The Slovak and final Central European tour of Baobab starts on this Monday. Our team will leave Budapest early morning to Banska Bystrica where we meet the people of our Slovakian partner: Za Matku Zem (For Mother Earth) who helped with organizing and ensuring the spots (main squares of cities). Thank you for them.
In Banska Bystrica organization Priatelia [...]
Last week we finished the Hungarian tour. At the Sziget festival (in Budapest) we were attacked by the crowd that we hoped so and met a lot of aware international but mainly and drunk Dutch people. At Vidor (cultural) festival the Baobab was thought rather a toy than a campaign element. At Szeged Youth Festival [...]
A baobab fa a Sziget után folytatja útját a Szigedi Ijjúsági Napon (SZIN).
Read the adventures of the Polish team on their blog.
This post was written by Brad Horton, the CEU intern of Messzelato association
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On July 19th the participants in the Polish Biking Tour of the Baobab Tree Exhibition set up the exhibition in Kazimierz, Poland. On the Baobab actions there was rain so there were not so many [...]
The 350 Baobab climate tour project is a road show in Central Europe. Often we call it Baobab Traveling Exhibition, because the centerpiece of the tour is a giant – 5,5 meter tall – Baobab tree installation. The installation holds an interactive element intertwining with a message on the importance of personal responsibility and the strength of a joint effort: 5 people are needed surround the tree at once placing their hands over the slits/wounds of the trunk, to revive the wilted branches. Similarly we need a common action to solve climate crisis.
The main goal of this tour/campaign is to raise awareness on climate change in Central Europe and highlight the importance of personal responsibility. It also signals the importance of the upcoming United Nations climate change conference this December, where world leaders are scheduled to sign a new agreement to tackle this issue. The decisions made there will determine much of our world’s chances at avoiding the potential for climate catastrophe, including rising sea levels, increased heat waves, droughts, floods, and millions climate refugees. There is also the opportunity for a treaty that will lead the world towards a more safe, just, and sustainable future.
During the tour we will invite everyone we meet to join us and organize a climate change event in their towns or villages for the Global Day of Climate Action on 24 October, 2009. On that day in every corner of the world the people will come together for creative actions in their own communities to call for fair and bold action to get the world back below 350 ppm that is the safe upper limit of CO2 in the atmosphere.
Photos and videos from both the tour and that day of action will be displayed to the world decision-makers in Copenhagen at the UN Climate Change Conference in the form of a lobby exhibition.
Our journey started in Poznan (Poland) at the UN Climate Change Conference in December, 2008. It will continue in the Czech Republic this June, in Poland in July, in Hungary in August and in Slovakia in September.