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Tag: Global Warming

Rami Eid: the man in the cube

Rami, hats off to you.

‘The man in the Cube’ is a project organized by The League of Independent Activists – IndyACT aiming to raise global urgency on the critical dangers of global warming and to urge world leaders to take fast and effective action against climate change in Copenhagen this year.

‘The man in the cube’ (Rami Eid) represents “the last man on earth” enduring a fierce struggle for survival against climate change effects. He will be living in a transparent 4 meter square cube on Ein El-Mreyseh in Beirut, Lebanon, for 3 days starting October 16th, 2009.

The ‘last man’ simulates the possibility of a dim future for mankind where we failed to act against climate change when we had the chance.

Follow the man in the cube on twitter and his personal blog.

Rami Eid, the man in the cube - themaninthecube.wordpress.com

Rami Eid, the man in the cube - themaninthecube.wordpress.com

via IndyACT blog

Blog Action Day 2009 is today on Climate Change

Save yourself by saving the earth. After all, it’s about YOU, and it starts by YOU!

Blog Action Day 2009 - Climate Change logo

Blog Action Day 2009 - Climate Change logo

Watch online HOME, the 2009 movie by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

You can now watch the movie Home by Yann Arthus-Bertrand below. For those who don’t know about it, HOME is an ode to the planet’s beauty and its delicate harmony. Through the landscapes of 54 countries captured from above, Yann Arthus-Bertrand takes us on an unique journey all around the planet, to contemplate it and to understand it.

By bringing us unique footage from the Earth and sharing with us his wonder and his concern, Yann Arthus-Bertrand lays a foundation stone for the world that, together, we must rebuild. The film HOME intends to shift people’s perceptions, to make us aware of the tectonic movements at work and to incite us to act.

More than a movie, HOME will be a major event around the globe: for the first time ever, a film will be released on the same day in over 50 countries. June 5th 2009, World Environment Day has been chosen as the highly symbolic date for this simultaneous, and free of charge, release on every format: movie theatre, TV, DVD and Internet. The aim of director Yann Arthus-Bertrand is to reach the widest possible audience, and to convince us all of our individual and collective responsibility towards the planet.

Watch it below:

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Earth Hour 2009 is today! Save yourself by saving the earth

For those of you who do not know, earth hour is scheduled for today from 8:30 pm till 9:30 pm local time. Earth Hour is an international event organized by the WWF (World Wildlife Fund), and held on the last Saturday of March each year, which asks households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights and electrical appliances for one hour to raise awareness towards the need to take action on climate change.

Earth Hour began in Sydney in 2007, when 2.2 million homes and businesses switched off their lights for one hour. In 2008 the message had grown into a global sustainability movement, with 50 million people switching off their lights. Global landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Rome’s Colosseum, the Sydney Opera House and the Coca Cola billboard in Times Square all stood in darkness. Even Google’s homepage went “dark” on the day Earth Hour took place.

The last couple of years, the trend has been going towards this “green” campaign and climate change. Companies embrace green technologies, and ads target people urging them to save the earth. But this raises a very important question in my mind: “Is it really the earth that we are saving? or are we saving ourselves?”

Earth will still be here, maybe having a different living environment that is not suitable for us as human beings, but it is us who will disappear! I believe all these ads about saving earth should be modified, to reflect the fact that we are saving ourselves! Maybe this would lead to a higher awareness in the consciousness of people. As for me, I am doing my part in this global campaign, as should each one of you.

Vote Earth 2009- Earth Hour by WWF

Vote Earth 2009- Earth Hour by WWF