Green Footprints Handover in 2017

Press release | 16.11.2017

UN Climate Secretariat Head Espinosa recognises children’s action on climate

A record-breaking 205,577 youngsters take part in the 15th year of the Climate Alliance Green Footprints campaign

Bonn/Frankfurt, 16 November 2017. Today, a group of kindergartners from Bonn presented their efforts on climate change and their wishes for the future to decision makers at the 23rd UN Climate Summit. “Children can be great drivers of positive change. By motivating them to protect the climate, we see a ripple effect that really spreads – not only to their friends, families and their teachers,” explains Climate Alliance Executive Director Thomas Brose. Over 1,400 schools spread across European 10 countries participated in the 2017 Green Footprints or ZOOM campaign. Together they collected some 2.3 million green footprints. The initiative encourages children to reflect on sustainable mobility and lifestyle choices.

Further information


Claudia Schury
Green Footprints Project Head, Climate Alliance
+49 69 7171 39 -22 | c.schury(at) 

Sarah Mekjian
Communications Director, Climate Alliance
+49 69 7171 39 -20 | s.mekjian(at)