Message from Louis Palmer, wave.earth:
I am very pleased to announce that our dream came true and we have successfully set up the mosaic at the UN World Climate Change Conference, together with the the electric car race of FIA formula E in Marrakesh, Morocco, on 11-11. We have created a powerful message from more than 50'000 students from all over the world, that they are ready to do something and to reduce their CO2 emissions. So the world leaders should also take steps to stop global warming!
Two GUINNESS world records broken
With all your contributions, we have broken two world records:
- The world record for the largest greeting card mosaic was so far around 390 m2, and we measured that our mosaic was exactly 699 m2!
- And we have also broken the world record for the greeting card with the most contrubutions. It stood so far at 13000, and we have received 50581!
It will take around 3 months until Guinness will accept both world records, and then I will let you know.
What will happen next?
For us as a WAVE EARTH team, it's not so important to break world records, but it's important to educate children in the world about global warming. As global emmissions are still too high, and the world leaders at the World Climate Change Conference are not taking enough action, we believe that we must not change the climate, but the minds of people. And we believe what Nelson Mandela once said: education is the most powerful weapon that you can use to change the world.
We are fully energized to continue our efforts. We decided not to stop here but to continue with our mission to educate more and more children, together with teachers and governments all over the world. After this first succesful event, also our partners want to continue and even strengthen their support. So we decided to lay out these cards again and make the next mosaic even bigger. This is going to happen at the next UN World Climate Change Conference, in Bonn, Germany, in November 2017.
Your posters are already on the way back to the WAVE office in Switzerland in a Tesla electric car, and they will be used in Bonn next year again.
Hi resolution pictures and video
I am going to send you much better quality pictures in the next few days, as promised, where you will be able to find your own cards, and also a video with the highlights of the event.
Until then, please find a collection of our best pictures now on www.wave.earth
Many thanks to all 50,581 students who did not only write a card, but also committed to reduce their CO2 emissions. These students understand that they have to act and do something for their future, and everyone can (and must) contribute to the solution, and not to the problem.
Many thanks to all teachers and school directors with whom we had the honour to cooperate, and who understand the importance of this mission.
Many thanks to all our Ambassadors and volunteers, who spent endless hours in contacting schools and organizations, and to those who helped to repair damaged cards and travelled to Marrakesh in order to make it happen.
Many thanks to the #1o5C campaign of the Climate Vulnerable Forum supported by UNDP, Formula E, Global Programme Climate Change (GPCC) of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Fondation pour le développement durable des régions de montagne FDDM, TWIKE Maroc and many other organizations in different countries all over the world!
I will keep you updated!
Kind regards and lets' move the world!