Many times we get caught up in our every day lives, our concerns, our worries, our troubles, but we forget to think about the larger picture that we are a part of. Sometimes we forget that we are only one small part of the world and there are so many events with their own stories, histories, and culture that are happening simultaneously around the globe at any moment.
One Day on Earth is creating an online archive of over 30,000 hours of footage that were recorded on the same day on Earth. Started in September of 2008, One Day on Earth started with the goal of creating a worldwide media event where thousands of participants would simultaneously film over a 24-hour period.
Over the last two years, One Day on Earth has grown steadily as a grassroots effort of international filmmakers dedicated to documenting the 24-hour period of October 10th, 2010 (10.10.10). In April 2010, prompted by interest from the United Nations and the international educational community, One Day on Earth moved to a social networking platform that could serve as the eventual sharing site for the entire 10.10.10 event.