Thursday, November 19, 2009
Another International Day of Climate Action -- Weekend of December 11 - 13
photo: Christie, Dave & I @ 350.org's October 24th International Day of Climate Action @ San Francisco's Ferry Building.
TckTckTck is working closely with partners Avaaz, 350.org, World Wildlife Fund, Oxfam, and Greenpeace to organize a weekend of international climate actions from Friday December 11th - Sunday, December 13th. This is timed so that it falls right in the middle of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, which will take place from December 7th to the 18th.
This weekend of action will be called the World Wants a Real Deal . People all over the planet are demanding a binding global climate agreement guided by the latest science and built upon principles of justice and equity.
Around the world on Friday and Saturday night people will gather to light lanterns or candles, in solemn solidarity with the citizens of those nations who will be first to face the challenges to their very survival. Some of the planned candlelight vigils will take place at iconic places in communities all over the world. Others will be outside American consulates and embassies, and at senators' offices throughout the United States.
The candles we will light are candles of hope.
To volunteer to host or attend a candlelight vigil, visit 350.org's site.
There will be big rallies on Saturday in many cities, and on Sunday communities of faith the world over will ring church bells, beat drums, blow horns -- all 350 times.
December 12th events will also include public "signature walls."
To volunteer to organize a December 12th event in your community visit the TckTckTck site or the AAVZ site.