Great Green Wall gets a virtual reality story

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Great Green Wall

The Great Green Wall is an African Union-led project, launched in 2008, with the ambitious goal of creating an 8,000km line of plants and trees across the entire African continent.

This Great Green Wall would act as a barrier to halt the spread of the Sahara Desert and provide food, jobs and a future for the millions of people who live in a region on the frontline of climate change.

Once completed, it will be the largest man-made structure on Earth and a new Wonder of the World.

In 2015 the project was highlighted in an engaging Virtual Reality film that can be best viewed using a Google Cardboard enhanced cellphone. It tells the story from the perspective of an eight-year-old child in a village in Senegal, from where many have fled drought and famine, but where there are now signs of improvement, with the prospect of a more secure water supply, food, jobs and peace.


Sustainly says

This is a project of enormous scale, involving 20 partner countries, some of which are expected to face the world’s biggest temperature rises as a result of climate change. Adding a Google Cardboard VR experience helped breathe new life into the project. 


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