In one day on Earth, the average person will laugh 15 times. In one day on Earth, most of us will throw away 4 pounds of garbage. In one day on Earth, more than 230,000 babies will be born. In one day on Earth, 297,700 bicycles are manufactured. On 10/10/10, we will all have one day on Earth. What will you do? On October 10, 2010, as part of the One Day on Earth project, people from every nation of the world will film their perspectives to showcase the amazing diversity, conflict, tragedy, and triumph that occur in one 24-hour period. From the basic human needs, joys, and struggles that unite us, to the unique cultural traditions that shape our identity, thousands of normally untold stories will be brought to light through the eyes of filmmakers and inspired citizens.
The project is free and open to all people, cultures, beliefs, and nationalities. With thousands of filmmakers representing over 200 countries – ranging from teenagers using cell phones to award-winning cinematographers with HD cameras – the unprecedented scope of video captured on this day will be viewable through an innovative online archive system and a feature length documentary that explores our planet’s identity, slated for 2011. One Day on Earth has also created an interactive online community for its participants powered by Ning, a leading online platform for the world’s organizers, activists, and influencers. Members are encouraged to connect with one another from all corners of the planet, sharing their thoughts, photos, and videos to spark a larger global awareness and consciousness. For some, the online community has inspired international collaborations, expanding the depth of stories being shared. In the last 24 hours, more than 300 people from 64 nations signed up. Today, cameras were distributed in Iran, Maldives, Mongolia, Sudan, and Kuwait. The UNDP, World Wildlife Fund, Red Cross, Human Rights Watch, Live Strong, and so many more are supporting the effort. Will you join? Follow One Day on Earth on Twitter (@onedayonearth) and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/onedayonearth.