Postcard world record in the Swiss Alps launching Global youth climate movement

An event to boost a global youth climate movement ahead of the next global climate conference (COP24) in Poland to take place in December 2018.  To attract attention we are doing a postcard World record attempt which will take place on Friday 16 November 2018 at Aletsch glacier, Jungfraujoch, Swiss Alps.  Involving the creation of the largest composed postcard, made from tens of thousands of cards from young people from around the world committing to climate change allocation action.

The record attempt will involve the creation of a giant compound postcard made from over 100,000 standard sized cards covering a surface of about 2500 m2. Through a special arrangement of some coloured cards two giant key messages will be visible: “Stop global warming 1.5°C" and “"We are the future – give us a chance”.  



The campaign will involve: 
  • Getting young people to provide a card for the the world record and to make a personal commitment fight climate change in their day to day activities
  • Mobilise youth to send policy and decision makers all over the world key messages extracted from the postcards to motivate them to act against climate change
  • In a subsequent phase the initiative intends to support the implementation of collective commitments such as from entire schools to green their environment and to track progress
What: World record attempt to create the largest compound postcard ever
Where:  Aletsch glacier, Valais, Switzerland
When: around noon 16 November 2018 subject to weather conditions

This event was initiated by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) together with WAVE (World Advanced Vehicle Expedition) 

Here are links to some of the top media coverage

ABC USA

https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/kids]postcards]blanket]alpine]glacier]eco] friendly]stunt]59249633%

BBC 
https://www.bbc.com/news/world]europe]46248470%


China Daily


http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/a/201811/19/WS5bf20ca5a310eff3032896a6.html 


De Welt Germany
https://www.welt.de/vermischtes/bilder]des]tages/gallery184030644/Fotografie]Die]Bilder] der]Woche.html#cs]Weltrekord]mit]Klima]Botschaft]in]der]Schweiz.jpg%


DNA France
https://www.dna.fr/actualite/2018/11/17/la]plus]grande]carte]postale]au]monde]deployee] sur]un]glacier]suisse

Focus Germany

https://www.focus.de/politik/deutschland/bilder]des]tages/16_November_2018/%

Fox News

https://www.foxnews.com/world/kids]postcards]blanket]alpine]glacier]in]eco]friendly] stunt?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A%20foxnews %2Fworld%20%28Internal%20]%20World%20Latest%20]%20Text%29%

La Presse Canada
https://www.lapresse.ca/environnement/climat/201811/16/01]5204461]une]carte]postale] geante]de]125]000]messages]pour]le]climat.php


La Stampa Italy

https://www.lastampa.it/2018/11/18/scienza/svizzera] 82kDHFljwFLA5nICW00mgL/pagina.html%


Liberation France
https://www.liberation.fr/depeches/2018/11/16/record]guinness]de]la]plus]grande]carte] postale]sur]un]glacier]suisse_1692495%

Mail Online UK

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article]6398931/Kids]postcards]blanket]Alpine]glacier] eco]friendly]stunt.html%

Mainichi Japan

https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20181117/p2g/00m/0fe/062000c%


SBS Australia national international TV  https://www.sbs.com.au/news/kids]help]create]giant]postcard]to]save]swiss]glacier

Sydney Morning Herald

https://www.smh.com.au/world/gallery]the]best]photos]from]around]the]world]20181117] h180eh.html


Times of India

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/science/to]a]shrinking]glacier]1]25l]postcards]1]
message/articleshow/66664199.cms% 

All media enquiries to Tom Burns worldreachpr@gmail.com

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