Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Noah's Ark in Acrylic

The barges travelled down the River Seine loaded with sculptures  

Toucans, parrots and other birdlife designs displayed against a backdrop of the Eiffel Tower

The colourful display named "Noah's Ark for Climate" is intended to raise awareness of climate change
An installation of 140 colored animal shapes representing Noah’s Ark sailed up the River Seine in Paris, France on Saturday.
The art project is to raise awareness on climate change as the French capital prepares to host yet another round of climate talks in about two months’ time.
The animal sculptures were made out of fully recyclable acrylic sheet and are a creation coordinated by French artist Gad Weil.
“The work of pop art is this, a sort of continuous game for children and families that gives them the chance to take pictures and put them on social networks with the hashtag #ADNClimat along with their suggestions to halt climate change. We will have all sorts of proposals, some more interesting, some less interesting and all these proposals and pictures will be displayed during the [summit],” explained Weil.
The 2015 Paris Climate Conference is set to take place from November 30 to December 11, 2015.
I was in Bangsar, KL yesterday to deliver CC#5 titled “A Pile of Letters” at the KL Advanced Toastmasters meeting. And I was voted Best Assignment Speaker. Additionally, I was the Table Topics Evaluator.

I must add that Gerard Peter as the Toastmaster-of-the-Evening was in an exceptionally ebullient mood. Wow! Overall, a good meeting although we started two minutes late and finished even later. I would score this meeting a 4 over 10.


This Toastmasters meeting represent my two-hundredth regular meeting for this calendar year todate – a good achievement, if I may say so myself, although I must acknowledge that I am behind by two assignment speeches as compared to last year.


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