Reef Summit Belize
This particular aerial piece was created on the last day of the Reef Summit in Belize and advocates for harmony between mankind and its natural environment, for respect for nature and all forms of life.
Our current ways of consumption, the way we produce goods and exhaust our resources have resulted in scarcity that warns us for the future. It is for that reason that hundreds of Belizians and international supporters morphed from a spiral drawing in the water representing harmony, to the question ‘is this the end?’
We’re making very poor use of our resources and unless we realize the true value of our natural world and the life it offers, this will be the end of coral reefs. You could say that that is not the end of the world, but in this case, it kind of is. Without life on land, life in the ocean will continue to flourish. But without life under water, all life on earth will die.
And reefs happen to be crucial for the survival of life under water.
The end was used not just to symbolize the possible end of coral reefs and life as we know it, but also to inspire the end of our destructive and self-serving society.
The suggestion of harmony is also part of the launch of the Harmony Initiative, a partnership between the film ‘Harmony’ narrated by Prince Charles, and the Global Campaign for Climate Action.
The Reef Summit Aerial Art Event is a Collaborative Human Art Event produced by SpectralQ for the community to send out a powerful message for healthy reefs, reaching national and global leaders in anticipation of the upcoming COP16 in Cancun, Mexico.
More info can be found on the website http://reefsummit.org/DAY_3.html
The Reef Symposium consists of the Launch of the 2010 Report Card for the Mesoamerican Reef and Call To Action for the COP-16 in Cancun
The objectives are
1. Launch of the 2010 Report Card on the Mesoamerican Reef
2. Recognition of “Blue Ribbon” management actions and identification of gaps (national and regional scale)
3. Global Issues and actions: COP-16 message and recommendations
Check the website for full program on following link http://reefsummit.org/DAY_2.html
The Reef Summit Grand Opening Ceremony consists of the Presentation of the Healthy Reefs Lifetime Achievement Award, the World Premiere of CAVU's film and Rolling Wave Campaign for ‘Someday Is Now’ and finally, demanding a Coastal Zone Management Plan for Belize.
For the full program check the website on following link, http://reefsummit.org/DAY_1.html