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Check back every week to explore a new topic in our video campaign – now on YouTube!  Don’t miss the new artwork downloads by contributing artist Jake Collinge

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Week 1: Intro to Extinction

Prior to the unfolding calamity known as the Anthropocene extinction event, only about one in a million species would face extinction annually. Today, this rate of extinction is estimated at 1000x this natural background rate.  The voices of biodiversity are dying out. Discover the main driver of this extinction event in the video short, and get a peek at the premise of our film Racing Extinction.

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Week 2: The Carbon World

As a rapid rise in carbon dioxide levels brings us closer to the brink of irreversible climate change, our societies continue to spew more emissions into the atmosphere. There’s a hidden world of carbon dioxide emissions behind the everyday use of energy that we don’t even think about. How do we face a threat that we cannot see? Utilizing a state-of-the-art carbon dioxide sensing camera from FLIR , Oscar®-winner Louie Psihoyos shows the world never-before-seen images of the invisible made visible.

 

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Week 2: The Carbon World

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Week 3: Reduce Carbon, Save Species

Climate change has an evil twin. Its name is ocean acidification. Our oceans absorb excess heat as well as excess carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, after which it forms carbonic acid.  This increased acidity makes it harder for many forms of marine life to form their skeletons and shells, including corals. We could see the extinction of most coral species as soon as 2050, a precipice from which ocean life may never recover.

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Week 3: Reduce Carbon, Save Species

Download the exclusive Reduce Carbon, Save Species art by contributing artist Jake Collinge.

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Week 4: Why Sharks Matter

Sharks predate dinosaurs. In the last century, the shark fin trade and commercial fishing have depleted their populations by over 90 percent. Throughout their 450 million year history, they have served as a keystone species that regulate and maintain healthy ocean ecosystems. What happens when sharks are removed from that system?

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Week 5: The Photo Ark

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Week 5: The Photo Ark

 

As more and more species are brought to the brink of extinction, one photographer hasn’t given up hope. Meet Joel Sartore, National Geographic photographer and founder of the Photo Ark, as he partners with OPS on his quest to bring a voice to the species that are so often overlooked.

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Week 6: Saving Species - The Grasshopper Sparrow

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Week 6: Saving Species - The Grasshopper Sparrow

Charismatic megafauna, such as tigers and elephants, make all the headlines when their populations reach critical lows. This catalyzes the world into action, bringing about massive efforts to save these species. Meanwhile, the Florida grasshopper sparrow, an inconspicuous small brown bird, dwindled to a population as few as twenty birds and few people noticed.  One of those people was Joel Sartore, National Geographic photographer and founder of the Photo Ark, and he had an idea…

Available on YouTube 12/6 - Subscribe Now!

Week 7: Faith and the Environment

Download the exclusive Saving Species – The Grasshopper Sparrow art by contributing artist Jake Collinge.

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Week 7: Faith and the Environment

For generations, many faith communities have been at the forefront of progress on critical societal issues. From abolition to poverty to the fight for civil rights, forward-thinking congregations have organized and acted in pursuit of progress. OPS partnered with Interfaith Power & Light to bring the message of #RacingExtinction to faith groups across the United States.

Available on YouTube 12/13 - Subscribe Now!

Week 8: Palm Oil

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Week 8: Palm Oil

The Leuser Ecosystem—the last place on earth where Sumatran tigers, orangutans, rhinos, and elephants live together in the wild–is being lost to the palm oil industry. Ordered rows of oil palms replace the once bountiful biodiversity of the natural rainforest.  Demand for palm oil is driving this destruction. It’s in many of the snack foods, soaps, shampoos, and other products that we find in our local grocery stores every day. Vote with your dollars and demand conflict-free palm oil today.

Available on YouTube 12/20 - Subscribe Now!

Week 9: The Power of Imagery

Download the exclusive Palm Oil and the Leuser Ecosystem art by contributing artist Jake Collinge.

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Week 9: The Power of Imagery

There are more than 6,000 spoken languages used throughout the world. If you had one message to share with the whole planet, the chances are high it would be lost in translation.  Show them a powerful image, and they will all see the message the same. At OPS, we believe in the power of imagery to shine a light on the most critical issues facing our planet. Join us and our partners as we project iconic images on iconic buildings throughout the world to bring a voice to endangered species.

Available on YouTube 12/27 - Subscribe Now!

 

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