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H&L Diaries | Day 2 Chapter 2: The Little Ones with the Big Elephants by Chuck Baclagon

©Greenpeace/Albert LozadaThe second day was a big day for the Chang(e) Caravan project.  In the morning, we marched from the entrance of Ancient Siam to the ’Bench of Public Appeals’.  Before the long march, a small ceremonial activity was done with one of the elephants, Tong Dang, along with his mahout, to pay respect to the holy figures located in the entrance of Ancient Siam.

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Stupid is what stupid does… by Chuck Baclagon


Yesterday night, as part of the Chang[e] Caravan, we hosted the premier screening of Age of Stupid in Bangkok.  The movie is set in a bleak dystopian future because the leaders of today failed to act.
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Wake up call… by Chuck Baclagon
September 23, 2009, 9:08 am
Filed under: Philippines, Stop climate change | Tags: , , , , ,
Pete Postlethwaite as an old man living in the devastated world of 2055, watching 'archive' footage from 2008 and asking: why didn't we stop climate change while we had the chance?

Pete Postlethwaite as an old man living in the devastated world of 2055, watching 'archive' footage from 2008 and asking: why didn't we stop climate change while we had the chance?

“We could have saved ourselves, but we didn’t. It’s amazing. What state of mind were we in, to face extinction and simply shrug it off?”

These were the words that reverberated in my mind in the darkness of the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Tanghalang Manuel Conde.

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All eyes on Obama by Chuck Baclagon

For the last few days at the Chang[e] Caravan, our eyes and ears have been partly focused on the special session on climate change during the UN General Assembly yesterday.

We’ve put out two stories about climate vulnerable communities that we and the elephants have visited here in the central plains of Thailand, still calling on world leaders, particularly US President Obama, to act.
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Obama to attend the Copenhagen Summit(!)… by Chuck Baclagon

We hope so…

Faux-bama, Ilhan Anas, an Indonesian look-alike of United States President Barack Obama, holds a poster of the Greenpeace Chang(e) Caravan after delivering a speech in front of the US Embassy declaring that he will end the climate crisis. Continue reading



Isa and the Chang[e] Caravan petition by Chuck Baclagon
September 18, 2009, 8:00 am
Filed under: Change Caravan, Stop climate change, Thailand | Tags: , , , , ,

_MG_4174-websize Isa (Wiriya) is our cheerfully tireless media officer in the Bangkok office.  Here she’s going beyond duty to help distribute the brochures which contain the petition we’re running for the Chang[e] Caravan.

The people we’ve met along the way have been all too happy to support our Caravan.  We’ve passed houses, stores and establishments – communities – who have given us and the elephants water, corn, sugar cane, candies and juice, and a place to rest our weary feet.
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Meet Tui by Chuck Baclagon

Meet Tui (Sataporn Thongma), our fantastic photographer. That’s him behind Jeeb holding the banner. Chang-13Sept09-websize-0014

You’d never guess, but Tui is also our IT guy here in the Greenpeace Bangkok office.

Tui has been capturing all the beautiful moments from the Caravan and we’ll miss him when he has to return to Bangkok and go back being the techie…..

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