Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Earth Day 2008: A Call for Climate

Thanks to you, Earth Day 2008 was the biggest yet! From Tokyo to Togo, to our flagship event on the National Mall in Washington, DC and 7 other U.S. cities, we galvanized millions of people around the world behind a Call for Climate, our global warming action theme. Hundreds of millions of people from every corner of the planet raised their voices to urge significant and equitable action on climate change.

Our U.S. events, produced by
Green Apple Festival, included A-list musicians and actors, environmental and community leaders, and dozens of exhibits, gathered more than 250,000 people. Torrential rain didn’t prevent thousands from showing up at the National Mall in Washington, DC and demonstrate their environmental concerns only a couple hundred yards from the Capitol.

And on Earth Day, April 22nd, the US Capitol Switchboard received thousands of calls from every corner of the nation demanding a moratorium on new coal-fired plants, investment in renewable energies, building efficiency and protection for the poor and the middle class in the transition to the new green economy. Outside of the US, citizens called their governments and parliaments with the same demands. If you haven’t called for climate yet, do it right now! You can reach the
US Congress at 202 – 224 – 3121, or check out this list for other countries.

View More of this story at Earth Day 2008


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