The Climate Heroes project joins the Tcktcktck.org alliance

The Climate Heroes project was created in August 2010. Since then, we have worked to show the amazing involvement and dedication of citizens, women and men, worldwide, who started acting to mitigate climage change.

At their own level, they decided then needed to start acting. By their example we hope to inspire more of us to follow their lead.

Scientists, media persons and entrepreneurs are equally important in this movement. They work to understand the effects of Climate Change, increase awareness, or come up with innovations and business models that will allow us to move away from a spiral of carbon emmission to a more sustainable living.

We are extremely excited as a team to announce today that we are joining efforts with The Global Call for Climate Action (GCCA), more generally known in the public as tcktcktck.org, to increase awareness about the work of those Climate Heroes.

TckTckTck represents an unprecedented network of more than 400 nonprofit organizations led by GCCA, the Global Call for Climate Action. As described on their mission statement :
Our shared mission is to harness the respective strengths of faith, development, science, environment, youth, labor, and other civil society organizations to achieve a world safe from runaway climate change.  The GCCA works to connect and facilitate the efforts of organizations from across the globe to communicate the urgency of climate change, campaign on the solutions before us and to mobilize the pubic in support of strong, equitable government action at the national and international levels.

This partnership will allow Climate Heroes to benefit from a relay for all the stories we produce, and much more in the future. Stay tuned for more developments in the future!

You can find us on the official Partners page of the GCCA network and here.

 

Thailand, David Against Goliath – Jintana Kaewkao

Becoming a full-time environmental activist was never part of the plan. For Jintana Kaewkao, a 50 year old mother of three from Thailand’s Prajuab kirikhan province, there was no need to be in her quiet coastal village.

But in early 2000 all that changed. One of Thailand’s largest electricty company, Union Power Development Ltd Company, craftily started buying up pieces of coastal land from the villagers claiming it planned to built a resort which would offer employment opportunity away from the usual farming or fishing. Yet, as soon as all the land was under its ownership the plan suddenly changed. The company anounced that it was actually going to build a coal power plant, using the sea as a transport route for the coal and began cutting down over 10,000 coconut trees that lined the coastline.

Jintana then took charge and led the village on a ‘no-going back’ mission to stop the construction of the power plant once and for all.

Photos and Video by Luke Duggleby. © Luke Duggleby and Climate Heroes.

The Team is growing: 5 photographers working together worldwide!

We are very pleased to have met, via friends, professional networks, or word of mouth.

Welcome to the Climate Heroes project Team members: Nicolas, Peter, Luke, and Jonathan! Together, we cover all continents, and we are all embarking together on the Climate Heroes adventure. We are looking forward to complete the project together!

This unique collaborative model will make the best of the expertise of each of us Team members, who know our “base” country and region in and out, thanks to the numerous assignments they have locally, or when travelling in remote parts of the globe.

See who is who on the Team page!

 

 

Climate Heroes in the Gates Cambridge Magazine

We are proud to announce the publication of an article in the Gates Cambridge magazine, about the genesis of the Climate Heroes project!

As a member of our network, the Gates Cambridge trust (related to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation based in Seattle and working hand in hand with Read more

Climate Heroes now recruiting

The Climate Heroes Project is recruiting! Worldwide photographers and project producers needed

Climate Heroes is a photographic and educational essay aimed at the general public, which gathers portraits of women and men who can inspire us to relieve climate change. Whether they are citizens, scientists, public or industrial figures, they already started acting. Their example, far from being a moralistic flag waived under our nose, is here for us to get inspired! Read more

Chapter 1 and 2 now complete

Following the completion of the first two chapters of the project, all portraits are now online!

See the Portraits of former illegal loggers – Sumatra, Indonesia

See the Portraits of the initiators of renewable energies – Samso, Denmark

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Samsø, a Wind of Change

Soren, Brian and Erik are the intitiators of the Sustainable Island project in Samso, Denmark. They invested their time and money in making Samso a community fully based on renewable energies.
Maxime Riché is back from a 10 day stay with them on the Island on Samso, to document their new lifestyle and beliefs.

Photos and Video by Maxime Riché. © Maxime Riché and Climate Heroes.

Sumatra, Giving Up Illegal Logging

Subari, Amir, Sryiadi and Mr Paryoto are former workers involved in the illegal deforestation of Sumatra. They chose to stop this activity. Today they are land owner, manager of a coffee and fruit farm, manual worker or Secretary of Village and coffee producer.
Maxime Riché is back from a month in Sumatra, Indonesia, where he documented their new lifestyle and beliefs.

Photos and Video by Maxime Riché. © Maxime Riché and Climate Heroes.