I am excited to introduce a new project that I have been developing over the past year: Climate Heroes. This follows our first news release on the Cambridge Gates Website!
“Climate Heroes – a photographic essay, portraits of women and men who can inspire us to relieve climate change“
“We are aware of the victims of climate change, and the vulnerable populations paying a high tribute for current climate upheavals. They are the witnesses of what we are in for, if we do not start acting now. We are deeply convinced. However, how to act and where to start? The scale of the task paralyzes most of us. But it does not discourage the Climate Heroes, those men and women who have decided to start acting.”
Climate Heroes is a photo project by which we aim to shed the light on those men and women who stand out by their values and actions, and can thus be set up as inspirational models. We specifically aim to:
- Highlight positive actions that bring actual solutions
- Offer the public a novel vision on climatic issues, more readily accessible through examples taken from a wide range of stakeholders, be they professional or citizens
- Provoke thought, inspire and foster behavioral changes
In partnership with research institutes, by making the portrait and documenting the initiatives of those men and women who already started acting for the wealth of all, we decide to carry a strong and positive message.
Citizens, Scientists, Politics, Public or Industrial figures, their example has the power to inspire us, if we know how to follow their path. Gathered within one single photographic project, they are the faces of the Heroes who fight to understand, anticipate or limit the impacts of climate change. The Climate Heroes photo project makes them stand out in their daily fight, along with the solutions they try to promote. Their example gives us the necessary strength to answer the question “how can I start acting now?”
Climate Heroes will conclude through a final exhibition in 2012 (around the date of the Earth Summit, Rio+20) and scientific texts supporting the portraits showcased.
For more information about the project please visit its official website at www.climateheroes.org.
I will keep you updated on a regular basis from now on. Please give us as much feedback below as you like! We’re eager to hear your thoughts, suggestions and support!