February 8, 2012Today I had one of the must beautiful experiences ever! Together with La Directrice générale, Mme Irina Bokova, Sarah Brightman, Artist for Peace,Countess Setsuko, Artist for Peace,Tomas Molina, TV weather forecast presenter, Spain,Philip Verdier, TV weather forecast presenter, France.Eco Picture Diary Global Contest Ceremony
UNESCO Headquarters Paris, France
Initially developed by Panasonic for primary school children between the ages of 7 and 11, the ‘kids school – eco learning’ education program gives pupils the opportunity to learn about climate change and protecting our planet in an easy-to-understand and playful way. Within the framework of the agreement signed on 17 May 2011, Panasonic is now implementing this project in World Heritage sites in cooperation with WHC. School classes are gathered at the premises of a site where heritage and ecological behaviour are discussed. One of the activities of the program is to fill an “eco picture diary” where children write down and draw the activities they have done during the day and how they propose to contribute to protect their environment. With this diary, the children take part in a contest where the best illustrations are rewarded on the occasion of a ceremony.
Panasonic is organizing with WHC the first of these ceremonies, at UNESCO headquarters on 8 February 2012.
37 countries participated to the contest since 2008. 160,000 people participated, 130,000 diaries were collected. Just amazing !