Drones light up NYC sky with Brazil’s Amazon rainforest

September 16, 2023
A thousand drones fly the NYC sky for the Amazon. Photo: YouTube

Wildlife such as jaguars and birds shined down in bright colors in the NYC sky on Friday (15). Global web movement Avaaz sponsored and organized the show with a thousand drones lighting the sky and a message to protect Brazil’s Amazon rainforest.

“This is so critical as Brazil’s president is just about to speak on the world’s largest political stage here. We need to be heard all together”, wrote Avaaz on social media. Indigenous representatives also participated in the event and performed with Brazilian DJ Alok.

The goal is to draw attention to the cause days before President Lula’s speech at the UN. As is tradition, the Brazilian president will make the opening statement of the general assembly, next Tuesday (19).

Tatiana Cesso

As a journalist, I've made it my mission to explore and share stories that inspire, inform, and entertain. You may have stumbled upon my work in esteemed publications such as InStyle, Marie Claire, Bazaar, L’Officiel, and Vogue, among others. Having called the U.S. home since 2010, I've lived in Chicago, LA, and currently, Miami. But my heart always beats to the rhythm of Brazil. It's where I was born and raised, and my love for its culture, people, and energy knows no bounds. To share this passion, I've founded Brazilcore, a platform aimed at bridging the gap between Brazil and English speakers worldwide.

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