The Climate Walk is a combined research, education and media-art project by the Wanderers of Changing Worlds. It is about walking across Europe to understand regional experiences of Climate Change. It is about listening to local perspectives, learning from them and connecting these stories together to construct a holistic, people-centric understanding of these complex phenomena.
The project consists of 5 interconnected dimensions:
“Biodiversity Ride” is a follow-up project of the Climate Walk, that focuses on the impacts of biodiversity loss in four different regions of Europe. This time by bike, we want to engage with people and talk about their perception of nature as well as visit regional and local conservation projects on small and large scales to explore the question:
“Is biodiversity loss perceptible in different regions of Europe?”
Next to the climate crisis, we’re currently living in a time of the sixth global mass extinction in the history of the Earth. While climate change is now at least perceived as a global crisis, the decline of biodiversity, on the other hand, has received far fewer media and political attention in recent decades, even though overcoming both crises will determine humanity’s life in the coming decades.
In one month (June 2023) biodiversity ride will bike through four regions in the North, West, South, and East of Europe to experience where nature can be found, how the land is used, and how people perceive their environment.
Drop us a mail at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to join the Biodiversity Ride!
Germany: From Angermünde to Rostock, about 259km and 1290hm to go
→ travelling through Biodsphärenreservat Schorfheide-Chroin, Naturpark Uckermärkische Seen, Mecklenburger Großseenland, Naturpark Uckermärkische Seen
Netherlands/Belgium: From Dordrecht to Antwerp with about 248km and 460hm to go
→ travelling through Nationaal Park De Biesbosch, Kop van Schouwen, Nationalpark Oosterscheide, Grenspark Kalmthoutse Heide
Italy: Frosinone via Rome to Anguillara Sabazia via Euro Velo 5, about 161km and 1770hm to go
→ Parco Nationale dell’Appennino, Parco Alpi Apuane, Rewilding Europe – Central Apennines
Croatia, Hungary: Beli Manastir – Kotoriba via Euro Velo 13, 253km, 490hm
→ Green Belt Europe