Looks like great fun wasn’t it?
Initially it felt good taking part in this activity — but will this make a difference? What about a targeted boycott of major products and industries that are major pollutants? Are we willing to take a walk for a day? Campaign for cleaner airplane fuels? Dismantle the military industry? Wait, how is that relevant? You can’t put aside the War on Terror (or was it War and Plunder?) just because of climate change. Forgive the babbling.
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.