Friday, October 23, 2009

C-Day: Fill the Hill. Help make climate change history

I am helping to organize Canada’s largest climate action rally this Saturday from noon to 4pm. The days leading up to the campaign have been exhausting and exhilarating. Well worth the effort! Thousands are heeding the call and making the trek to Ottawa via carpooling and charted bus. Jane and I are going up in a Toyota Prius thanks to AutoShare, taking with us Gracen Johnson, the Founder of C-Day, and Hilary Best, our publicist.

What’s the big deal? – World leaders are convening in Copenhagen this December to decide on the future of our species. They will set targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Will these targets meet those set by scientists to stave off runaway global warming? The Canadian government’s targets fall far short of what is required.

The stakes are incredibly high. That’s why is assembling thousands of events worldwide that day, asking all leaders for a fair, binding and ambitious treaty in Copenhagen.

What you can do

Join us on the Hill
If you can join us on Parliament Hill on Saturday, great! Click the following for C-Day: Fill the Hill Program of Activities

Join one of thousands of events happening Saturday
Simply visit to find a climate action rally in your community.

Sign KYOTOplus and Fill Politicians’ Email Boxes
This is critical. If there is only one thing you can do, communicate to your elected representatives your desire for a fair, ambitious and binding treaty in Copenhagen. It will take you only seconds to do.

KYOTOplus has made it easier for us to do so. There are two steps:

1. Please sign the KYOTOplus petition if you have not done so already and then ask your friends and family to do so.
Sign the Petition

2. Ask your MP to support KYOTOplus by taking the Pledge, which calls on Canada to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 25 per cent from 1990 levels by 2020. International climate scientists say cuts of at least 25 per cent are needed NOW.

Click here to find out if your MP has taken the pledge. If so, thank them. If not, ask them to do so.

Want to do more?
Interested in writing a letter to your MP, the Minister of the Environment and/or the Prime Minister, visit Writing to Elected Officials 101 for helpful tips.

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