22/3 - 2012


The CO2 Green Drive



For Earth Day 2012: Mobilize The Earth™ the Danish Cultural Institute is partnering with Earth Day Network for a global event to shed new light on climate issues through the combination of art and technology: the CO2 Green Drive Project.

The CO2 Green Drive main event is the emblematic convoy of eco-friendly transportation solutions, including, alternative fuel powered vehicles, bicycles, runners, pedestrians etc. completing a route though cities across the world in the shape of a “CO2” or “E”. Via a specially developed Smartphone GPS tracking application the completion of the route and the ensuing CO2/E paintings can be visually traced live on a designated website.

In collaboration with local partners around the world and Earth Day Network CO2 Green Drive is now being prepared for several major cities during Earth Day 2012: Mobilize The Earth™.

In New York the local Earth Day chapter will “tag” Manhattan with a huge “E” painting using electric vehicles. The activities will come to their climax on Times Square with a Car Fashion Show, exhibition activities and screening of the E painting on the famous Toshiba Screen also used for New Years’ festivities.

In collaboration with Dakar City Hall, LEAD Africa, the farmers’ association COLUFIFA, Danish NGO Cykler til Senegal and other partners in Senegal and Denmark a convoy of bicycles will embark on a 350 km long route through Senegal from mid-April culminating with a CO2 painting in Dakar on April 22nd.

In India, CO2 Green Drive is collaborating with La Ultra – The High that is organizing a 24 hour relay-run April 21-22 in Bangalore. Other cities in India are also considering the project.

How to join CO2 Green Drive during Earth Day 2012:

We welcome all cities, organizations, companies, volunteers and others to be part of the CO2 Green Drive activities. If you wish to join kindly forward (1) a short description of the event you wish to organize, (2) a short description of what “brushes” (eg. electric/hybrid/biofuel vehicles, bicycles, runners, pedestrians, stilt walkers etc.) you will be employing to complete the route and (3) a CO2 route proposal.

Subject to project details and time permitting the Smartphone Application can then be programmed to “paint” the route you suggest.


New York:

Dakar: http://www.leadinafrica.org/site/ 

Bangalore: 24 hr Earth Day Run Bangalore (Facebook), contact:drrajatchauhan@gmail.com

Worldwide: info@co2greendrive.com, Project Manager Michael Wolffhechel

Phone: (+45) 3313 5448

Mobile: (+45) 2893 6534


CO2 Green Drive New York   Foto Jacob Fuglsang Mikkelsen