Art Project “In Your Face” against microplastic in cosmetics and cleaning products

Art Project “In Your Face” against microplastic in cosmetics and cleaning products

Photo Source: Ranga Yogeshwar: Physiker, #Scientists4Future – Luisa Neubauer: Akivistin #FridaysForFuture – Dieter Hallervorden: Schauspieler © Saskia Uppenkamp

 

 

 

 

 
Art meets science, meets politics! 

We must strongly oppose the pollution of our oceans with all available means. Now!

 

 

Ocean.Now! is a young NGO, who aims to raise awareness of the damage being done and condition of our seas through public relations and dialogue between science, art and politics.

By using art, we want to viscerally highlight current environmental problems in the oceans and, thereby, stimulate dialogue between politicians and citizens and, in particular, make decisions makers in politics and society think twice. The destruction of the source of all life on earth, the oceans, demands that we fight vigorously NOW.

For this reason, we cooperated with the artist Swaantje Güntzel for our first project (autumn/ winter 2018). Together we used her piece “Microplastics II”, which illustrates the destructive character of microplastics, and projected it onto politically significant locations within Berlin to attract attention to our petition under the motto #banmicroplastics.

Currently, we are collecting donations for our second project being held on the “World Day of the Oceans”, where we are exhibiting a special art installation associated with our petition against microplastics in cosmetics and cleaning products. Until now, our petition has over 30,000 supporters and we hope to further increase awareness of microplastics and our petition by an additional media-effective art installation, which will be presented offline around Berlin and online, on social media.

Moreover and as part of the handing over of our petition, we are planning a gathering of politicians, scientists and art to create awareness through education; because there is no time to leave next generations to set the course for tomorrow!

 

photo: all rights by https://zerowasteverein.de/

 

 

 

 

Sign the petition and help to legally abolish all microplastics in cosmetics and cleaning products!

 

“We have to convince the people in the world that they should tell the politicians that they’re concerned.”
– Sir David Attenborough

 

Ocean. Now! is a collective accelerating ocean protection. We work with the medium of art to end the destruction of the Ocean. Now!

 

  • 50% of all oxygen on earth is generated by the ocean
  • The ocean absorbs 90% of our global warming
  • 33% of the global population survives due to ocean proteins

 

Sign our open letter to the ministry of the environment!

Here’s an excerpt:

“Sehr geehrte Umweltministerin Svenja Schulze,

wir fordern Sie auf: Verbieten Sie den Zusatz von Kunststoffen in Kosmetik und Reinigungsmitteln – und zwar generell. Das heißt nicht nur die gemeinhin bekannten Mikroplastikkügelchen, sondern auch flüssige, gel-, pasten- und wachsartige Kunststoffe müssen verboten werden.”

 

Click here to sign petition…

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Global Award for Sustainable Architecture 2019

Global Award for Sustainable Architecture 2019

WHEN  Monday, May 13, 2019 – 2pm

WHERE  Auditorium,  CITÉ DE L’ARCHITECTURE ET DU PATRIMOINE, 7 AVENUE ALBERT DE MUN – 75016 PARIS

 

Symposium Global Award for Sustainable Architecture™ 2019 with the conferences of the 5 laureates

 

The Global Award, created by the architect and scholar Jana Revedin in 2006, every year rewards five architects who contribute to a more equitable and sustainable development and build an innovative and participatory approach to meet the needs of societies, whether they are experts in eco-construction or self-development actors for whom sustainability is synonymous with social and urban equity. The originality of the prize is to federate them in a unifying scene, enriching the global debate. Attentive to emerging scenes, interdisciplinarity and experimental learning, the Global Award is recognized as a discoverer of 21st century architects : Wang Shu, Alejandro Aravena, Carin Smuts, Francis Kéré, Al Borde, Assemble, Rotor, Bijoy Jain or Marta Maccaglia.

At the Centenary of Walter Gropius’ Bauhaus, the Global Award 2019 honors the multidisciplinary and social-reformatory aim of the Bauhaus: “Architecture is science, art and crafts at the service of society.”

Each year the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture ™ recognizes five architects who share both the principles of sustainable development and a participatory architectural approach to the needs of society, in both the northern and the southern hemispheres.

