Monday, April 18, 2016
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
To put focus on what the goals now are, and what they will do for the future of our world, the message of urgency will brought to New York during Earth Day on Union Square.
This is done with the revealing of the Sculpture “Unbearable” by the Danish artist Jens Galshiøt with his iconic speared Polar Bear. The peak of the spear represents the 2015 global CO2 levels. It is Intentional Art, with a clear and sharp message about the world we are living in.
The New York version will be the one currently on display in the offices of Mogens Lykketoft, who is the President of the General Assembly at the United Nations in New York.
The large scale version that was also in Paris, will be installed in front of the Danish Parliament.
The above video with Uffe Elbæk from The Alternative about the plans for the installation in Copenhagen.
There will also be a Bike Parade on the Copenhagen Bike Lanes, lead on by the former Cultural Minister of Denmark, now leader of the new Green Danish party “The Alternative” Uffe Elbæk. He is also in town to Feel the Bern!
Other than driving on the Danish Biomega Bike on the Copenhagen Lanes, he will hold a speech on Union Square at 4pm, where Earth Day New York takes place annually. Here he will address our global climate challenges, and how we in a very concrete way can reduce our own carbon footprint, with inspiration from some of the conclusions made at COP21.
The Polar Bear CO2 Earth Day Ride is open for all and the participants are encouraged to wear clothes that in some ways can be seen as Polar Bearish. It is an initiative and Intentional Art Project in collaboration between CO2 Green Drive, Times-Up, The Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space, The Treehouse Factory and Earth Day New York and is part of New York City’s “Car Free Earth Day” campaign.
The route in Downtown Manhattan will be in the Shape of CO2, and will be virtually “painted” with the help of a GPS APP from the Intentional Art Project CO2 Green Drive. The above image is from the Web Interface created by legendary APP programmer GILVADER.
The idea behind POLAR BEAR EARTH DAY CO2 RIDE, is to create a intentional public interactive climate awareness performance in a public space, joining creative forces between various New York and Danish activists groups. The first version of the CO2 Green Drive took place in Copenhagen in 2009 with Electric Cars, in connection to the UN Climate Summit COP15. Since then, it has been performed globally over 30 times with Electric Cars, Bikes and Runners. (above drawing by Jesper Hyuk Larsen)
Earth Day New York takes place annually on Union Square. There are numerous environmental organizations present, with booths and green exhibitions, musical performances and various activities for spring longing New Yorkers. All participants in the RIDE, will when they arrive back from the route, be served organic food by Turkish celebrity chef Dilara Erbay from The Triangle Project.
Be part of the Polar Bear CO2 Earth Day Ride! Go to the Facebook event page HERE!
Monday, April 4, 2016
The above image is of the first Ukrainian Electric Car "Electra", created by a 75 year old Ukrainian former aviator engineer and inventor. It does look a bit like the DeLorean, minus the winged doors. Great to see this existing!
The image and above video was made by Zachary Shahan of Clean Technica and shows that Ukraine also has and have had good intentions in regards to the future of Electric Cars.
Some of the participants and the great team behind EVIM
One of the EVIM team member spent her whole time at the conference drawing portraits of the different participants...nice touch...kind of like courtroom drawings, without the court..
Above of Yrs Truly
There was also a presentation in "The Investment Forum" Pavillion at the Conference, where The Alternative was also presented.
One of my favoutrite presentations was by Sergiy Velchevabout his Electric Conversion of the classic Ukrainian Zaporizhya "ZAZ - 966" car. Great conversion with one of the best battery packs that can go the furthest of any converted car I ever heard of - 500 km on one charge, and up to 130 Km/h. An interesting detail is that Ukraine has large reserves of Lithium, so they have a great potential to become a large scale producer of Lithium ION battery packs.
