Inviting children and youth to take part in The Green Wave during the school year and particularly on 22 May is a way to remind them that learning about biodiversity can be fun and that they can contribute to a global movement of people who care for the planet.
Once registered, your event will be represented by a tree on the 2015 map. On 22 May, your event and that of hundreds of others will appear on the International Date Line that runs through the Pacific, and will move westwards each hour. Each hour, beginning at 20:20 local time in the GMT+12 time zone, new trees will appear on the map. As in the previous years, the 2014 map will fill up with trees in Asia and the Pacific, across Europe and Africa, over the ocean to the America, to finally reach back to the Pacific.
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.