The Global Award was created in 2006 by the architect and scholar Jana Revedin, in partnership with the Cité de l’Architecture & du Patrimoine and the member institutions of its international scientific committee. In 2010 it was put under patronage of UNESCO.

The work carried out during the past ten years has assured the undisputed international recognition of the Global Award, proving its scientific independence and uniting the award winners in an avant-garde community of collective research and experimentation of architectural and urban self-development projects.

The Cité de l’Architecture & du Patrimoine guarantees the cultural promotion of the prize by publicizing the work of the architects and their contribution to the global debate. Given the cultural and political importance of this movement, since 2017 the Cité produces the Global Awards, counting on its founder prof. Jana Revedin as the president of its scientific jury.

 

The Global Award scientific jury is composed by :

  • Jana Revedin, Founding President Global Award, Paris
  • Benno Albrecht, IUAV, Venise
  • Marie-Hélène Contal, Cité de l’Architecture & du Patrimoine, Paris
  • Spela Hudnik, International Architecture Biennale, Ljubljana
  • Deniz İncedayı, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul

 

 

 

The Founding Principles

Sustainable design is the catalyst for a new participative approach in architectural und urban planning processes. The very fundamentals of a project: durability, flexibility, economic, technical and ecological adequacy, cultural and social acceptance are being readdressed respecting society’s new concerns, fighting inequality, cultural disrespect and unreflected functionalism.

The Global Award Community, which consists of the 60 contemporary architects and teams from around the globe who have received the award, works towards a sustainable architectural ethic and fosters research, experimentation and transmission in the fields of sustainable architecture, urban renewal and academic social responsibility. It defines architecture as an agent of empowerment, self-development and civic rights.

 

 

 

Lauréats 2019 :

 

 

 

 

 

Photosource: www.citedelarchitecture.fr

The Global Award scientific jury honors for their groundbreaking approaches:

– Prof. Dr. Werner Sobek for his innovation and transmission excellency, directing the Institute for Lightweight Structures and Conceptual Design ILEK Stuttgart (Germany) in succession of Frei Otto and Jörg Schlaich.

– Prof. Ersen Gürsel for his lifelong context- and society-concerned Design-pedagogy at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul (Turkey), the school that since 1933 offered a home to major exponents of the Bauhaus movement – Bruno Taut, Martin Wagner and Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky, on the run from Nazi-persecution.

– Rozana Montiel (Mexico), Ammar Khammash (Jordan) and Jorge Lobos (Chile) for their dedication to interdisciplinary scientific researches as well as artisanal and artistic approaches to architecture and the public, making them understandable, desirable and affordable for all.

The Symposium 2019 will be followed by a presentation of the books:
Sustainable Design VII – Global Award for Sustainable Architecture 2018, Marie-Hélène Contal, Jana Revedin; Ed. Alternatives-Gallimard, 2019
Building with the immaterial, under the direction of Jana Revedin, Ed. Alternatives-Gallimard, Manifesto collection

Climate Change Leadership – Porto Summit 2019

Climate Change Leadership – Porto Summit 2019

WHEN:  7th March 2019, 13:00 – 19:00 hrs

WHERE:  Porto, Alfândega Conference Centre

About The Summit

 

On the last day, following the wine industry debate, the conference will culminate with the second edition of the Climate Change Leadership Porto summit attended by world-class climate change experts and activists. Nobel Laureate and former US Vice-President Al Gore will be the Keynote Speaker. Other speakers include UN Champion of the Earth for the world’s largest beach clean-up project, Afroz Shah; Director-General of WWF International Marco Lambertini; Kaj Török, Chief Sustainability Officer at MAX Burgers, the World’s First Climate-Positive Burgers.

 

The event follows the Climate Change Leadership Summit 2018 held in Porto last July at which the keynote address was given by President Barack Obama. The key outcome of this summit was the launch of the Porto Procotol, which commits its participants to adopt and promote concrete actions, however small, to help reduce the impact of a changing climate. While this important global initiative recognises that the wine industry is uniquely well placed to take a leadership role in climate change mitigation, the Protocol welcomes the participation of institutions, companies and individuals from all areas of activity.

