Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Fasting for the Future

Copenhagen. Heaven only knows what deal world leaders are going to pull out of their hats on Friday when they wrap up the Climate Conference in Copenhagen. Negotiations up until now have been in shambles and protests are raging in the streets. Canada’s squeaky clean image is tarnished with tar sands muck, and leaked Cabinet documents inform us that Canada is considering giving oil and gas companies a bigger break on greenhouse gas emissions than originally planned.

It’s bleak out there, but the night is always the darkest right before dawn.

Answering a call by, Jane and I are joining thousands in a world-wide fast on Thursday, in solidarity with those fasting in Copenhagen. We urge leaders to take a moral stand on climate change and to chart a sustainable future for our children. A 24-hour fast will be a first for me. Follow my experience at:

Pressure is mounting for a fair, ambitious and binding climate treaty. A legally binding document will not take shape this Friday, but some significant direction could very well. Too much is at stake. Too too much. There is much that you can do.

Sign the AVAAZ petition

Join the fast – Before you do, read the medical information on fasting.

If you can, visit your federal representative’s office to let them know that you are fasting for a fair, ambitious and binding treaty on climate change. At least call and tell them.

Whether fasting is in the cards or not for you, you can do something ridiculously easy and effective. Call - that’s right - call the Prime Minister (if you’re in the US, call your Congressperson). Tell the person fielding the calls:
  • Your name and where you live.
  • That you want your government to commit to science-based emissions targets, and to take a lead on climate change.
  • You want your country to transition to a sustainable, low-carbon economy. This will not only clean the air, it will diversify our economy and create a plethora of green-collar jobs.
This is how easy calling the PM is:

Keep up the pressure!

In the News

A Call For Compromise At The Copenhagen Summit

Poor And Emerging States Stall Climate Negotiations

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