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illUmiNations: Protecting Our Planet

I would have liked to have seen this (in person). Glad to see it now. Very moving.

The Whole World Is Singing… But We’ve Stopped Listening

20 September 2014 – In the lead-up to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Climate Summit, the United Nations lit up its iconic Headquarters complex in New York with a spectacular 30-story architectural projection show aimed to inspire global citizens to take climate action.

Entitled “illUmiNations: Protecting Our Planet”, and organized in partnership with the Oceanic Preservation Society (OPS) and Obscura Digital, the projections were shown on the white marble west facade of the UN General Assembly Hall and north facade of the Secretariat building from 7:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday evening.

UN News Centre

The voice-over is by Jane Goodall.


About The Author

JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She writes fiction about an alpha Bichon named Chester, and his friends–with a dash of humor and a dab of poli-sci. JoAnn worked professionally in the Psychology and Information Science fields. Retired now, she enjoys the creative life.


  1. mjh333

    Such a powerful piece. The look on the faces says it all, this should be done everywhere. Thanks you

    • JoAnn Chateau

      I’m so glad you liked this. And you are right – the immediacy and emotion seem to get to people. If only more people felt the urgency.

      Thanks for the visit and for commenting!

  2. skywalkerstoryteller

    I thank both of you for sharing this it was really beautiful.

    • JoAnn Chateau

      Thanks for visiting!

  3. carolahand

    Reblogged this on Voices from the Margins and commented:
    This is such a crucial resource describing the challenges we all face as a result of global climate change. JoAnn Chateau graciously agreed to allow us to reblog her post.

  4. carolahand

    JoAnn, this is such a powerful presentation! Thank you for sharing it. This is such a crucial issue – and this hopeful message is so important for people to hear. I would like to reblog this post on Voices from the Margins if it’s okay with you.

    • JoAnn Chateau

      Carol, thank you for commenting about the illUmiNations video. I’m so pleased to have you share it on Voices from the Margins!

      • carolahand

        Thank you, JoAnn 🙂

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