This year it might be quite easy to reach the venue of the next UN Climate Conference with the Green Footprints just from your school as we go to Paris.
Of course you can also take your Green Footprints as part of the kilometers needed for our joint climate voyage around the One World (see below).
Individual route to Paris
You want to use the direct line? So calculate the distance between your city and Paris - this will be your route 2015. For example: the distance from Climate Alliance's European Secretariat in Frankfurt/Main (Germany) to Paris is 478 km.
Perhaps your school/nursery is big enough to travel such a distance alone? If not, ask for support in your municipality! Or just calculate how much of the way you achieved in percent.
A good link for calculating distances is http://www.distance.to/www.distance.to
Joint Climate Voyage around the One World
Our symbolic voyage starts at the UNFCCC Secretariat in Bonn, Germany and - travelling once around the One World - will end at the next UN Climate Conference in Paris. We will go via Africa, The Arctic, Southeast Asia, North Asia, Oceania, Australia, North and South America and will then end back in Europe at the conference's venue in France. This equals 79,482 Green Footprints - a distance you will only reach with the help of many friends/participants!
On each continent we will have a short stoppover to find out more about the world's climate situation. We will find polar bears that need to swim and orang-utans suffering for our toilet paper. We will meet several children sharing their climate problemes with us. And we will get to know more about reasons for climate change.
The Documents for our Climate Voyage you find here (pdf 1,6 MB)
Join in on our symbolic journey around the world to learn more about the world's climate situation.
Ask further schools and kindergartens in your municpality, ask in your neighbouring commune or at your foreign twinned schools to collect Green Footprints, too!
Each journey to school or nursery absolved on foot, by bicycle, skater, bus or tram counts one Green Footprint. To simplify matters, we assume that each journey or Green Footprint corresponds to 1 km. So, all Green Footprints reported to Climate Alliance will be added, hoping that the kids will collect even more Green Footprints than in 2009, our record result so far...
If your city, municipality, school, kindergarten, ... has participated in the Green Footprints campaign, send an email to zoom(at)climatealliance.org and
- tell us the number of Green Footprints you have collected
- send us reports and pictures of your activities so we can public your activities on our website.