Bloomberg Climate Hope inspires           The Carbon Path

23rd Apr 2017 | 0 Comments

Bloomberg Climate Hope inspires                The Carbon Path

The business & ecomonic opportunities offered by climate change from renewable energies and smart technologies are creating a new breed of coprorate & sustainability entrepreneurs that are expanding climate action towards a low carbon future.

Michael Bloomberg leads this revolution with the publication of his brilliant new book entitled Climate of Hope.  

"It is time for an optimistic conversaton about climate change and real solutions." 

Engaging Cities with Climate Change 

Climate Change Communication in cities has never been more crucial.  

We need to devise innovative ways to build a Climate Positive momentum that speeds action to a low carbon future based around renewable energy technologies.

Climate Gardens is meeting this challenge by developing The Carbon Path, a public garden installation in cities to engage mass action on climate change from 2018.

Why link Climate Change to Gardens?

* Planting a garden is a commitment to the future       * Gardens offer a vision of the future                            * Climate Change is happening NOW in our gardens 

Gardens and plants connect us to the rapidly changing climate as they respond to daily and local weather patterns as a reflection of the much bigger climate picture.

Every day plants bear witness to the climate changing outside our own back doors. They help us to see the shift in extreme weather scenarios approaching every day in our own lives rather than in a remote Arctic location or deserted island.

Plants survive these changes by harnessing the natural elements of sun, wind and water on a daily basis. It is these natural resources that will enable the adaptation to a low carbon world using the renewable energies of solar, wind and water power.

What is The Carbon Path?

The Carbon Path is an interactive communications project that educates visitors about the impacts of climate change in their normal lives.

The Carbon Path consists of four interconnected geodesic domes which contain four garden worlds displaying the impact of a temperature rise of 1, 2, 3 and 4o Celsius on the natural environment.

Visitors will be transported through a visual, sensory and intellectual experience whilst being invited to take small steps in their personal carbon footprints to help limit rising temperatures. The installation will be located in global cities from 2018 to create positive mass engagement with climate change.

Passers-by will be drawn into this unique and visually arresting installation  during their lunch break or on their way home from work. This delivers a personal connection with climate change in their own world rather than via online images of distant ice caps melting or stranded polar bears.

Part of the attraction will be the experience of walking on the Pavegen kinetic path powered by human footprints which leads visitors through the four indoor gardens. Each path lights up as it is powered by human footprints to highlight the temperature increase.

The concepts for The Carbon Path have been created by Deborah Scott Anderson of Climate Gardens. The designs are being delivered by Tom Massey, a talented UK garden designer. Both Deborah & Tom received Gold Medals for Conceptual Gardens at the 2016 RHS Hampton Court Flower Show in London. 

How can I get involved with The Carbon Path?

This interactive garden project is evolving and funding is currently being sourced for delivery in major global cities from 2018.There is already strong interest from various locations and organisations wanting to support this opportunity to catapult climate change into “everyday spaces” in major global cities.

If you wish to support The Carbon Path please contact Deborah Scott Anderson via climategardens.deborah@gmail.com

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