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Thursday, 1 September 2016

Greeting card mosaic world record brings serious message of international student commitment to reducing CO2 emissions

Over 50,000 cards will used to form the world's largest greeting card mosaic breaking a world record.  But this event has a serious message  delivered by students from around the world - a commitment to reduce CO2 emissions. 

The cards will go one further by forming the letters ’1.5C’ to draw attention to the importance of this global warming target, set as part of the Paris Agreement on climate change in December 2015. They will be displayed  at the Formula E event on the 11th of November 2016 in Marrakesh.  There will be 40 electric vehicle (EV) people there from various countries including Morocco and their EVs.  There will also be school children present. Louis Palmer the organiser of this event and founder of the worlds biggest EV rally the Wave Trophy will be available of interview - head speaks French, German and English.

The 50,000 cards will be double the current world record for the world's largest greeting card mosaic which now stands at 24,000 cards! This all takes place at the Formula E meeting in Marrakesh ePrix 12th November 2016. Formula E, officially the FIA Formula E Championship, is a class of auto racing that uses only electric-powered cars.

Earlier this year WAVE Earth was launched - an education initiative of WAVE Trophy the worlds biggest electric vehicle (EV) rally.  Its goal was to get school students from around the world to write pledge cards with a commitment to reduce their CO2 emissions.  These were collected by local EVs in 24 countries and from there, they were sent / delivered to WAVE Earth HQ in Switzerland.

What: Officially unveiling of ’1.5C’ world record greeting card mosaic
When: 13.30 on the 11th of November 2016
Where: Circuit International Automobile Moulay El Hassan, Agdal district, Marrakesh, Morocco

Louis Palmer is founder of WAVE earth and the WAVE Trophy. He is holder of the UN Environmental Programme “Champion of the Earth Award“ for driving two times around the world in solar powered vehicles. 

Media enquiries to worldreachpr@gmail.com

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