 

The Climate Change Leadership Porto Summit will create a unique convergence of expertise, wisdom and inspiration, bringing together some of the world’s leading scientists and authorities on climate change and the environment.

photo source:  climatechange-porto.com/porto-summit-2019

Al Gore

Nobel Prize Laureate and former Vice-President of the USA. Al Gore is the cofounder and chairman of Generation Investment Management, and the founder and chairman of The Climate Reality Project, a nonprofit devoted to solving the climate crisis.

 

He is the author of the #1 New York Times best-sellers An Inconvenient Truth and The Assault on Reason, and the best-sellers Earth in the Balance, Our Choice: A Plan To Solve the Climate Crisis, The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change, and most recently, The New York Times best-seller An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.

He is the subject of the documentary movie “An Inconvenient Truth,” which won two Oscars in 2006 — and a second documentary in 2017, “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.”

In 2007, Gore was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, along with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, for “informing the world of the dangers posed by climate change.”

2019 – March 13-15 – Nonprofit Technology Conference

2019 – March 13-15 – Nonprofit Technology Conference

when :  March 13 – 15, 2019
where : Portland

Program

 

Next spring in Portland, OR, gather together with more than 2,000 of your nonprofit colleagues, all using technology to serve their communities and make change.

With a wide array of useful, thought-provoking, relevant-to-your-interests sessions and numerous opportunities to connect and network, the 2019 Nonprofit Technology Conference is designed to help you reinvigorate your work and bring that renewed passion back to your community.

Highlights include:

  • Nearly 200 sessions on topics covering technology management, program and service delivery, fundraising and development, operations, and digital communications and marketing.
  • A career center featuring résumé review, speed mentoring, and a professional photographer to spruce up your profile pic.
  • Community events including Birds of a Feather lunch tables, Dine Around gatherings, the official NTEN party at OMSI, and other self-organized meetups.

 

Educational sessions are still being confirmed but will be posted on this page as they are announced. Click on your category of interest to see the sessions we’re planning.

 

 

Fundraising

IT

Leadership

Marketing/Communications

Program

Tactical

 

see all about this event here …

BakuForum – International Humanitarian Forum 2018

BakuForum – International Humanitarian Forum 2018

WANN: 25. – 26. OCTOBER 2018
WO: BAKU, AZERBAIJAN

About Forum

Baku International Humanitarian Forum is an event of famous representatives of political scientific and cultural elite of the world community including famous statesmen, Nobel Prize’s winners in the various fields of science and leaders of influential international organizations whose aim is holding dialogues, discussions and exchange of views on wide range of global issues in the interest of all humanity.

The organizers and participants of the Forum are representatives of natural and social sciences, as well as cultural elite of the world who have ambitious task of forming a new humanitarian agenda with the aim of its further consideration in the world scale. Most powerful people of the world are also invited to take part in the Forum. They are acting or former heads of states and founders of multinational corporations. Assembly of the representatives of all spheres of human activity leads to the optimal solution of vital problems, which disturb all humanity.

The initiators of the Forum in 2010 were the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and his colleague the President of Russian Federation Dmitriy Medvedev.

 

Positions

taking into consideration humanitarian problems in the era of globalization and reflecting voice of the heart of humanity – are highlighted in the Baku Declaration.

The Goal

is to build a dialogue through round tables. Every single person can listen and can be heard in the arena for actual topics of concern.

 

The Task

is formation of ground for constructive debates and discussions; exchange of ideas, theoretical and practical knowledge.

Outcome

is embodied in recommendations and calls to international organizations, leaders of states and every single individual.

Traditions of the Forum

  • The Forum is held once every 2 years in Baku, the capital city of the Republic of Azerbaijan;
  • All participants of the Forum receive personal invitation;
  • Working languages of the Forum are: Azerbaijani, English and Russian;
  • The Forum is headlined in media.

 

read more about this event here….

VIDEO MESSAGE BY DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF UNESCO MRS. IRINA BOKOVA

“…a forum to strengthen the foundations for lasting peace and sustainable societies…”

This Promo was exclusively prepared by BRANDBUILD for Baku Forum on Sustainable Development (25-26 october, 2018). Forum gathered together national and international experts to share regional experiences on nationalisation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), focused on countries where Mainstreaming, Acceleration and Policy Support (MAPS) Platform have been undertaken and SDGs accelerators are being implemented. Our contacts: info@brandbuild.az Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brandbuild.az

Free Zero Emission Day in San Francisco — September 13th 2018!

