Butterfly Art to Make a Fossil Fuel Statement in New Haven

Creations are due by January 20 for a Metamorphosis Street Art installation.

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Butterflies adorn a bicycle to make a statement about using fewer fossil fuels.
Photo:WalkBikeTransit New Haven
Butterfly Art to Make a Fossil Fuel Statement in New Haven
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Butterfly Art to Make a Fossil Fuel Statement in New Haven

The winter streets of New Haven will get a little more colorful in January. Thousands of hand-made butterflies will be dispersed throughout the city in a massive outdoor art installation, and the public is being asked to get involved.

WNPR's Ray Hardman spoke recently with Chris Schweitzer from WalkBikeTransit New Haven, the organization sponsoring the butterfly art installation project. Chris is program director for the New Haven/Leon Sister City Project.

Instructions for making butterflies can be found here, preferably from recycled materials. WalkBikeTransit is inviting residents to consider a "metamorphosis" to less fossil fuel/car dependent transportation.

Schweitzer said the deadline for collecting them is Monday, January 20.