Saving our environment and slowing the effects from climate change for future generation relies on group actions taken by government, countries, businesses, neighbors, and parents while educating the younger generation; at the same it is just as important to avoid having to repeat our mistakes from the past.
WAVE (World Advanced Vehicle Expedition) collaborated with schools around the world, with the help of local Ambassadors, on a campaign to setup the world's largest greeting card mosaic at the United Nation on June 17th, and also in the future at the next UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakesh in November 2016, in cooperation with the #1o5c Campaign of UNDP.
Students Preparing the Pledges for WAVE Ambassadors to Collect Them with their EV
Pledges being handed over to WAVE Ambassadors at ESF Kennedy School
Between early May and the end of classes for summer holiday, the team managed to visit four schools to collect over 1,600 pledges. The pledges included words from individual students about their commitment to help reduce the effects on climate change to the environment.
Studens involvement will allow them to better understand that climate change is a real threat to our planet. At the same time, we hope each and every message is heard by the countries in the United Nation to continue to strengthen polices to fight climate change. The first batch were been delivered by a volunteer pilot from a local airline while making his trip Geneva. They were displayed together with the rest of the 23,000+ pledges from other schools around the world on the June 17th event at the United Nation in Geneva.
WAVE Ambassadors collecting pledges from ESF Clear Water Bay School
UN Geneva Gathering in June 2016 via WAVE
WAVE participant laying down the collected pledges from schools all over the world at UN Geneva via WAVE
The WAVE movement hopes to collect many more pledges from different schools at the start of the new school year across the globe, before the UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakesh happens this coming November. It is our hope as well that many more students from different schools will participate in such movement.
Please check out the WAVE website for more detail on how to get involve and help this movement break a world record for the largest greeting card mosaic. Schools in Hong Kong can contact Charged Hong Kong to participate in the WAVE movement