Green ribbon

The green ribbon has been used as a symbol for many campaigns, including environmental justice, cannabis-liberation, and agriculture.

Environmental awareness uses

Environmental initiatives, such as Environment Week in the UK and in Canada, often use green ribbons to represent support for sustainable development and environmental initiatives.Fact|date=January 2008

Support of farm families

In 1998, Margaret Bruce, a Pastoral Associate at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in North Dakota, sought a way to support farm families and came up with the idea of a green ribbon and a card that read "We care through prayer." Around the same time, the National Catholic Rural Life Conference (NCRLC) began receiving emergency calls from farm families in stress and saw that the situation was getting worse across the country. In November 1998, NCRLC launched the Green Ribbon Campaign at their 75th anniversary meeting. They developed and began to disseminate rural crisis packets to help parishes deal with the growing rural crisis.

Awareness of medical conditions

Green ribbons are used to create awareness for many medical conditions, including:

* Bipolar Disorder
* Hemochromatosis
* Celiac Disease
* Lyme Disease
* Lymphoma
* Cerebral Palsy
* Organ donation and Organ transplant

Green Ribbons are also used in the US to show support for medical marijuana.

Awareness of political and cultural issues

Following the July 2005 London bombings, British police in Nottinghamshire distributed green ribbons as part of a Good Faith campaign to show support for Muslim communities.Fact|date=January 2008

In Colombia, the green ribbon has been used to support peace for the country.

The green ribbon is used to support cannabis legalization.

The green ribbon also raises awareness of the genocide in Darfur, Sudan.

The green ribbon was used to protest the events surrounding the Jena Six.

A slightly modified green ribbon also symbolises solidarity with Chechnya.

A light green ribbon is used to support a foundation for impoverished orphans and street kids of former communist countries. [ [http://www.striveforlife.com Strive For Life] ]

Other uses

In Canada, the green ribbon is used to show support for finding missing children.

In the "Sex" episode of spoof news programme Brass Eye host Chris Morris wears a green ribbon in support of people who have "Good AIDS" or AIDS contracted through no fault of their own (e.g. through contaminated blood transfusion).

The green ribbon can also indicate a support of music education, especially in Hispanic Communities in the United States. [http://www.hispanicprwire.com/news.php?l=in&id=6011&cha=7]

At county or state fairs in the United States, green ribbons are awarded to competitors who finish in fifth place in contests.

ee also

* Medals of Honor (Japan)

References

External links

* [http://100megsfree3.com/levgen/grcampaign.html Green Ribbon Campaign, open records for adoptees]


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