The CO2 Green Drive Project is an ongoing and worldwide series of Art, Climate & Technology events designed to promote Green Growth and global sustainable change. The project was initially developed in connection with the UN Climate Summit COP15 in Copenhagen/Denmark in December 2009 by artist Jacob Fuglsang Mikkelsen and the Danish Cultural Institute. The Danish Cultural Institute is supporting the project.
Following an artistic and co-creative founded approach, the objective of CO2 Green Drive is to invite citizens around the world to take centerstage while City Halls, businesses and NGOs enjoy a timely, relevant and playful opportunity to spread awareness of their challenges, solutions and achievements.
CO2 Green Drive creates a citywide and virtual CO2 “Painting Performance” using locally procured, human and alternative fuel powered transportation solutions as Brushes, cities as Canvases and the specially developed CO2 Green Drive Smartphone Application as Paint.
CO2 Green Drive has tagged more than 20 cities on five continents with citywide CO2 “Performance Paintings” since 2009 using electric, hybrid and bioethanol vehicles in New York, Cape Town and Copenhagen, bicycles and skaters in Dakar and runners in India to name but a few cities and different modes of Brushes.
CO2 Green Drive 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 2013 CO2 Green Drive had events on Earth Day in Denmark (in Copenhagen and Aarhus), Lithuania (Vilnius), India (New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore), USA (New York) and Australia (Geelong).
You can read more about CO2 Green Drive on: www.co2greendrive.com