Filed under: Life at work, Philippines, Stop climate change | Tags: 350.org, Age of Stupid, greenpeacebuzz, International Day of Climate Action, quezon city, tomas morato
While our leaders continue to talk about what’s “politically possible,” the world continues to warm and precious days go by. The latest science shows that runaway global warming is even closer than we feared. We can’t continue to allow our leaders to sit back and play political games when our future is at stake.
That’s why on October 24th, Greenpeace is joining with 350.org and a broad coalition of groups to participate in an international day of action. Events are already planned in over 100 countries around the world. Some are big, some are small — but every single one of them is absolutely necessary.
As the world braces for 350.org’s International Day of Climate Action Greenpeace activists strolled the streets of Quezon City in sandwich boards sporting back-to-back messages marked as: ‘stupid’ and ‘not stupid,’ a theme that was inspired by the movie The Age of Stupid.
The objective was simple – engage as many people as we can on the issue of climate change and provide them with simple information via the flyers that we are distributing.
Staring at 8PM we strolled along the streets of one of Quezon City’s premiere night spots Tomas Morato, the archetypal venue for Friday night partygoers. As we strolled along the busy streets leafleting to passersby, motorists we even ended up in some of the place’s more prominent landmarks like the Big Brother house and the ABS-CBN complex.
Our activity is but a single contribution to the movement that will be taking action on the 24th. Now more than ever, we need world leaders to act to stop global warming, and they need to hear from YOU and everyone you know. We need thousands of marches, rallies, and vigils worldwide. The events that will unfold on October 24th will be part of the international cry for world leaders to do what it takes to stop global warming.
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