The Blue Marble is on a roll already
16 July 2012
Why is it called The Blue Marble?
Some photographs are so important that they change the world. Forty years ago, NASA’s astronauts on Apollo 17, took the first ever colour photograph of the Earth from space. This snap was nicknamed The Blue Marble and has become one of the most widely distributed photographs ever taken.
The iconic image caught our hearts and minds; it captured the Earth’s beauty, isolation, fragility and vulnerability. Above all, it showed us that this Earth is all we have and helped inspire a global Eco-movement dedicated to preserving and protecting it.
The Blue Marble magazine and online community
Issue 1 was published on June 22 2012 and has been sent to each of England's around 17,000 Eco-Schools. Stuffed with inspirational articles about sustainability, and packed with handy hints and tips for teachers, The Blue Marble is a terrific teaching tool designed to inspire, engage and excite.
But there’s more. In addition to the bi-monthly magazine there is a fully interactive platform – www.theblue-marble.com – which will become the go-to resource for educators, local authorities, parents and pupils on all matters relating to sustainable education.
With regular blogs from users of all backgrounds, interactive groups, pertinent video content and interesting articles and debates, The Blue Marble platform will encourage participation from all age groups. Online communities can share knowledge and experiences, and there will be plenty of incentives to get involved, in the form of games, apps and competitions.
The platform is due for full launch in September 2012, to coincide with issue 2 of the magazine, which will be focus on food, nutrition and wellbeing – just in time for the new school year!
With expert input from a range of world authority figures and passionate Eco-Schools teachers, you won’t want to miss it.
For more information, visit www.theblue-marble.com
Once you've had a look at The Blue Marble magazine and platform we'd love to know what you think? Send your views and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org