The 2012 Green Wave was a great success, thanks to all participants! Children and youth and community groups who took part in 2012 The Green Wave on 22 May and also during the school year demonstrate that learning about biodiversity can be fun and that they can contribute to a global movement of people who care for the planet.
Groups who participated in the 2012 wave are represented by a tree on the 2012 map. On 22 May, their events appeared on the International Date Line that runs through the Pacific, and moved westwards each hour. Each hour, beginning at 20:20 local time in the GMT+12 time zone, new trees appeared on the map. As in the previous years, the 2012 map filled up with trees in Asia and the Pacific, across Europe and Africa, over the ocean to the America, and finally reached back to the Pacific.
Click on the map and the trees below to find out more about The 2012 Green Wave.
The Green Wave is a multi-year global campaign that enables children and youth to make a difference – one school, one project, one step at a time. The Green Wave brings together children and youth from around the world to raise awareness about biodiversity, and the need to reduce its loss.
We invite you to join The Green Wave. You’ll learn-by-doing and be recognized internationally on Google maps. Start by exploring this website. Learn more about The Green Wave, Green Wave celebrations, trees and how your school can get involved in an exciting international initiative.
Canadian explorer, biologist and film-maker Jean Lemire has been appointed as ambassador to The Green Wave. Find out more.