With a series of global voting campaigns, New7Wonders is inspiring and making people more aware of the legacy we are handing on to our children. Through its campaigns, New7Wonders highlights what unites us — as opposed to what separates us — and also emphasizes the importance of caring for what will be left for the next generations.
The Official New 7 Wonders of the World campaign was the first worldwide democratic exercise in mankind’s history. For the first time we (millions of people from all over the world) created Global Memory: 7 things for everyone to remember, and 7 symbols of unity that respect, honour and celebrate the cultural diversity of our planet.
“7 things for everyone to remember, 7 symbols of unity that respect, honour and celebrate our planet’s cultural diversity.” — Bernard Weber
The Official New7Wonders of Nature campaign highlights and celebrated the beauty of our planet, thus fostering greater respect for the earth’s fragile natural equilibrium.
“If we want to save anything, we first need to truly appreciate it.” — Bernard Weber
Because we often only act when we are about to lose something precious that has grown dear to us.
How the New7Wonders movement began
“In the 1990s, when I was working as a filmmaker and when technology switched from analog to digital, the Internet started to become a mass medium and I was looking for a reason to buy my first computer and to use the Internet’s true potential to reach everyone across our planet. So I started to reflect and search for a concept, for a word, a sentence which everyone on this planet could understand and recognize, and therefore would be inspired and encourage to interact with other people around the world.” — Bernard Weber Read more …