is the first non governmental organization in Germany to launch a Google Earth Outreach layer, highlighting the breadth and importance of the group's work by showing the status of deforestation and climate change around the world.
Oliver Salge from Greenpeace
Germany said: "Google Earth is a really powerful way for Greenpeace
to show the status of deforestation in may parts of the world. It is
a great way to reach millions of people and to explain the scale of
the problem - and our work in solving it - in a visual, easy-to-understand
way. The Greenpeace layer is going to be a growing layer reflecting
Greenpeace worldwide work on environmental issues." Learn more.
David de Rothschild, adventurer,
environmentalist and founder of Adventure Ecology, an independently
run organisation that uses adventure, education and the arts to address
global sustainability issues and to raise awareness about climate change
joined the press event via video conference from London. De Rothschild
said: “At Adventure Ecology we use the power of the Internet, to unite
the world's people in the fight against global warming and environmental
degradation. The Google Earth Outreach program empowers people and is
a great way to inform others about our changing climate, about global
warming and the earth's health crisis. I strongly recommend to take
advantage of this program and drive a global community that learns,
acts, shares and speaks on the environment”.
Attendees to the Google Earth Outreach event in the Google office in Hamburg, Germany on April 3, 2008.