If Earth was the size of a beach ball, what would you do to save our planet? - eraeber

If Earth was the size of a beach ball, what would you do to save our planet?

Right now, the damages we inflicted on our planet may seem irreversible, and the task ahead of us, insurmountable. But our next generation needs a planet. Since early 2016, I’ve been reaching out to children between the age of 6 and 12 to see how they would give our planet a future, by asking the question:


        “If earth was the size of a beach ball, what would you do to save our planet?”


Each answer leads me to a portrait illustrating a child’s idea, Earth on their lap.

"I would plant trees in the decommissioned factories."

"I would plant trees in the decommissioned factories."

Iris, age 11

For children to come up with answers, we need to discuss with them issues such as global warming, pollution, the depletion of natural resources and other global problem of our times. Raising awareness with the children of today leads to actions by the adults of tomorrow.


But this project is not limited to children. Here’s how you can help shape the future of our planet:


1. What would YOU do if the Earth was a size of a beach ball? Take a photo or a video of your idea and post it within 48 hours with hashtag #IfEarthWasTheSizeOfABeachBall on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Google+.


2. If you need a way out of taking selfies, donate instead to Eden Projects. This is the non-profit I selected that plants trees and reduces poverty in Nepal, Madagascar, Haiti or Ethiopia via http://bit.ly/2kIf9V0


3. Spread the word by challenging three of your friends to do the same.

Map data for Earth: Google, Data SIO, NOAA, US Navy, NGA, GEBCO, Image IBCAO, Image U.S. Geological Survey, Image Landsat.

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