Ahead of COP26 – a new series has been airing on Sky Kids; one that aims to help children understand climate change.
The new 15-episode series Obki follows a loveable underwater alien on a mission to save planet Earth, aided by his futuristic sidekick, the Orb.
Aimed at children aged between five and nine, the two-minute episodes explore environmental topics in an entertaining way, while "showing how our delicate ecosystem affects all those who call planet Earth their home".
This series is a collaboration with Sky Zero – Sky’s campaign to be net zero carbon by 2030 – by using its content and channels to raise awareness of the climate crisis and inspire viewers with actions they can take to protect the planet.
Obki scooped the highly contested One Step Greener Ambassadorship, voted for by the British public and its creators were invited to 10 Downing Street on Thursday for the episode to be showcased in a Cop26 Cultural reception.
The first Obki episode Switch It Up will be showcased to 190 world leaders at COP26 on November 7.
Who is behind Obki?
The award winning animator Simone Giampaolo and Obki founder Amanda Evans collectively have 40 years’ experience in the animation industry and have been recognised as the most inspiring, innovative and ground-breaking members of the animation sector.
Giampaolo believes film can be a powerful storytelling tool to educate people on the importance of nature and protecting the environment.
Evans was originally inspired to create Obki by her passion for open water swimming and seeing the effect the environment was having on the sea, she wanted to engage with kids.
Evans said: “The One Step Greener campaign encourages people to take actions that have a positive impact on our environment.
There are simple steps we can all take every day to make life more sustainable and they all add up. We are proud to be chosen as a COP26 ambassador.
The loveable and fun persona of Obki has clearly resonated with the British public and we are so happy to lead the One Step Greener chain to encourage and inspire children around the world to go #OneStepGreener for the environment.
"We are looking forward to taking Obki’s message across the world.”