Bay Area Science Festival Features Green Ninja

Bay Area Science Festival Features Green Ninja

Bay Area Science Festival Features Green Ninja

The sign says, "I have plants in my backyard, and I don't watch TV!"

By Pat Lopes Harris, Media Relations Director

The Green Ninja, a climate action super hero created at San Jose State, made a personal appearance at the Bay Area Science Festival Nov. 6 in AT&T Park.

This inaugural event sought to engage Bay Area residents in a region-wide celebration of its scientific wonders, resources, and opportunities by exploring the role of science, engineering, and technology locally and in the world.

The Green Ninja is a climate-action superhero who fights global warming by inspiring informed personal action. A series of webisodes, written and produced by SJSU student/faculty teams, highlight the adventures of the Green Ninja as he negotiates some of the trickiest areas in climate science.

The meteorology and climate science, animation/illustration, and TV, radio, film and theatre collaborated to bring the Green Ninja to life. At the festival, he and his team met participants and staffed a table where they played a carbon game.