CANactions is an international platform for communication and cooperation between people and institutions with different professional backgrounds which are focused on providing positive changes in existing cities by dealing with the volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity of contemporary world. Since its establishment in 2008 in Kiev, CANactions has become one of the biggest Ukrainian movements aimed at spreading world-best practices in the field of Architecture and Urbanism. CANactions unites people who believe that responsibility, versatility, and transparency are the most relevant values for any professional nowadays.
Currently CANactions runs an annual International Architecture Festival, a regular Public Program, and an interdisciplinary School for Urban Studies.
A presentation was held at the CANactions School for Urban Studies, with a great group of young students and specially invited.
Introduction was done by the brilliant and always smiling Anastasiia Isakii, who is also part of the EVIM Team.
The show is always introduced with a story about Nicola Tesla, who is of great inpiration to CO2 Green Drive and Alternative Energy ideas in general.
Nikola Tesla is often called one of history’s most important inventors, one whose discoveries in the field of electricity were way ahead of his time and continue to influence technology today.
However, he is not mentioned in any school books, as one of the most brilliant humans ever alive. Why is this? Because he knew Energy could be created for free, and without fossil fuels?
Talking about the World Largest Spiral of Electric Cars, creating a energy vortex to create contact and mirroring the sacred geometry spiral in the universe.
Examples of where the Sacred Geometry patterns appear in nature
A presentation was held at National University of Management Staff of Culture and Arts (NAKKIM) and is a national, co-educational research university located in Kiev. NAKKIM is located on the grounds of the ancient Pechersky hills, close to the churhes with the golden roof, as seen above.
The great Director Anatoliy Zhyrnov, of Urban Design and Architecture at NAKKIM
A lovely stroll on the school grounds with students and Carina Mylin from The Royal Danish Embassy of Kiev.
Anastasiia Isakii once again introducing CO2 Green Drive to the students. It was long time ago I was able to write on a chalkboard...brought back many memories...
The presentation/show/performance of course also includes the story about the Bison Bull. The theory and story that has greatly inspired the concept of the CO2 Green Drive Project.
Imagine trying to kill this huge animal with sticks and stones!
Some of the students knew about the TV Show "Broen/Bron", that takes place in Copenhagen and Malmo.
To the right in the image, Denis Rudiak from IVEM.
A TV show that is produced as a collaboration between Denmark and Sweden, that in some way always includes the Øresund Bridge between the two countries.
The very same Bridge that CO2 Green Drive set a Guinness World Record on in September 2014, for The Longest Parade of Electric Cars. Thanks again to John Krøll for the wonderful photo of the parade!
To end the wonderful visit at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, a little lunch celebration was held in "The Room of Light" in connection to the art studios of the school.
The traditinal food was delicious and a cheers was held in Champagne!
Above the video that was made, more info: http://int.hromadske.tv/en
The last presentation was done at "Creative Management Camp".
Here one of the big discussions became about "Gender Equality" and the idea of using women to sell products to men. I told the audience about the fact that when we did the "Bikini Car Wash" performance in Copenhagen, it could only be done with men. This due to Danish Poltical Correctness and respect to women. The many good arguments for and against this idea was enlightening, not only for me, but hopefully also for the audience.
Above is one of the videos that was produced for the "Bikini Car Wash" performance.Thanks once again to Mr. Green and Christian Gade Bjerrum for the wonderful performance!
Above two women seen at the Conference that CO2 Green Drive was part of, with the website of the company they did promotion for written across their chests. Could this happen in Denmark, or Sweden for that matter?
Downtown Kiev - It is not hard to see how a "CO2" route could be found in the street grid!
On a walk in the city, this amazing light was seen shining on the organic (?) fruits of Ukraine.
The final dinner was held in a traditional Ukrainian Restaurant, that most of all looked like a Hobbit House out of Lord of the Rings. The dinner was held with the Director of IVEM Denis Radiuk and Jaroslav Belinsky from Creative Management. Flamed Duck and the classic Horseradish Vodka, amazing taste!
Thanks to The Danish Ministry of Culture and the Cultural Attache Carina Mylin at The Royal Embassy of Denmark in Kiev, for supporting the adventure!