Help Tell Your City's Story with One Day on Earth for Their Massive 24-Hour Filming Campaign

On October 10, 2010 (10/10/10), One Day on Earth managed to organize an event that, for the first time in history, resulted in the creation of media with participants in every country of the world within the same day. They've decided to start another 24-hour filming campaign, called "Your Day, Your City, Your Future" this time in an effort to open up the discussion on what it's like to live in certain U.S. cities, and the futures locals want for their communities -- and One Day on Earth wants you to participate by producing media that will not only be available on an interactive, geo-tagged archive, but a documentary TV series on the future of the American city as well. The shooting date is coming up fast (April 26th), so continue on to find out how you can be a part of this collaborative initiative.

One Day on Earth is inviting filmmakers, non-profits, or simply anyone who's interested, to share their stories and add their perspective on the current state of their respective cities -- the unique quirks, local beauty, and daily challenges that locals face -- in an effort to amass thousands of hours of content, which will be available to view in a geo-tagged archive, as well as on a 3-part series aimed at PBS affiliates.

Here's what One Day on Earth says about the project:

Working with a growing network of nonprofits, entrepreneurs, academics and a vast creative network (over 35,000 media creators), the YOUR DAY. YOUR CITY. YOUR FUTURE. 24-hour filming campaign ignites a collaborative effort to communicate topics related to our cities’ cultures and futures. The project uses tried-and-true methods of community building to inspire a network of doers. It builds relationships and conversations, while creating a valuable archive of media for continued use and education. The goal is not only to inform, but also to unite.

As of right now, the initiative is launching in 11 major U.S. cities: Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Denver, Los Angeles, the Lower Rio Grande Valley, New Orleans, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, and Twin Cities. Those interested in participating need only select a city and fill out the form. If your city is not listed, don't fret! You can request that a producer from their team get in touch with you in order to bring Your Day, Your City, Your Future to your community.

To get a better understanding on what the project looks like in each city, here are a few videos from the aforementioned locales.

If you're interested in learning more about Your Day, Your City, Your Future head on over to their website.


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Pretty neat concept. Makes me want to go out and appreciate the city I live in. Too bad its raining.

April 4, 2014 at 6:39AM, Edited September 4, 8:56AM


One Day On Earth should no longer be part of the title. Should be One Small Slice Of Earth, the rest of the planet watches ;0)

April 4, 2014 at 12:21PM, Edited September 4, 8:56AM


Only the USA?

Perhaps the rest of the world should do a project for all cities in other countries EXCEPT the USA; perhaps even call it 'One Day On the Majority of Earth.'

April 4, 2014 at 3:22PM, Edited September 4, 8:56AM


It should be called One Day in USA. Remember: The world is bigger than just USA

April 8, 2014 at 3:00PM, Edited September 4, 8:56AM


I live in regional Australia and it would be great to include our stories too as we are facing a changing and uncertain future over here too.

April 8, 2014 at 4:05PM, Edited September 4, 8:56AM


I agree, don't call it One Day on Earth if it's limited to the USA. And a question...all the great footage that will be captured and turned into a series...umm...someone is making money on this, right? Except the shooters...right? Everyone, please send me your very best footage. I'll use it in my next production and put your name in the credits. Just sayin'

April 8, 2014 at 5:49PM, Edited September 4, 8:56AM


Was quite excited about this till i read further than the title. To echo other sentiments... Perhaps you should omit the word 'Earth' from that title. The USA does not make up the entire planet Earth. Inthe words of Eddie Izzard 'Do you know there are other countries?'

April 8, 2014 at 11:22PM, Edited September 4, 8:56AM

Gillian Hunter

How about calling it 'One Country on Earth'. I know the Americans have the World Series in baseball which has nothing to do with the rest of the world but come on guys be serious.

April 9, 2014 at 1:05AM, Edited September 4, 8:56AM


Come on, people. One Day on Earth is their name. I can't change their name nor the country they've decided to conduct this massive collection of media. I can, however, try to change the topic and talk about how cool the initiative is, especially if it were done all over the world…a world of which I'm well aware is much bigger than the country I live in.

April 9, 2014 at 1:18AM, Edited September 4, 8:56AM

V Renée
Content Manager at Coverfly

Oh it's their name...that'll teach me for not reading the article properly! We Brits are soooo up-tite!

April 9, 2014 at 6:40AM, Edited September 4, 8:56AM


great project, how can we do the chicago version? I know we can organize something interesting in our city, not sure why it isn't one of the featured cities already?

April 9, 2014 at 7:45AM, Edited September 4, 8:56AM


This initiative is interesting but definitely self-centered, which unfortunately is a pending subject (for way too long) for the US people (-> actively trying to avoid the ludicrous 'Americans' that pretty much denies the existence of the rest of the continent). The future of no country or city in the world is detached from globalisation and with the rise of Asiatic economies, the US are soon to be second best after only a few decades of hegemony, just a speck in historical terms really. This project seems to have missed a basic point right from the start by focusing on US cities only. You (US film-makers) are one of the strongest creative forces of your nation, but you will always struggle to bring anything of real value to the table unless you change hard this narrow perspective.

April 18, 2014 at 1:36AM, Edited September 4, 8:56AM

E Rovira