CoolPlanet 2009 — It's Cool to Care!

The United Nations recently launched their new campaign: CoolPlanet 2009.

Neuika Coral Reef, New Caledonia, France
The website is the centerpiece of the CoolPlanet 2009 campaign, a year-long European campaign to raise awareness on environmental issues and to mobilize citizens in support of a new climate agreement in Copenhagen later this year.

The United Nations decided to pick Joomla! as underlying content management system. Therefore, they partnered up with Syncleon, in association with RocketTheme and Bulletproof Templates, to take care of the development. While RocketTheme and Bulletproof Templates took care of the template and styling of the website, Syncleon was responsible for the technical challenges and custom development, more specifically the Wall of Events.

User Control Panel on CoolPlanet2009
Users or organizations who will be hosting an event that is related to environmental issues, can register and manage their events, along with media. Interesting side-note, while the website has only been online for ten days, there are already more than 130 events registered!

The Wall of Events is a community oriented, geographical-based Joomla!-powered event calendar. We used Mootools for subtle effects and AJAX.

The Coolplanet2009 website made it possible for the United Nations to scale and manage this campaign. By taking care of the implementation, we try to contribute in the battle against climate change.

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