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#GivingTuesday December 1, 2020

The World Listening Project’s signature initiative, World Listening Day, was established in 2010 as an international day of awareness for the burgeoning and diversifying interests in our changing acoustic environment through local and online activities.  The date, July 18, honors the renowned Canadian...

Support World Listening Project on GivingTuesday

logoDear friends and colleagues,

Today, Tuesday, December 3rd is #GivingTuesday, an international celebration of generosity and the support of nonprofits through crowdsourced philanthropy. The 24-hour online fundraising event helps nonprofits like the World Listening Project appeal to people who make charitable gifts at the end of each calendar year, as in some nations like the USA, such donations are tax deductible.

What does the volunteer run World Listening Project need its funds for? Financial support helps us better and more equitably serve our mission of fostering understanding of the world and its natural environment, societies and cultures through the practices of listening and field recording. Among other things, primary costs include:

  • Maintaining a website and the WLP’s online presence.
  • Conducting public workshops, forums, and lectures.
  • Participating in exhibitions, symposiums, and festivals.
  • Design, marketing and communications services to promote activities on and stories about World Listening Day
  • State fees associated with maintaining nonprofit status.
  • Video conferencing app fees (Zoom).

The World Listening Project is asking for your fiscal support as well as your help sharing our campaign on Facebook or other platforms. Please consider donating a gift of even $5 to $10, more if you can. Gifts of all sizes truly do help us with our modest expenses. Our success in crowdsourced fundraising can signal to larger foundation and government grantmakers that a wide audience finds the WLP forums and network valuable and worthy of support.  

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Statement On Seismic Testing

On Ocean Seismic Testing   The World Listening Project is concerned with connections between listening and soundscapes, and supports creative and civic-minded actions that affirm and protect our natural environment and its sounds. Seismic testing in the ocean kills marine...

Listening to the ground event

World Listening Day 2017: Listening to the Ground

You are invited to participate in World Listening Day 2017, an annual global event held on July 18.

This year’s theme is “Listening to the Ground”

“Sometimes we walk on the ground, sometimes on sidewalks or asphalt, or other surfaces. Can we find ground to walk on and can we listen for the sound or sounds of ground? Are we losing ground? Can we find new ground by listening for it?”—Pauline Oliveros (1932-2016)

In addition to this year’s theme, WLD 2017 reflects and honors the life and legacy of Pauline Oliveros, who died at age 84 on 26 November 2016.

Dozens of organizations and thousands of people from six continents have participated in World Listening Day since its inception in 2010. Help share and grow participation in this annual event by adding your information to our online form:

Use hashtag #WLD2017 to connect our global community across social media.