Fight the Rise

by Josie Morway

Boston, USA – December 2020


Finding This Mural

Across from the Downeast Cider building, look for signs for Blue Atlantic. It's tucked around the corner of the building.

256 Marginal St, East Boston, MA 02128, USA

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Story Behind This Mural

Artist Statement

"Fight The Rise features two endangered Roseate Terns in conversation amidst the elements that most threaten them; sea level rise and coastal over-development. The population of these terns is falling precipitously, as are those of so many other shorebirds and songbirds here in the Boston area. ⁠⠀ ⁠

I hope that these terns – at such an exaggerated scale and with their striking black and white plumage and intense gazes – will be effective messengers, asserting that we can, and must, slow the process of climate change and the pace of reckless development. I send them to my neighbors in East Boston, whose homes and health are also acutely threatened by these same factors, as a sign of hope and also an invitation to work together toward brighter days." – Josie Morway


Coastal Development and Sea Level Rise

Take Action

Support local ecosystems by:
• Reducing your carbon footprint.
• Advocate for conservation efforts, and voice your opinion to your town/city/state government and elected leaders
• (Help your parents) vote for ocean-minded candidates.
• Choose sustainable seafood that is lower on the food chain (think sardines over tuna). Check out these guides!
• Choosing reusable and compostable goods over less sustainable materials.