We care about climate change. We also care about your environmental stories. Therefore, we are very grateful to have received dozens of amazing photos under this week’s theme #water that showed us how much you care about climate change. As a result, we are very pleased to announce that this week we have chosen not only one, but 7 finalists: well done, Roni Akbar, Audrey Cano Bárcenas, Temitope Aderibigbe, Mahmood Dadamia, Olumide Climate Idowu, Kate Berrisfod and Marissa Malahayati. Your photos are inspiring us and, most of all, inspiring you to continue spreading the word to take action on climate change.
We do really appreciate all photos submitted, so they are featured on Connect4Climate Facebook album. We challenge you to continue to raise awareness and share your climate change story with us: next Monday - 25 April we will annouce new theme. Don't forget to follow @Connect4Climate on Instagram, using the hashtag #Photo4Climate.
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Caption: Reflection, with these amount of trees could they support the global oxygen?
Today, palm oil trees replace most of tropical rainforest. In 2015, Indonesia's rainforest burned by the industries and involved health disasters.
Should we forget about this fact after everything occurred and wait until the same thing come again?
Author: Roni Akbar
Location: Semarang, Indonesia
Audrey Cano Bárcenas
Caption: I took the challenge of #photo4climate and decided do depict a very special place for me.
When I was little I went to this little river near my Aunt’s house.
It means a lot to me and that is why I invite everyone to #SavetheWater and #BeGreen.
Author: Audrey Cano Bárcenas
Location: Guayalejo River, Gomez Faríaz (Tamaulipa), Mexico
Caption: This was a picture taken during a visit by FABE International Foundation
to selected schools in Lagos stateon sensitization on Lassa Fever outbreak early this year.
The site got us shocked as we saw children who are less than 15 year old picking up trash with their bare hands
and dumping them in sacks for disposal in an already filled up trash site located near a food stall inside the school.
It was a shocking sight to behold and we had to further educate them on proper sanitation, hygiene and disposal of trash.
Author: Temitope Aderibigbe
Location: Bariga, Lagos State, Nigeria
Caption: This was taken at the Nelspruit Botanical Gardens last month.
I remember this as a kid where the rivers use to gush down with extreme pressure.
It’s actually sad to see this place like this with hardly any water.
Author: Mahmood Dadamia
Location: Nelspruit Botanical Gardens, Nelspruit, South Africa
Olumide Climate Idowu
Caption: Makoko (also referred to as the Venice of Africa) is a slum neighborhood located in Lagos, Nigeria.
It's two-neighboring communities, Oko-Agbon and Ago-Egun.
It's a community connected by a short bridge constructed over a wide canal in whcih there is stagnant, black and murky water.
"Water is the primary meduim through which climate change influences Earth's Ecosystem & thus the livelihood & well-being of societies.
Adaptation to climate change is closely linked to water & it's role in sustainable development. Water is Life.
Author: Olumide Climate Idowu
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Caption: Windmill Museum at Loeriesfontein in South Africa's Northern Cape.
These windpumps were used to access underground water, which enabled settlement in arid areas.
Author: Kate Berrisfod
Location: South Africa
Caption: Suffered by very tragic environmental problems long times ago, Japan changes become a country which take care their nature very well,
including water environment. Here, in Japan.... don't be surprised if you see big healthy wealthy happy fishes swimming everywhere.
And oh please... they safe there, no one catch them for dinner :"D. The society works together to keep the water clean so they can enjoy the nature...
and I am also asking several old people here and they said "It is also the way we thankful to the nature".
While government also have several to do list to maintain the environment.
Author: Marissa Malahayati