Our Communications Manager Anna Lodge spoke to Janet Salem, Programme Officer, Sustainable Consumption and Production with United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in the Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific. As our main contact within UNEP, Janet has had first-hand experience of collaborating with our creative team. So we thought we would ask Janet about this experience…
Looking at the Earth can be an empowering experience: it can alter our sense of relationship with it and our role in protecting it. Earth Day is a celebration of the Earth but also of historic and continuing efforts to look after it. So this is a good moment to reflect on the importance of really engaging with the Earth
Some offices organise a sweepstake for the World Cup. However, perhaps predictably (unlike the semi-final on Tuesday) we got interested in the associated emissions of this occasion. We started to think – what would the carbon story of a global event like this look like? Luckily we could turn to FIFA's own comprehensive calculations document to find out.
When the President of the USA spoke directly about the EPA proposed carbon reduction target of 30% for USA power stations we knew this was the start of an important consultation process.
We have teamed up with technical consultants ERG to show, at a White House event, how environmental data can inspire and influence change.
Ted Flanigan of EcoMotion contacted us at Carbon Visuals last year having seen one of our early images of a London Bus next to one metric tonne of Carbon Dioxide. At that point EcoMotion had recently designed and produced a giant inflatable representation of a ton of carbon dioxide. Over 31 feet in diameter, THE Ton is a gigantic air-filled ball. A dramatic sight, specifically designed to stimulate people into reducing their emissions.
Our core design team in Bristol, headed up by Creative Director Adam Nieman, has been greatly enhanced by the addition of two new faces - Daniel Ulf-Hansen and Dave Forman who complement our existing contract programmers, 3D graphics and animation guys (yes, they are all guys at the moment).
We are delighted that our real time video New York City’s Carbon Emissions has been included as a winner in The Best American Infographics 2013. The video is featured as one of just 10 interactive infographics.
Carbon Visuals received another trophy last month in the Information is Beautiful Awards in London. The Silver Prize was given in the Motion Interactive category for ourNew York City Emission video.
This is the strap-line on the feature about our visuals in the current edition of Conservation magazine published by The University of Washington. Rather than a play on words there is a depth to this phrase that is about a pivotal point in each person’s comprehension of climate change.
The number and mixture of comments that we have received since releasing the New York Emissions film through You Tube, Twitter and email has been really useful as a means of assessing its impact. And generally aiding us in best understanding how visuals can really help.