The Vote Earth campaign artwork was created by Shepard Fairey, the artist who created the iconic imagery for Barack Obama in the last US Presidential Election. Vote Earth was the world’s first global election, an election between earth and global warming. The target was one billion votes for earth, because our planet is worth saving.
Earth Hour 2012 in Kediri, Indonesia - Documentary
There was something different, something special, about this year’s Earth Hour. We have a reason to connect.
Tfou! Earth Hour in Lebanon
BlackSmith studios created this neat video for Earth Hour in Lebanon. Tfou in Lebanese slang means both turn it off and yuck.
BlackSmith Studios is VFX and post production studio with offices in Beirut, Lebanon and Toronto, Canada.
What would you do to get 10,000 people to give up their car for a week? See what Oliver is willing to do #EarthHour
© Michel Roggo / WWF-Canon
One of the most important topics of the climate change talks in Durban centres around Brazil’s rainforests.
Brazil houses 30 percent of the remaining tropical rain forest on Earth, and has been a global leader in conservation and reducing emissions.
The country’s policymakers are considering changes to laws which would remove protection from an area equal to the size of France and the UK.
Forests are critical for people and wildlife, and also crucial to helping prevent runaway climate change.
Keep up-to-date with Brazil’s Forest Law reform HERE
© WWF Romania
The citizens of Romania have gone beyond the hour, with tens of thousands of people rallying behind a campaign by WWF to protect one of Europe’s largest and last remaining virgin forests.
A ministerial commitment was secured setting a course of action to protect Romania’s forests, which represent up to 65% of the virgin forests still remaining in Europe.
A heap of stories are now available on our official website. From Singapore to Brazil, Nepal to Australia - Earth Hour is broadcasting from all corners of the globe.
We also have blog contributions from Cole Rise, Lindsay E. Brown, Claudia Bahamón, Josette de Vroeg, Dermot O’Gorman and Lida Pet-Soede. More big names are in the works to contribute, so watch this space for the latest info.
One Liter Limited
1ℓimit faucet looks more like an elegant test tube inverted on top of a tap. The glass tube holds exactly one liter of water, sufficient for a quick handwash. The theory being that we waste almost six liters of water and use only one, while washing hands. Once the stored one-liter is used up, you have to turn-off the tap till the next one liter fills up the tube. A cumbersome rationing process that will hopefully drive home the point of conservation!
Designers: Yonggu Do, Dohyung Kim & Sewon Oh
Heroines for the Planet: Green For All’s Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins
Our guest blogger Lindsay E. Brown has done an interview with the CEO of Green For All, Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, about the possibilities of a Green Collar Economy for the USA. It’s an inspiring read for all those who want a build a career and make a difference to the planet at the same time.