#EverydayClimateChange and #Ecooko
EverydayClimateChange is a volunteer activist project aimed to demonstrate daily evidence of climate change on all continents. In their Mission Statement, the professional photographers from all around the world note that they “provide visual evidence for the fact that climate change is not happening elsewhere, it is happening right here and right now.”
The project was launched in 2015. Most photos from the ECC project have a certain gloss of magazine beauty. All the more contrasting with this beauty are the captions to these photos. This makes #EverydayClimateChange an exhibition of photographs which should be read. We have picked the photos from the project’s timeline which will tell the story of climate change from A to Z.
After we learned about the #EverydayClimateChange project, we wanted to find out about the environmental situation in our country. For that purpose, we organised an Instagram photo contest entitled #Ecooko. For three months, everybody could publish pictures on their accounts with captions that explained how this picture reveals a certain ecological problem in Ukraine, and whether there are ways to resolve these problems.
We received more than 350 photos which speak of the urgent problem of our country’s lack of waste treatment systems, illegal deforestation, the impact of heavy industries on air quality, and water pollution. The exhibition complex of #EverydayClimateChange and #Ecooko will serve as a perfect guide to the human footprint in Earth’s ecosystem, which we are only beginning to acknowledge, even though it follows us around like a shadow.
James Whitlow Delano, founder of the EverydayClimateChange project, will attend the exhibition opening, as well as some of the #Ecooko exhibition participants.
Photo projects on Docudays UA-2017 is financially and organizationally supported by the Heinrich Boll Foundation's Office in Ukraine. Partner of the competition: NGO "Ukrainian Youth Climate Assosiation and WWF in Ukraine.