Wherever you are - your voice in Copenhagen!

A few weeks ago I made a short video for the YouTube/CNN debate, asking to include water in the list of priorities at the COP15.

I was surprised to see an excerpt of my video in the official reel, which has been viewed more then 170 thousand times.

The two winners will be selected by public voting on YouTube from Nov 6-30, and may be aired in front of world-leaders and decision makers in this global TV debate on climate change. If you want to vote for my video follow these instructions:

  • Go to
  • Click "vote"
  • search for a specific video and write "Priority number one"
  • Vote with the thumb up (green button)


p.s. This article was crossposted on the TH!NK ABOUT IT - Climate Change blogging competition.


TH!NK2: Climate Change Round One Winners Announced

On November 4, 2009, the European Journalism Centre announced the TH!NK2: Climate Change Round One Winners. Each of the three winners for Round One of TH!NK2: Climate Change will receive a 500 Euro gift certificate to or a donation to a charity of the winner's choosing in the same amount.

Two additional winners of the Honorary Video Award will receive a 250 Euro gift certificates to, or a donation to a charity of the winner's choosing in the same amount.

I would first like to say that I am honoured to be included among such great authors. As for the winners themselves, eventually it comes down to the way one personally feels about an article or a video. However, I think each one is somewhat objectively justified.

Sinisa was able to blend together a touching story and a detailed research, keeping the structure simple and the attention high throughout the whole post. The characteristics of a true journalist.

Jodi’s video was very simple, minimal. Sometimes you don’t need complex things to get the point across. Very effective in its simplicity.

As soon as I read Hemant’s post I knew he was going to win the impact category. I remember I even mentioned to Petrine a few days ago. It wasn’t difficult to see that coming. smile

Christopher used all what’s necessary for a good video. It has lights, editing, presence, screenplay and planning. Bravo.

As for me… well, it’s not up to me to judge.

I just think that there were many other posts that deserved as much as ours. And that makes very excited to be in this competition, regardless on how it’s going to end.

Thank you guys.


Th!nk about it Journal - Day Zero

During the three days of the kick-off event I shot quite a lot of footage, thanks to my trusty Creative Vado, which I carry around all the time, and the Flip Mino HD that they gave us. I was finally able to put some of the pieces together, just before the deadline of the first part f the competition. I know some of you are expecting something great... sorry to disappoint you, it isn't anything special. I decided to make a series of three videos, one for each day of the competition: Part Zero is the arrival, Part 1 is Bella Centre, and Part 2 is the Dyssekilde Ecovillage.

Most of you guys from the Th!nk about it kick-off event are featured on the video, I hope you'll enjoy it!

Th!nk about it Journal - Day Zero from Federico Pistono on Vimeo.

p.s. This article was crossposted on the TH!NK ABOUT IT - Climate Change blogging competition, on Vimeo and on YouTube.

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