Earth Day has been inspiring demonstrations and projects for a healthier, more sustainable environment for more than 40 years. The first Earth Day, celebrated on 22 April 1970, featured over 20 million Americans joining together in auditoriums, parks and streets across the country to show solidarity in the fight against oil spills and toxic dumping, protecting wildlife and their habitats, and carbon emissions. Today, communities all over the world participate in events to raise environmental awareness.
The GLOBE Program, launched on Earth Day 1995, celebrated Earth Day 2012 by engaging GLOBE students in a video competition. 58 short videos were submitted by students from 19 countries showing themselves and their colleagues engaged in exploring their local climate through GLOBE protocols. Each video featured students explaining, either in their native language or English, what they were doing and how that related to their climate research projects.
The following images are screen captures from the winning videos from the 2012 competition. Clicking on the image will take you to The GLOBE Program’s YouTube Channel where you will be able to watch the video in its entirety. You will also find the second and third place videos from each region in the Student Climate Research Campaign Video Competition YouTube Channel.
The GLOBE Program is once again hosting a video competition for Earth Day 2013, This year, the theme is: “How has doing GLOBE improved our local community?” Videos, which should be no more than two minutes in length, should be uploaded to your favorite video sharing website and sent to The GLOBE Program. Winners will be announced starting on 16 April 2013, with the top overall video announced on Earth Day 2013.
For more information, such as judging criteria and video submission information, please see the Earth Day Video Competition page on the GLOBE website. We look forward to receiving your videos and witnessing how The GLOBE Program is impacting communities all over the world!