|On this page you can find some of the more concrete stuff we do to get the We Love Earth Mission in place. We hope some of it might inspire you..!
Now let’s taker a better look where we stand by showing a couple We Love Earth Campaigns:
#1point5 Climate Campaign
Information campaign about the 1.5 degrees UN climate target. Started during COP21 Paris, December 2015. We are looking to partner up!
Climate Inertia Campaign
In-depth climate science communication: a 25-part series explaining the concept of climate inertia, on our special science news website Bitsofscience.org. Conclusions covered in following media: NOS, NOS Radio, Volkskrant, NRC Handelsblad, Algemeen Dagblad, De Correspondent, The Guardian, Skeptical Science, Scientias, HetKanWel, Het Laatste Nieuws, One World.
I Try Not To Fly Campaign
Public awareness Facebook campaign about air travel. Started in 2016. Aim is to inform people in an understanding style of communication, that however fun those intercontinental travels may be (and yes, we are quick to agree), they’re actually just really not so good. Harsh truths are most important. Political aim is to include both aviation and shipping emissions in the UN climate treaty (50-50% land of departure-arrival). It makes sense.
Emissions Target Campaigns
Ongoing efforts (2007-present) to raise national & international emissions reduction targets. See for instance:
|Even climatologist James Hansen joined in, writing a letter in support of #ganietinberoep
COP21 Mobilisation Campaign ‘Wij gaan naar Parijs’
Online mobilisation campaign for COP21 climate summit in Paris. Daily reporting for special Facebook community Wij gaan naar de klimaattop in Parijs (‘We are going to the climate summit in Paris’) and @COP21_Parijs.
|Maria: ‘Why I will go to the climate summit in Paris’ | Oneworld.nl (Dutch)|
|Rolf: ‘A Big Thank You to Every Single Climate Activist Who Decides to Go to the Paris Climate Summit in December’ | Huffington Post UK|
‘We want the Netherlands to become Fossil Free’
That’s why we started a special Facebook campaign – inspired by 350.org and working together with our many good friends of Fossielvrij NL – calling for just that: Wij willen Nederland Fossielvrij. En de rest van de wereld ook. That’s Dutch for ‘We want the Netherlands Fossil Free. And the rest of the world too.” Yes – ambitious. For our Dutch-language Fossil Free tweets, please see @Fossielvrij
Gas Free Wadden Sea!
Another of our special Dutch-language Facebook campaigns focuses on the largest and most ecologically valuable nature reserve of the Netherlands – ‘de Waddenzee’/the Wadden Sea – a tidal sea and the world’s largest continuous system of sandy barriers, mudflats and salt marshes, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site stretching out all across the northern margin of the Netherlands, the northwest coast of Germany and the southwest coast of Denmark. The entire Wadden Sea is of extreme importance as a resting place and feeding ground for many millions of migratory birds from all across Europe, connecting the coasts of Arctic Greenland and the Siberian tundra to the tropics of Africa. The Wadden Sea, like many tidal seas, is threatened with drowning under continued sea level rise. Gas drilling, which also occurs in the Wadden Sea, causes subsidence, which may speed up the drowning process, causing irreversible ecological damage. Active gas drilling companies make use of the fracking method underneath the Wadden Sea, even though the entire area has official UN, EU and Dutch nature reserve status. Our campaign is simple: Stop drilling for gas in the Wadden Sea – Gasvrij Waddenzee!. For our related Dutch and Frisian-language tweets, please also follow @GasvrijWad
|There are many islands in the Dutch Wadden Sea. This is one of the smallest, Zuiderduintjes, and we think it’s just a perfectly beautiful piece of ecology, heaven to seals, birds and fish. The Wadden Sea has one of Earth’s highest concentrations of living soil biomass (lugworms!), which makes the area of extreme ecological importance for the entire European continent. The Wadden Sea needs full protection, no fossil fuel extraction – and definitely no sea level rise… For more beautiful images, take a look at Gas Free Wadden Sea (Dutch-language). Image credit: https://beeldbank.rws.nl, Rijkswaterstaat | Joop van Houdt|