In 2020 Goodwill Meridian Fund continue the tradition to release eco-themed calendar for children and adults. With this Fund follows its main mission – to engage the younger generation in the environmental pollution problems and to encourage their proactive approach to life. Fund firmly believes that children should learn to love, respect and protect nature around us from a very early age, and that only together we can tackle such huge problem as climate emergency*.
Ecological calendar is not just a pictorial home decoration. Useful ideas and simple everyday ecological habits will be interesting for both children and their parents. Main holidays including environment-connected ones, such as International Earth Day and International Snow Leopard Day are included. There is also a place for “good deeds” and “act of kindness” which everyone can write down themselves.
The 2020 edition is a is a fragment of Jerome Bosch’s most famous painting, “The Garden of Earthly Delights”. Amidst the mythical animals from the Garden of Eden, roam animals from our world, carefully drawn in Bosch style. These are 17 species of animals that are on the verge of extinction due to human activities or climate change. The Mexican Wakita, the smallest whale on the planet; the Amur tiger, the snow leopard, the big panda and the black rhino are among them. Ivan Zatevakhin, Ph.D, Biology, author and host of the popular science program “Dialogues about animals” and the program about famous animals of the Internet “Living Stories”, kindly acted as an expert to put this list together specially for the calendar.
Fund expresses gratitude to the project partner HSE School of Art and Design for developing the calendar design. Students of HSE National Research University Higher School of Economics will be receiving Russian edition of the calendar.
English edition of the calendar was presented to all the participants of charity event “TOWARDS NATURE” that took place in Marbella, Spain, in October 2019. Read more about two-days public talk by Johan Ernst Nilson here.
*Oxford Dictionary chose climate emergency as the word of the year 2019. Usage of the term soared more than 10,000% between September 2018 and September 2019