Lawrence Cornes bloomtrigger's illustrator sketching away
Last week bloomtrigger hosted its very first event 'Creating a bloomtrigger! Digital rainforest conservation'. This event took place as part of Internet Week Europe 2011 at Hub Westminster in the heart of London. It was an opportunity to showcase how 'the bloomtrigger project' is a simple, affordabe and creative way for people to protect rainforest.
Guests were welcomed in by Boris 'Bo' Jr. (bloomtrigger's gorilla ambassador), who ensured everyone had ample refreshments from the bar that was generously provided by Rocketseed our event sponsor. After everyone was sitting comfortably the evening kicked off with a volunteer being selected from the audience to be sketched by bloomtrigger illustrator Lawrence Cornes. While the illustrator quietly got to work, James Sutton the founder of the bloomtrigger project shared some of his insights on deforestation, climate change and of course the bloomtrigger project, though perhaps less anticipated a short rant about Justin Bieber! This was quickly followed by a talk from Quinn Meyer director of the CREES Foundation about his recent return from the forestry community in Peru. With lightening speed the illustrator finished up his sketch just in time for our volunteer to sign up to the bloomtrigger project and plant a 'bloom' (his new profile sketch) on to the map to help protect a patch of Peruvian rainforest. A live demonstration of digital rainforest conservation, thankfully without any fatal technical hitches.
The evening rounded up with participants taking part in a drawing competition, picking up the brightly coloured pastels and crayons scattered around the tables to sketch or in some cases scribble their own wonderful profile drawings.
As this was a somewhat experimental event to explore the possibilities of digital rainforest conservation, we really appreciate everyone who turned up to get involved. As individuals we each only play our own small role, but together we are pioneering this new model of rainforest conservation one step at a time.
If you missed this event but would still like to become a pioneer of digital rainforest conservation with the bloomtrigger project then you are in luck, click here to visit Rocketseeds bloomtrigger profile and claim a free bloom from them.
Check out the photographs taken from the event displayed on bloomtrigger Facebook page by clicking the images below.