Greenpeace Southeast Asia

Too much work, not enough people by Jenny Tuazon
October 1, 2009, 5:50 am
Filed under: Direct Dialogue, Greenpeace, Philippines | Tags: , ,

Direct Dialogue CampaignersSince 2005, Greenpeace has been campaigning against environmental destruction and degradation through the Direct Dialogue Program here in the Philippines. Greenpeace booths usually located within malls are venues for us to talk to people about current environmental issues, discuss actions which the organization has undertaken (to address these problems) and to propose solutions which individuals – ordinary juans and marias can do for our helplessly abused planet. Direct Dialogue Campaigners serve as our frontliners to give this kind of awareness to the public and invite them to get involved by signing up as members and supporters, thus help us continue the work that we do.

Up until this point, many have joined us in this endeavour but there is still much work to be done. The advocacy for the environment here in our country does not seem as evident as it should be given that the Philippines is one of the most vulnerable and least prepared countries that is and will be affected by environmental problems (especially by climate change being one of the biggest problem the whole planet is facing today). People are often occupied by what is most immediate to their needs that may actually be just wants – the desire for material things, comfort and luxury. Not that there is anything wrong with this especially when people can afford to indulge in them, but somehow one cannot help but challenge this especially when we also have and need to give more attention to the very life sustaining us, our planet.

The question is – are you one of those people who can help us? Is your spirit and passion strong enough to help us put a spotlight on our abused planet? If so, be part of the Direct Dialogue Program of Greenpeace and become a Direct Dialogue Campaigner and Fundraiser. Leave your expectations behind and equip yourself only with the idea that the planet is your primary concern. “What will I do?” “When will I do it?” I think that it’s got to be something significant and it should be done now. This is your chance to be part of Greenpeace as well as take part in our efforts that is essentially for every single person and living being in and will be part of our planet.

Every significant act and idea usually starts out pretty small, but isn’t it that with passion and the right fuel, every person can make it bigger and better? Think about it…

Why do we need your support?

Greenpeace is an independent global campaigning organization that acts to change attitudes and behavior, to protect and conserve the environment and to promote peace.

We do not accept funding from governments or corporations; instead we rely on the goodwill and generosity of people like you to continue our work. This ensures we’re in the best position to take action and confront people and organizations that are destroying our environment.

With support from individuals, we work to prevent catastrophic climate change and build an energy revolution; to preserve clean water sources; to keep genetically engineered ingredients out of our food and to create a peaceful and nuclear-free future.

How does Greenpeace raise money?

The Greenpeace direct dialogue team is the frontline of our frundraising efforts. You may have seen our “Frontliners” in a shopping center or mall close to you.

Frontliners are crucial to our financial independence. They recruit thousands of new financial supporters to Greenpeace every year and educate countless more about environmental issues.

Want to work for Greenpeace as a Frontliner?

Mitch Rosal

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