Global Wake-Up Call

Today I called President Jacob Zuma’s Office – yep, I did! – as part of the international action called the Global Wake-Up Call, asking leaders to commit to go to the Copenhagen climate meeting in December and agree on a global climate deal that is FAIR, AMBITIOUS and BINDING (“FAB”)

Hey, it wasn’t that hard to gather up courage to get hold of a political leader — or at least the switchboard/secretary… ok, grim thoughts going to the laughing bin.

The staff at the Water and Environmental Ministry seemed more clued up though – thankfully – and said they welcomed this campaign.

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Jim Pascual Agustin writes and translates poetry. Sometimes he tries his hand at essays and stories. In 2011 the University of Santo Tomas Publishing House in Manila released BAHA-BAHAGDANG KARUPUKAN (poems in Filipino) and ALIEN TO ANY SKIN (poems in English). The same publisher released his most recent poetry collections SOUND BEFORE WATER and KALMOT NG PUSA SA TAGILIRAN. In 2015 a new poetry collection in English, A THOUSAND EYES was released. His first collection of short stories in Filipino, SANGA SA BASANG LUPA, was released in 2016. UK publisher The Onslaught Press launches his latest poetry collection, WINGS OF SMOKE, worldwide in February 2017. View all posts by matangmanok

One response to “Global Wake-Up Call

  • Jie-Shi

    Hey mate,

    I missed this one. Then again maybe it was a good thing. Don’t think I would have the courage to even talk to the PA of the President. I think I would not have known what to say…elegantly that is. But I am glad that you made that call…haha

    But you could add the contact numbers for those who want to keep the pressure going…

    President Jacob Zuma
    (+27) 012-300 5200 (+27) 021 – 464 2100

    President Assistant Private Secretary
    (+27) 012-300 5226 / (+27) 021-464 2174/2181

    Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs Ms Buyelwa Patience Sonjica
    (+27) 012-336 8733 / (+27) 021-464 1500

    Later hey, J

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