in Frieze New York , News | 16 FEB 24

Vote for Your Favorite Environmental Initiative at Frieze New York 2024

Choose to support one of three environmental causes: solar energy in sub-Saharan Africa, wetlands and grasslands in New York City, and water resources in old-growth Bolivian forest

in Frieze New York , News | 16 FEB 24

Frieze continues to champion global green projects at Frieze New York 2024. Via the eco fundraising platform Pinwheel, visitors to the fair and users of can vote for their favorite green initiative and donate themselves. Frieze pledges to match-fund all donations for projects up to £20,000.

Cast your vote below for one of the three shortlisted projects:

SolarAid enables medical procedures to continue after the sun has set
SolarAid enables medical procedures to continue after the sun has set

Delivering Safe, Non-toxic Lighting to Sub-Saharan Africa

Nearly 600 million people in sub-Saharan Africa do not have access to electricity. This means that when the sun goes down, work and study must end. The only other option is to light kerosene lamps and paraffin candles, which emit toxic fumes into people’s lungs and the earth’s atmosphere. SolarAid is changing this, working to deliver clean, safe and affordable solar lights to rural communities across the continent. By selling rather than donating these solar lights, this social enterprise ensures that all users have customer rights if the products are faulty and trains members of the community as solar entrepreneurs and educators.

Conserving green spaces in New York City
Conserving green spaces in New York City

Restoring Wetlands and Grasslands in New York City

New York City is home to over 20,000 acres of natural areas — with 7,300 acres of forest within NYC Parks. Each year, the city's trees capture 1.97 billion gallons of stormwater runoff and store 1.2 million tons of carbon per year. New York City’s urban forests remove 1,300 tons of pollutants from the atmosphere and also provide meaningful connections to nature for millions of people. Natural Areas Conservancy (NAC) exists to restore and conserve the green and blue spaces of New York City in order to enhance the lives of all New Yorkers. The NAC champion urban natural areas in New York City and across America through innovative research, partnerships, and advocacy. 

Protecting biodiversity in old-growth Bolivian forest
Protecting biodiversity in old-growth Bolivian forest

Conserving Water Resources in Bolivian Old-Growth Rainforest

Art to Acres is helping to support 56,900 acres of old-growth rainforest in Bolivia, by conserving its water reservoir, which provides water resources for more than 2.5 million people, and consolidating the conservation of the biodiverse buffer zone of Amboró National Park. The funds raised will support local communities in conserving the lands on which they have historically lived. To date, the initiative has supported 32 million acres of protected land and 814,203,000 tonnes of underground carbon. 


Together, Frieze and Pinwheel link up artists, audiences and organizations across the nonprofit and private sectors to support projects that help the environment. Find out more about Pinwheel on its website.

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Main Image: Natural Areas Conservancy (NAC)