Sticks for your Climate Stick Club or Committee. The Climate Stick Project waves any concern about Trademark infringement for the production of Climate Sticks for use by students at your school or the people you provide them to with personal interactions.

In general you can make climate sticks of any size and shape that you want (rectangular or from round dowels) with the information from the table below.

Method One: Printing two sided Climate Sticks on Color Printers

Download the files Color Side One and Color Side Two and print them on the thickest paper your printer will take, or you could go to a print shop and get them copied there. Remember it is two sided printing that’s needed.

Use a hole punch to get the hole in the Red. Waxed cotton or hemp can be found at craft stores to make necklaces.

Use a sharp paper cutter to cut out the Climate Sticks.

Method Two: Painted Wooden Sticks

For one efficient way, we recommend that you have a hanging line where the freshly painted Climate Sticks (and in-process ones) can be hung to dry.

1. Get 5/16 x 3/4 in by 3 or 4 feet long wooden shafts from a big box store or your local hardware store. These wooden pieces will make 9 to 12 Climate Sticks that are 4” long when cut up. Use the following dimensions to make a 4” Climate Stick or an 8” Teaching Climate Stick. Most people will want the 4” Climate Stick but those who are serious about bringing others into the mass movement to end carbon burning may want an 8” Teaching Climate Stick. 3 inch Climate Sticks are more difficult to paint so we recommend 4 inch painted Climate Sticks.

Climate Stick
Climate Stick
Any Size
Climate Stick
C02 4 In 8 In ? In
Red 1 + 1/2" (1.5") 3" (3.0") 33%
Yellow 3/8" (.375") 3/4" (.75") 8.5%
Black 1" (1.0") 2" (2.0") 28.5%
Green 1 + 1/8" (.125") 2 +1/4" (2.25") 30%
Total 4 In 8 In 100%

2. Get paints similar to these at a crafts store: Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint (Bright or Neon Green, Bright Red, Basic Black and a Bright or Neon Green. Purchase MinWax Polycrylic Protective to cover the paint when the paint is dry. Use good brushes and remember to clean them.

3. Drill an 1/8 hole in top third of the Red end of the Climate Stick.

4. Lightly mark up the lines for each color. You may want to use painters tape to help with the marking and to make the painting easier.

5. Paint the Climate Sticks Yellow and Green first and let them dry. Give them a second coat if needed. Then paint the Red and Black next. These colors will cover the other colors at the intersections between colors. Apply second coats where needed and touch up where needed.

6. Apply the protective finish on both sides.

7. After painting (and the protective finish if you do it) use Yellow duck tape to add the 350 line at the top of the Black. Choose a size that is wide enough to be a visible line and place it two times that same distance down as it is wide. See proportions at the Top of this page on left.

Note: A Teaching Climate Stick has the back side of the Red and Yellow sections painted Gray. This allows a simpler introduction to the Climate Stick if you are addressing a group.

Method Three: Creating Bracelets

Climate Stick Bracelets can be created by getting the following from a local craft store:

  • Stretch cord in .7 or 1 mil diameter sizes
  • Beads of wood or glass (not plastic from fossil fuels) in Red, Yellow, Black and Green
The numbers of beads for the Climate Stick colors are: 4 Green, 2 Black, One Yellow, One Black, 2 Yellow and 5 Red. Wood mixtures can make up the rest.

Using wood cube-like beads could have letters that identify your school.

Method Four: Donate to get Climate Sticks by Mail.

For every $30 donation made through the website we will send you 10 plant based Climate Sticks and cord to make them necklaces or pins.