We are water, rivers, ocean. And these bodies of water are depending on our behavior whether they are healthy or not. And we as humanity are depending on them. Clean rivers, lakes and other bodies of water mean a health ocean. A healthy ocean means healthy humans. 

The WE ARE OCEAN – Water Walk wants to gather people from all over the globe to jointly walk towards rivers, lakes, seas, the ocean or even at home (confined due to a global pandemic) around a creatively staged body of water. We want to look at the beauty of water worldwide, what it means for us and what is at stake. We aim at creating a positive, global and collective moment of reflection towards healthy waters, rivers, ocean.

We invite everybody, every generation, every profession, every country, every gender to take a walk for some minutes, several hours, or even days to reflect about the meaning and value of healthy water. It can be a walk of meditation, of poetry, of music, of silence, of workout.

The WE ARE OCEAN – Water Walk is created by several Green Art Lab Alliance Partners to raise awareness about the importance of healthy waters, rivers and ocean and to make clear that even though the COP26 (UN Climate Conference), which was supposed to start on the 9th of November 2020 in Glasgow, has been postponed to November 2021, we cannot really afford to postpone taking action.

On the day before the Climate Conference would have commenced, we shall start this walk as a reminder, as a community activity gathering people from all over the world without knowing each other. From all over the world we will walk in the direction of Glasgow where the Conference will take place. You are invited to join us in taking action.

We chose Sunday, 08th of November to invite you from all around the planet, to join us on this walk. You can choose the hour and the duration of your walk, it can be minutes, hours or days.

This is the first walk of many which we will undertake until COP26 in 2021 and further. We want to create a civil movement accompanying the UN Decade for Ocean Science and Sustainable Development (2021-2030).

Come on board as individuals, groups of friends, colleagues, families, organisations, neighbors, couples. You can just walk or create a sociable event out of it. The most important idea is that you reflect upon how beautiful water is, how important for life on planet it is, and how much more we should respect, cherish and protect it.

Here are some ideas to help you take action:

1. Turn your phone or camera to the landscape position  

2. Press to record as you walk toward a body of water.

3. IMPORTANT: We would like everything to be captured in a single video so do a continuous recording.

4. Send the video (aprox. 1 minute) to us with: Name, Location of recording, and any other details you would like to share to  weareocean.waterwalk@gmail.com