NEW YORK, Sept. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Water Entertainment, in partnership with the Captain Planet Foundation, EarthDay Texas, TSE Foundation and Spectral Q will celebrate the International Day of Peace with a Human Aerial Art Installation on the Great Hill in Central Park, NY on Wednesday, September 21st.
Activists, students, indigenous tribes, influencers and well-known personalities will be on hand to send a global visual message that World Peace is attainable and that sustainability is integral to the effort to solve the climate crisis and bring balance to the planet.
Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on the 21st of September. The UN General Assembly has declared this a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. The Day's theme for 2016 is "The Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Peace."
The event is the brainchild of award-winning filmmaker Greg Reitman, whose new film, Rooted In Peace, challenges viewers to examine their values and question how they want future generations to live. With Climate Action Week and the ratification of COMP 21 at the UN occurring at the same time, Reitman asks "Why are we ignoring what's so present in front of us? What is it about our human nature that makes us extract? The earth is not a never-ending resource and needs to be replenished. And the trees are the source of life." Greg founded the One Tree Initiative, whose mission is to inspire, engage and support people into taking personal responsibility for the natural environment. The One Tree Initiative has pledged to plant 50 million trees over the next 5 years, which aligns with Pope Francis' call for one billion people to plant trees!
Trammell S. Crow, founder of EarthDay Texas, the largest EarthDay celebration in the United States and the world's largest annual forum for sharing the latest initiatives, discoveries, research, innovations, policies and corporate practices that are reshaping our world says that "Trees are the largest living things in our daily lives. We need to remember, every day, how important they are to sustaining us and how important it is for us to protect them."
Joining EarthDay Texas in supporting the 'Make Peace with Nature' aerial art installment is the Captain Planet Foundation, which was founded to give the next generation of environmental stewards an active understanding and love for the natural world in which they live. Laura Turner Seydel, Chairperson of the Captain Planet Foundation states that "Trees are the lifeblood of humanity. They cool our cities, provide the oxygen we breathe, pull carbon out of the atmosphere and make life possible for countless numbers of wondrous creatures. They also feed the human spirit with their grounded grace and beauty. And provide a safe place for our children to dream."
The event kicks off at 12:00pm with an Indigenous Ceremony, led by a local New York State tribe followed by hundreds of participants from all over New York City and the world joining together to create the message 'Make Peace With Nature' on the Great Hill. The event concludes with closing words from Greg Reitman.
About Human Aerial Art:
Human Aerial Art is a unique mix of human installation and aerial photography and political activism that brings together communities to create large-scale messages for the common good. Focusing on themes of health, human rights, social justice, ecological balance, democracy and freedom, the work strives to liberate the spirit and inspire unity and creative activation through participation.
About One Tree Initiative:
The One Tree Initiative informs and inspires people to take responsibility for preserving the environment. Over the next 5 years, the One Tree Initiative pledges to plant 50 million trees.
Donate: Text #27722 to give to the One Tree Initiative
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