On Sunday October 10, 2010 (10/10/10) there is an extraordinary collaborative effort called One Day on Earth planned to capture stories on one day from around the world. As described by the organizers: “It is a global participatory media project that is documenting today, 10.10.10, in every country of the world.”


The rules for participation are simple, and boil down to this: All content must be shot during the 24-hour period for October 10, 2010, local time. From there, you have a month to submit your video. And this is a big deal… it has support from an “international community of thousands of filmmakers, hundreds of schools, and dozens of non-profits”


This trailer tells the story:

One Day on Earth Participant Trailer from One Day On Earth on Vimeo.


I was made aware of this event just recently and have signed up to participate. And of course, I’m kicking myself for not sharing it with the ESM community as soon as I heard about it!


But it’s not too late! I encourage anyone with the slightest interest to get involved. The only thing that is time sensitive is the actual filming date – there is plenty of time to edit and to take advantage of the community aspects of the project after 10/10/10.


You can learn more and sign up to participate here.

Steve Ritchie

Steve Ritchie

Co-founder at edSocialMedia | The Proof Group

Steve is a co-founder of edSocialMedia and of The Proof Group. He is a former independent school teacher, coach and dorm parent who loves that his jobs keep him in the middle of the school world.