- 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
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:
Organ donationand Organ transplant
Green Ribbons are also used in the US to show support for medical marijuana.
Awareness of political and cultural issues
July 2005 London bombings, British police in Nottinghamshiredistributed green ribbons as part of a Good Faith campaign to show support for Muslimcommunities.Fact|date=January 2008
Colombia, the green ribbon has been used to support peacefor the country.
The green ribbon is used to support
The green ribbon also raises awareness of the genocide in
The green ribbon was used to protest the events surrounding the
A slightly modified green ribbon also symbolises solidarity with
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] ]
Canada, the green ribbon is used to show support for finding missing children.
In the "Sex" episode of spoof news programme
Brass Eyehost 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.
Medals of Honor (Japan)
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