Every two years, WWF releases the Living Planet Report. It reports on trends in global biodiversity and the health of the planet and – to be honest – it’s a pretty depressing read, because those trends are heading in the wrong direction.
In 2020, WWF did something a bit different – and a lot more positive. They teamed up with Silverback Films and digital artist Erik Wernquist to create a short film capturing a vision of a positive future, where harmony with nature has been restored. There are some striking images in the film – a massive dam that has been cut through to release the trapped river, pod-like living spaces suspended in the forest canopy, whales in spectacular numbers and cities filled with green.
On top of that, the film is accompanied by a suite of educational resources for schools, encouraging teachers to work with students to develop their own visions of the future.
Alongside the main film, there’s a whole video playlist of future visions. It includes poets adding their inspiring words to the film, and shorter films about some of the things we can do to create the futures imagined in the films. Check it out below.