THE GOODPLANET FOUNDATION
GoodPlanet's mission is to work towards raising everyone’s awareness and knowledge of environmental protection and sustainable development. It offers realistic, optimistic solutions and encourages each individual to act on behalf of the planet based on a series of programs it continues to develop for "putting the ecology at the heart of consciousness."
• Inform the public about the environment and its challenges: Goodplanet.info
• Educate about sustainable development: The GoodPlanet Posters
• Develop an accurate portrayal of humanity today: 7 Billion Others
• Construct change in the company: GoodPlanet Solidaire
• Commit itself to the climate: Carbon Action and 10:10
Created in July 2005 under the Association Act of 1901, GoodPlanet became recognized as a public foundation on June 3, 2009. GoodPlanet is a non-political and non-radical foundation, and is a member of the Alliance for the Planet and the Committee 21.
Yann Arthus-Bertrand, president and founder of Good Planet is a world famous photographer and director. He is also a Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations Program for the Environment along with Al Gore. His book "The Earth from Above" has sold over 3 million copies and has been translated into 24 languages. 156 photographic exhibitions have been held in 143 cities worldwide, and his film "Home" has been seen by 450 million viewers.
"When I realized that my job had an impact on global warming, I immediately wanted to find a solution, and compensating for my emissions is how I’ve gone about it. I have often no choice of where I have to travel, but I do not want the planet and its inhabitants to suffer the consequences. I am very pleased that Carbon Action enables everyone to take the same approach. It is now more urgent than ever to take action to limit the climate change that is already underway. So in the interest of everyone, like me, starting today, compensate for your greenhouse gas emissions with Carbon Action! ".
The Scientific Board of the Foundation
Mr. Edouard BARD
Mr. Gilles BOEUF
Ms Esther DUFLO
Mr. Jacques ESTIENNE
Ms Jeanne ETIEMBLE
Mr. Jean GADREY
Ms Marion GUILLOU
Mr. Bruno LATOUR
Mr. Denis LOYER
Mr. Michel PRIEUR
Mr. Nicholas STERN