On Monday, the two-week U.N. Climate Change Conference (#COP21) began, in which 40,000 people from around the globe have come together to try and agree on a way to prevent greenhouse emissions and counteract global climate change, according to New York Magazine. The event was supposed to kick off with a rally on Sunday, November 29, but plans to hold a large demonstration were canceled after the Paris attacks.
Amber and Giovanni Testino (brother of the famous photographer Mario Testino), of the artist management and creative content agency Art Partner, decided that the world could still hold a march: online. They reached out to their circle, which just so happens to be filled with some of the world's most #Flawless models, photographers and other industry peeps, according to The Cut. Amber and Giovanni dubbed the movement the "Climate Catwalk," and the Instagram post below will clue you in on how to participate:
So far, some huge celebs have joined the cause, like Lily Aldridge, Instagram's Eva Chen and model Anja Rubik, who walked barefoot in the snow (ballsy). Lily nominated gal pals Joan Smalls and Selena Gomez to step up next, so we'll be stalking their accounts over the next couple of days.
Think globally! 🌎🌍🌏 Penguins in Antartica show their virtual waddle for climate change. Join the fight! How to join Climate Catwalk 1) Film yourself moving left to right, how you "move" is up to you! 2) Select a strong "Cover Frame" mid-stride and post to your Instagram. 3) Challenge three friends to join the march! @GiulianaTestino #GiulianaTestino #ClimateCatwalk #ClimateMarch #COP21
@peterpilotto challenged me to be a part of the #climatecatwalk for #cop21! I don't know about the "catwalk" part but I definitely have the "walk" part down thanks to this treadmill desk at FB. I nominate @manrepeller @jonathansimkhai @prabalgurung and @soojmooj to show off their best walk next...🌎🏃🏻 for climate change! (📹 by @ginnynam)
Now walk it out.
Backstage filming my Global Climate Virtual March. The COP21 just started in Paris, it's the most important climate negotiation that will decide our future. It's not too late to join and post your virtual walk as a sign of need for change , involvement and support. #cop21 #cop21paris2015 #ClimateMarch #climatechange Climate Virtual March! COP21 dopiero się rozpoczął w Paryżu , sa to najważniejsze negocjacje, które zadecydują o Naszej przyszłości . Nie jest za późno , dołącz do mnie i zamieść swój wirtualny marsz jako znak zaangażowania i wsparcia. #cop21paris2015 #cop21 #climatecatwalk #climatechange #ClimateMarch @cop21fr