Paint For The Planet Auction Today
The art may be from children and teenagers but the cause is one that affects us all. Today the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) is holding their "Paint for the Planet" art auction in New York City showcasing 26 paintings from kids all around the planet. The painting all have the theme of climate change and money raised will go to help the children most adversely affected by global warming.
CNN reports that pre-bids indicate that all 26 paintings will be sold for at least the opening bid of $500 apiece. Some painting express the damage caused by global warming while others, like the one above by Daniela Melendez, 14, of Colombia are more optimistic about the future of alternative energy. Live bidding starts tonight at 8 p.m. ET at the Harvard Club in New York and you can also bid online through eBay.