The Journey

This blog traces the journey of a sky lantern across the world, on its way to Rio+20 ( On its way, it stops in different countries to tell the story of local sustainable livelihoods and collect messages to be sent to the Earth Summit Rio+20.

On February 10, 2012, Andre Leu, an Australian organic farmer and President of IFOAM, and the Mayor of Bonn, Jürgen Nimptsch started this virtual global journey just outside of IFOAM’s head-office. From there, it will travel to forty different locations across the world – symbolizing IFOAM’s forty year’s of existence and the rich diversity of the organic world – to collect the testimonies and messages of those who, in a number of different ways, pursue their livelihoods sustainably.