Help us Spread the Word - WE SAY HANDS OFF,
what do you say?
Our Hopes for Davos.
We have had beanies made to get your attention. We want you to CARE about protecting these vital Global Commons from exploitation, NOW!
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No Ordinary Beanie
Through our beanies, we want to promote an understanding of the importance of the Poles to the interconnected global ecosystem. We have chosen to make theory real and visible by having beanies made, to raise awareness and to get your attention.
As the 2020 World Economic Forum mission is ‘to improve the state of the world’, we are grasping the opportunity to raise our voices and highlight climate priorities.
Our beanies are made from unique REPREVE polyester yarn made by UNIFI USA, one of our partners during this WEF. Each beanie saves 4 plastic bottles from entering our oceans. Our other partner is VIVOBAREFOOT, which is a wonderful example of circular business putting people and planet at the core of their action. Through these collaborations, we are supporting the development of a future in which businesses are accountable for their choices and global impact.
Thank you to UNIFI USA and VIVOBAREFOOT.
If you would like more of our beanies please contact email@example.com.
Calling upon Youth
"Youth must empower one another to confront the urgency of the now, to think critically and to act creatively. We need to move beyond ourselves, to a connected understanding of the Earth."
Arctic Angel, Emma
21 Years old
We can't plant ice
‘The Arctic is an interesting microcosm of the geo-political and ethical challenges that need to be faced if we genuinely want to protect the Global Commons for this and future generations. It throws into sharp relief the absence of effective and inclusive global governance.
When it was a commercially uninteresting frozen area, a Council of contiguous States and some observer members governed the space relatively well. However progressive melting risks not only indiscriminate commercial exploitation, but also significant downstream harm from sea level rise that makes untenable the exclusion of the voices of those most affected.
To those who say the ice is melting anyway, we say mindful, modest and well thought- through development incorporating Indigenous wisdom is possible. However, willful acts such as breaking through the ice, ill-considered geo-engineering, oil and gas exploration and deep seabed mining in such a critical, pristine environment is unacceptable harm of a Global Commons.
We call for fit-for-purpose and enforceable care of the ice and exposure of the financial institutions that fund profits over protection. We need people to know what is happening and feel empowered to speak out’.
Co-Founder and Executive Director Inge Relph