WaterBear, the first interactive streaming platform dedicated to the future of the planet, has launched.
The platform, which officially launched yesterday [1 December 2020] featuring a nine minute video conversation with Prince Harry, is a new free, interactive video-on-demand platform dedicated to supporting life on earth.
WaterBear showcases award-winning documentaries, inspirational original content and live streaming – facilitating awareness, education and action. It aims to facilitate awareness, education and action, with original content inspired by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – encouraging its viewers to take action as they peruse the films on offer.
The streaming service dedicated to the environment has partnerships with over 80 NGOs and over 200 projects, including Greenpeace, Lonely Whale, WWF, Conservation International, Sea Shepherd, Amazon Watch, Circle Economy, Jane Goodall Institute and African Parks amongst others.
Prince Harry, who serves as the President of African Parks, endorsed WaterBear for its active approach to streaming. In the video conversation which features on the WaterBear, Prince Harry said: “For me it’s about putting the dos behind the says, and that is something that WaterBear is going to be doing: capitalising on a community of doers. There’s a lot of people that say, but this is about action.”
Each NGO will showcase their campaigns and stories through a bespoke channel on the platform. Uniquely, WaterBear’s interactive technology enables viewers to watch content while connecting directly to these organisations through the platform’s ‘Take Action’ features.
Viewers can donate directly or get involved with the projects behind the featured films through advocacy or volunteering. They can also book sustainable travel through WaterBear’s travel partner, Intrepid.
Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyle including sustainable and green living. She also offers content services to businesses and individuals at Rosamedea.com