"Step off" in The Hague
ZOOM – Kids’ Climate Action starts in The Hague
European Campaign “ZOOM – Kids on the Move for Climate Action” officially launched at Climate Alliance International Annual Conference: Board members call on Europe’s children to ZOOM in and collect Green Footprints in 2013
Since 2002 young children all over Europe are participating in Climate Alliance’s climate protection campaign “ZOOM – Kids on the Move for Climate Action”. Grassroots actions rather than unfruitful negotiations: the kids demonstrate to politicians and the adult public worldwide that they do not accept empty promises but contribute personally to climate protection by collecting Green Footprints eagerly.
The “step off” for this year’s action has been done by Board members of Climate Alliance and Klimaatverbond Nederland together with the Deputy Mayor of The Hague at the International Annual Conference in The Hague. Like the ZOOM-Kids they demand more ambitious and binding national and international conventions by climate change policies. Joachim Lorenz, President of Climate Alliance, says: “We at Climate Alliance envision our policies based on the fair and sustainable use of resources, but this is not enough. Better framework conditions are required, for instance, to enforce energy-saving measures. New policy approaches must be developed, new alliances must be created across all sections of society and ...
Rabin Baldewsingh, Deputy Mayor of The Hague
Arnoud Rodenburg, Klimaatverbond Nederland
Anna Schoemakers, Klimaatverbond Nederland
Eva Schobesberger, Climate Alliance
ZOOMing on in 2013
Despite or even by reason of the once again disappointing results of the last UN Climate Conference Climate Alliance calls on all kids and teens in Europe to ZOOM in again!
As the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD) puts 2013 her main focus on mobility we hope to get some extra speed!
ZOOM in, be on the Move for our One World's Cliamte!
Attention: As the next UN Climate Conference starts at 11.11.2013 Green Footprints can only be collected until 26. October!
Handover of 2.5 million Green Footprints in Doha
160,000 children in 12 European countries joined forces again and collected 2.5 Million “Green Footprints” for the UN Climate Conference in Doha
On Saturday, 1 December, Climate Alliance handed over 2.5 Million “Green Footprints” collected by 160,000 children in 12 countries to UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres in Doha, Qatar.
Since 2002 kids all over Europe are on the move together to save the One World's climate. This year 159,983 children in 12 European countries (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Macedonia, the Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia, Sweden, and Ukraine) ZOOMed in and collected 2,447,900 “Green Footprints” by using sustainable means of transport for their daily journeys, by saving energy in their schools and kindergartens, and by eating regional food.
In 2012 the ZOOM-Kids also highlighted...
Photographs and further information at Results
Handover in Doha rescheduled!
The Date for the handover has been rescheduled:
Due to urgent negotiations Ms Figueres had to cancle the handover today.
It has been rescheduled to Saturday, 1. December, 16:45 Doha time.
Climate Alliance will then hopefully be able to hand over this year's results to the UNFCCC Secretary Figueres at the UN Climat Summit in Doha, Qatar.
The 160.000 participants in 12 European countries collected 2,447,900 Green Footprints, Grüne Meilen, Miglia Verde, Klimaschritte, Greng Meilen, Zelené Kilometry, etc.
Special Activity in honor to 20th anniversary of the Agenda 21 and Earth Summit RIO+20
This year the ZOOMCampaign wants to pay regard to the 20th anniversary of the Agenda 21 and the "Earth Summit" in Rio de Janeiro in June.
Therefore the young climate activists can collect extra green footprints for activities on the subject eco-fair and climate-clever school and kindergarten supplies.
That means in addition to the fun of mobility on everyday journeys the children are asked to have a closer look at the things they are carrying in their rucksacks and schoolbags as well as the materials they use for writing, drawing, painting and other art work.
Further information as well as many tips, hints as well as ideas for self-made clue, clay and colours can be found in the section Special Activity 2012.
Christiana Figueres sends video message to ZOOM participants
European Campaign "ZOOM – Kids on the Move" officially launched again
UN Climate Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres sends video message to ZOOM participants
Grassroots actions rather than unfruitful negotiations: "ZOOM – Kids on the Move" demonstrate to politicians and the adult public worldwide that they do not accept empty promises. They cannot be prevented them from contributing personally to climate protection. Children between four and twelve years of age may participate in the 2012 campaign actions weeks.
Since 2002 young children all over Europe are participating in Climate Alliance’s climate protection activities. In 2012 they get special support by the UN Climate Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres. In a short video message she does not only thank the children for their previous success but also asks them for a further challenge: “Can you also teach your parents how important it is to transport themselves in a responsible way?”
"Kids on the Move" travel climate-friendly by foot, bike, roller-skates, bus and train etc. in their daily life and collect "Green Footprints" for a better global climate. Each journey travelled by sustainable means counts as one Green Footprint. Climate Alliance will hand over the footprints collected all over Europe to the participants at the United Nations Climate Conference in the Emirate Qatar at the end of the year.
Tens of thousands of children in kindergartens and schools in Austria, Czechia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland and Ukraine are already ZOOMing for sustainable mobility and climate protection in a playful way. They are ready to find out ...
Video message from Ms Figueres please click here
Handover in Durban
Children in 25 countries joined forces and collected 2.7 Million “Green Footprints” for the UN Climate Conference in Durban
On Wednesday, 30 November, Climate Alliance handed over 2.7 Million “Green Footprints” collected by 200,000 children in 25 countries to UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres in Durban.
In 2011 Climate Alliance’s campaign “ZOOM – Kids on the Move for Climate Action” did not only run for the tenth time but also set new records:
201,146 kids from 16 European and further nine countries (Austria, Belgium, Cocos Keeling Islands, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Italy, La Reunion, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand and the Ukraine) ZOOMed in and together collected 2,710,340 “Green Footprints” by using sustainable means of transport for their daily journeys, by saving energy in their schools and kindergartens, and by eating regional food.
The children presented these splendid results of their Climate Action to the UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres substitutional for the participants of the UN Climate Conference and called to take concrete steps towards saving the world’s climate right now. Figueres was very impressed by the presentation of the collected miles illustrating the children’s efforts and looked over the respective results of each country. “I also would like to have Green Miles”, she said, “because I go to work by ...
Full Press release as pdf (50kb) please click here
Launch of ZOOM Campaign 2011
Relaunch of ZOOM Campaign 2011 during EU Sustainable Energy Week
Green Footprints for a Better Climate
European Mobility Campaign “ZOOM Kids on the Move” Celebrates Tenth Anniversary
Campaign includes 5th and 6th graders for the first time
Grassroots actions rather than unfruitful negotiations: Kids on the move demonstrate to politicians and the adult public worldwide that they do not accept empty promises. They cannot be prevented them from contributing personally to climate protection. Children between four and twelve years of age may participate in the 2011 campaign actions weeks...
The full Press Release as pdf (60 kb) you find here.
Short film to ZOOM Campaign
The ZOOM Campaign explained in a short film powered by astramedia can now be seen in our Home section.
Climate Alliance is very pleased with the result and wants to thank all those being involved!