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Conservation comes alive on Viveport with these Earth Day experiences

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Earth Day is a worldwide celebration of our environment, and a movement that calls for action in preserving our planet and its ecosystems. Started in 1970, this global initiative unites efforts from groups everywhere to reaffirm our commitment to preserve and improve our planet for the future. At Vive, we’re committed to supporting content that raises awareness regarding climate change as part of our VR for Impact program.

This Earth Day, we recommend checking out these powerful and awe-inspiring Viveport experiences that illustrate the importance of conservation and how important it is to the beauty of the world we live in. Afterall, there is no Plan(et) B.

The Curse of Palm Oil

This immersive film chronicles the lives of the indigenous people of Peninsular Malaysia and their connection to their forests. Alarming deforestation rates threaten their very way of life, as they rely on it as their source of food, medicine and other vital materials. Experience the sounds and sights of the clash between the natural world of the rainforest with the machines involved with deforestation as this experience hammers home the tragic conflict between the indigenous people and logging companies.

theBlu

An essential and critically acclaimed VR experience, theBlu brings the vibrant world of our oceans to life in the most immersive way possible. Get up close and personal with the denizens of the deep, and interact with them using your Vive wands. This awe inspiring undersea journey will give you a whole new appreciation of our complex and beautiful ecosystem and why we must do everything in our power to preserve it.

Tree

In this award-winning VR experience, you’re transformed into a majestic rainforest tree. Live the life of a vital part of the forest ecosystem from seedling to full growth and feel the impact this important flora has on the environment. Utilizing the immersiveness of virtual reality, Tree helps illustrate the importance of preserving our natural world. Viveport passionately believes in this cause, and funds from paid purchases of Tree are donated to the Rainforest Alliance, an organization dedicated to preserving our forests.

Oil in our Creeks

Oil in our Creeks is a powerful cinematic VR experience that shows the effect of a devastating oil spill in Bodo City, Nigeria. Hand-painted animation fuses with 360 video to show the community’s past and how they’ve been impacted by such a terrible calamity. Having premiered on the Vancouver Film Festival to rave reviews, this immersive VR film will touch your heart and stir you to get involved to help make a difference.

The Disappearing Oasis

Climate change is one of the main causes of many risks to our environment. In The Disappearing Oasis, see first hand its impact in the form of desertification’s effect on the 2 million people living in the fertile regions of Morocco. Follow Halim Sbai as he works tirelessly to inform the world of what is happening, and the local efforts to push back against desertification (including the yearly planting of new palm trees).

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