The actions taken by people fighting climate change have been honoured in an online photography exhibition curated by campaign group 10:10
The climate change campaigners have organised the #itshappening campaign to highlight the positive work people are doing around the world, in the hope of inspiring others to do the same.
#itshappening allows anyone to submit photographs giving examples of how they are contributing to a more sustainable, low-carbon world. Subjects can range from individual action to whole community initiatives or something representing global campaigns.
“You don’t have to look far for bad news on climate change, but there are also signs of progress all around us. Renewables are on the rise, community projects are breaking through and scientific advances are boosting the efficiency of everything from lorries to lightbulbs. Slowly but surely, it’s happening,” reads the 10:10 website.
The first photos went online in October 2012 and so far include DIY solar panels, a low-carbon holiday on a barge through Britain’s canals, an overland adventure to Morocco and images of Britain’s first community-owned wind farm.
But while 10:10 believes that it is important to highlight positive actions, they state that there is still much more to be done to tackle climate change: “It’s good to celebrate progress, but #itshappening isn’t the same as a job done. Let’s use these images to show what’s possible, and inspire the world to go further and faster to get climate change sorted.”
Photo title: Joe from Ayrshire built his own solar panels and shared a photo for the #itshappening campaign
Photo credit: © 10:10