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October 24th International Day of Climate Action by Chuck Baclagon

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.

Chuck Baclagon
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GO GREENPEACE!!!!!!
LOVE NATURE AND NATURE WILL LOVE US BACK!!
YOU HAVE OUR PRAYERS!!

Comment by joseph

thank you for you kind words joseph it’s really encouraging 🙂

Comment by Chuck Baclagon

It was a challenge to stop people who were on their way to a party at some bar or restaurant at this “happenings” district of Quezon City. But in about an hour, we had given out hundreds of leaflets. One only had to mention Typhoons Ondoy (Ketsana) and Pepeng (Melor) and we’d get an “aah, ok”. The people understand now. Even the carboys, the tricycle drivers, construction workers that we encountered were now able to relate to climate change. And that’s the great thing about our walk.

What got them curious with our little action was the word “STUPID” on the front board. Then they’d ask questions. We were only too happy to engage them in a conversation about climate change.

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One of the events on October 24th in Christchurch, New Zealand, was “Frocks on Bikes”, a fun way to encourage cycling as a sustainable mode of transport and reduce carbon emmisons. (See 24th October here for more)

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[…] At the workshop, youths learnt basic campaigning skills to become more effective climate change organisers and activists. The workshop also aimed to build the groundwork for a lasting Asian youth climate movement that would continue beyond 24 Oct — the international day of climate action. […]

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