Free Zero Emission Day in San Francisco — September 13th 2018!

WHEN :  SEPTEMBER 13th, 2018
WHERE :  SAN FRANCISCO

Free Zero Emission Travel for Climate Summit Delegates and Public

 

GenZe and Their Partners Scoot and Ford GoBike Team Up for September Event

The Global Climate Action Summit is today announcing it is partnering with GenZe, a leading manufacturer of electric bikes and scooters, and their transportation collaborators, in order to include the community in the landmark event taking place in mid September.

To make this happen, the Summit is offering a ‘free ride day’ for the entire city of San Francisco on all Scoots and Ford GoBikes on Thursday, September 13. Attendees of the event will also have free access to both Scoots and Ford GoBikes for the entire week.

Ford GoBike recently expanded their fleet to include GenZe electric bikes, and Scoot has been using GenZe electric scooters as part of their zero emissions fleet for several years.

“This partnership is a way for us to demonstrate San Francisco is a global leader in personal sustainable transportation. Although they are independent programs, Ford GoBike and Scoot have managed to seamlessly integrate into the city’s existing systems and infrastructure and make the gateway to entry effortless for new riders.” Vish Palekar, CEO, GenZe.

“There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to the 2 share systems. Some riders have a personal preference for one product over another. And certain trips and errands work best with a particular product,” Vish Palekar, CEO, GenZe.

By providing free rides on all Scoot and Ford GoBike vehicles, the community will be able to try out the different sustainable options within the two fleets and see how each vehicle works best for certain applications.

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Scoot operates shared networks of electric vehicles, ranging from electric bikes and kick scooters to motor scooters. Scoot operates thousands of light electric vehicles in San Francisco and Barcelona serving tens of thousands of riders monthly.

Scoot’s mission is to reduce global carbon emissions and traffic congestion that consistently plagues cities. In San Francisco alone, our riders have to date prevented over five million pounds of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere.

Scoot’s app is available for download on iOS and Android phones. The company launched in Barcelona this summer and plans to enter additional cities across Western Europe and the Americas throughout the next year.

During the GCAS, all Summit attendees will receive a promo code for the Free Unlimited Plan, which offers unlimited 30 minute rides for free.

For Free Ride Day on September 13, Scoot will offer 30 minutes of free scooting to all new and existing riders in San Francisco. Existing Scoot riders will have credit added to their accounts. New riders can use the promo code GCAS18 to receive the credit. Rides beyond the 30 minutes start at just 10 cents/minute, depending on the plan. Check back here soon for more information.

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Launched earlier this year, Ford GoBike is already an integral part of the Bay Area’s transportation network. With over 300 bike share stations and more than 3,000 bikes across San Francisco, San Jose, Berkeley, Oakland and Emeryville, the system has provided more than 1.5 million rides in just over a year.

Bike sharing is a fun, healthy and sustainable transportation option available during the Global Climate Action Summit and beyond. You can find Ford GoBikes at hundreds of stations across the Bay Area. In San Francisco, there are over 130 stations including these stations located near the Moscone Convention Center:
• Yerba Buena Center (Howard St at 3rd St.)
• Howard St. at Mary St.
• Folsom St. at 3rd St.
• Powell St. BART (4th St. at Market St.)

Summit attendees will receive a Free Access Pass, which allows for an unlimited number of 30 minute rides during a 24-hour period and can be activated at any point during the Summit.

In celebration of this inaugural Summit, Ford GoBike is also offering a Free Ride Day for the entire Bay Area on Thursday, September 13. Free passes will be available in the Ford GoBike app and will give locals access to free rides, up to 30 minutes at a time, throughout the day.

On Free Ride Day or using a Free Access Pass, all bike rides longer than 30 minutes are just $3 for each additional 15 minutes. Check back here soon for more detail on how to activate the attendee Free Access Pass and participate in the Free Ride Day.

Here’s the link to the Climate Global Action Summit website