United Nations Environment Programme
To communicate and celebrate 30 years of international effort in protecting the ozone layer.
A playful musical animation showing phytoplankton celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Vienna Convention with an underwater birthday party.
It is really NICE! Thanks to the team.
Tina Birmpili, Executive Secretary, Ozone Secretariat, UNEP
Carbon Visuals is known for accurate scientific imagery of invisible gases and environmental challenges. Providing a suite of material for the UN Ozone communications campaign gave us an opportunity to do something a little different.
So we decided to commission a choral piece from science song composer David Haines. And we created a simple animation and education pack to help schools and children around the world take advantage of this useful learning resource. The education pack contains the lyrics for the song, a note from the composer and an explanation of some of the terms used.
I liked the idea of an underwater party of tiny creatures celebrating the success of the Montreal Protocol. Why should planetary healing just be celebrated by humans?
Antony Turner, CEO, Carbon Visuals
As an artist-in-residence in numerous schools and colleges both in the UK and USA, I have run many hundreds of collaborative songwriting sessions over the last twenty-five years. Since 2007, the greater part of my work of this nature has been in Cambridge, Massachusetts - as songwriter- in-residence with MIT’s Science Festival. Over the last four or five years, nearly all of the songs have been based upon the students’ science curriculum.
The Ozone Song is also available with Spanish subtitles.