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In support of its missions to raise awareness and call for action, the GoodPlanet Foundation organises international events to inform and rally the general public on global issues.

Blue Lagoon, near Grindavik, Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland (63°53’ N, 22°27’ W). © Yann Arthus-Bertrand / Altitude Paris
Blue Lagoon, near Grindavik, Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland (63°53’ N, 22°27’ W). © Yann Arthus-Bertrand / Altitude Paris

The Rio Film Festival

During the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio+20, the Foundation held the GoodPlanet Film Festival in Rio de Janeiro over 6 days. This event enabled the general public to better understand 6 key topical issues through free film screenings and talks with the film-making teams or leading figures in the field, including Severn Suzuki. The sustainable city, water, forests, mankind, the oceans, climate change and the Millennium Development Goals were all covered. Around 6,000 spectators and many NGOs attended a variety of screenings including Alma, Bogota Change, Cities on Speed, Hazaribag Cuir Toxique, Home, The man who stopped the desert, etc. The Festival featured three major premieres: Amazonia Eterna, Rhinos Under Threat and Planet Ocean by Yann Arthus-Bertrand and Michael Pitiot.

The 10:10 campaign

In 2010, the GoodPlanet Foundation conducted a major empowering climate change campaign, entitled 10:10, based on a simple idea: all of us, in our own way, can take action for the planet.

10:10 urged individuals, authorities, businesses and other organisations to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions voluntarily by 10% during 2010. Unifying and apolitical, and in a move away from the prevailing attitude of pessimism, this positive campaign enabled almost 6,000 individuals, more than 250 businesses and 50 authorities to demonstrate their commitment to protecting our planet.

The Copenhagen Film Festival

GoodPlanet organised an environmental film festival as part of the Copenhagen Climate Conference in 2009. 50 films were shown over two weeks, including 6 billion Others, Climate Voices, Pirates of the Sea, The Great Squeeze, Manufactured Landscape, Fuel and Green. Meetings and talks with the film-making teams and experts gave visitors the opportunity to find out about different environmental issues.

High-profile figures in attendance included Al Gore and Ms Wangari Maathai, both Nobel Prize winners.

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