The latest reports leave no doubt about the devastating consequences of overexploitation of resources, both on human beings and on the planet. Species are rapidly disappearing, a waste vortex equivalent to a 7th plastic continent emerges in oceans and the planet’s available freshwater has decreased by 83%. The air we breathe, the land that feeds us, and the water that we drink are permanently contaminated. Fortunately, women and men are not giving up when facing this reality. Let’s celebrate the inventiveness of these entrepreneurs from all over the world who provide local solutions to these global challenges.
In order to mobilize and inspire as many people as possible, Ademe, UNESCO‘s Man and the Biosphere Programme, Jour de La Terre (Earth Day), Impact Hub and CDC Biodiversité have joined us. With them and the 18 internationally renowned media outlets of the alliance, we were able to highlight more than 30 social entrepreneur projects that offer solutions to the major challenges of pollution and waste.
Earth Beats is the first media operation of the Impact Journalism Movement. With a network of more than 100 media in various fields, from the press to web and TV newsrooms, we have developed our expertise in finding the best positive initiatives to solve the most urgent problems. Over the past 5 years, Impact Journalism Day has brought together 50 major news media for one day, including El Pais, Le Figaro, Asahi Shimbun, SRF, Corriere della Sera, The Hindu, The Philippine Star, Al Masry Al-Youm, and The CS Monitor. The Impact Journalism Movement is following this tradition by proposing 4 major events this year to mobilize newsrooms and citizens on more specific themes: local initiatives against waste, pollution, exclusion and climate change.