Hi, everyone. I am new to C&NNCONNECT. I am a landscape photographer based in the UK, but have been involved in many aspects of the environment in my life. Earlier this year I created Hug The Planet - websites for kids to upload images of their involvement in nature. As I am funding the entire, global project out of my shallow pockets I have so far only been able to create a HugThePlanet page on facebook and have also worked a deal with Flickr, without its own dedicated website. This is a not-for-profit endeavour. There has been an encouraging response from the UK, Portugal, Costa Rica and the USA but I need to take it to the next level. I have mini-launched the concept in the area where I live to about 60 schools and maybe 15 publications and website. Every month I give away free Hug The Planet badges to the best images and in September I will be hosting an evening's discussion on ecopsychology, forest schools, gardening and, of course HugThePlanet. Next year I intend to publish a book with the 100 top images with text by ecopsychologists, forest school practitioners and other appropriate contributors. I would be truly grateful if you would all take a look at the sites and if possible encourage your kids to submit some images, with their comment on how that image makes them feel. If anyone would like to take the idea on, in their local area - all the better, please contact me. And please give me your feedback.
www.facebook.com (then put HugThePlanet in the search box)
www.flickr.com (then put HugThePlanet in the search box)
my own photography website is at www.takescantalk.co.uk