The Internet is often credited with enabling the planet we live on to be much smaller and accessible. Donella Meadows, adjunct professor of environmental studies at Dartmouth College, published a State of the Village Report in 1990. Reducing the world population to a village of 1000 people was intended to more easily grasp numerical relationships.
Great web design can and should inspire a call to action. In the web design process, we often think in terms of marketing or eCommerce framed in a visual package to stimulate a response to act.
This on-line slide presentation from Miniature Earth is a terrific example of design. Using high-quality, full screen images with text, the presentation is designed to visually inspire, think about, and appreciate the world (or village) we live in.