Rio + 20, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, is quickly approaching and the UN Foundation wants to deliver our collective voices during the conference in its 6-Minute Speech Project. We all know the power of social media and crowdsourcing. It allows ordinary, everyday people’s voices to be heard and scaled at proportions unheard of in the past.
At the first Earth Summit 20 years a young 12-year-old girl made a 6-minute speech that changed the world. Now in 2012 we have the collective power to make our own speech that is just as impactful as hers. If you care about the earth and its future, women, youth, access to clean water and sanitation, energy, food production, and our oceans be a part of this global conversation through Twitter, Facebook, video and photography.
How Can You Become a Part of the 6-Minute Speech Project?
- Tweet, post on Facebook, create a video or submit a photograph about sustainable development and what you want for your and the earth’s future.
- Tag your posts with the following hashtags: # RIOPLUSENERGY; #RIOPLUSFOOD; #RIOPLUSCITIES; #RIOPLUSWATER; #RIOPLUSWORK; #RIOPLUSOCEANS; #RIOPLUS6mins; #RIOPLUSWOMEN; #RIOPLUSSOCIAL
A team of experts will compile all of the submissions into a story on Storify and present it during Rio+ Social and on the web.
Submission deadline is June 10.
Visit rioplussocial.com.br for more information.
- Agenda for Rio+20 (guardian.co.uk)