Sunday, April 25, 2010

Multiplying the Power of One

The following picture is from the Global Day of Action on October 24, 2009 in Iraq. Thousands of cities around the world rallied on that day for the leaders of the world to create change at the Copenhagen conference. In Vancouver, Cambie Street Bridge was closed down for Bridge to a Cool Planet.


This picture of Ola from Babylon, Iraq was shared by Will Bates of 350.org.  She had worked for weeks to try and convince her friends to join her, but in Iraq, taking action on climate change is a risk that few are willing to take. Ola's was one the smallest actions that day, but one of the most powerful.

And she didn't stop there. Determined to make a difference, Ola overcame even more challenges to go to Copenhagen for the UN climate negotiations in December and call for action on behalf of millions of people in Iraq and around the world.

Unfortunately, politicians in Copenhagen didn't share Ola's bravery and failed to deliver a fair, ambitious and binding international climate treaty steering us towards safety below 350ppm.

However, the fight to create an international climate treaty is not over and next Global Day of Action is being planned for 10/10/10.  Meet-ups around the world are taking place now to start planning. Find a meet-up near you at http://www.350.org/meetup-map.

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