Join DEC 12 World Vigil for CLIMATE CHANGE....Let your Little Light Shine!

Join DEC 12 World Vigil for CLIMATE CHANGE....Let your Little Light Shine!

    1. Lee Dorsey
    2. Petition by

      Lee Dorsey

      Chico, United States


It takes just 3 minutes - simply add a location to the global map: 

Click to register a climate vigil.

This is a time to step up. Next month world leaders gather in Copenhagen to thrash out a new global climate agreement. The outcome will only be so bold as we demand - and it could be as dismal as we allow

The biggest threat? That among the politicking and bureaucracy, the world forgets what's at stake. 

So here's the plan: in the middle of the negotiations, candlelight vigils in every corner of the planet to put real human faces on the need for a real climate deal. It will be the world's largest ever global day of climate action - and one world leaders and media can't miss. 

To get started simply pick a good local vigil location nearby and register it on the global map. From there it's dead easy - just bring some candles and pass out the short provided message for people to take turns reading. It takes less than an hour to organise - and Avaaz members in your area will be invited to attend. 

This is a time to step up - let's rise to the occasion. 

We're just weeks away from what is truly the most important moment yet in the world's response to climate change. We do not expect, nor do we accept, anything less than what is needed to save our planet. 

Here’s how every event will make a difference

National pressure - in global negotiations every country makes a difference, for better or for worse. The problem is most of the time international negotiations aren’t closely followed at home - but having local events will show leaders in United States of America that this time we’re watching keenly, with the power of a coordinated international movement to name and shame those countries that hold up progress. 

World media - creating a world media story takes a world in action. We need to show journalists that this is more than just another protest: it’s a global coordinated day of action on a massive scale. We have demonstrated that this works -- our Global Wake Up Call and the 350 day of action both generated huge global press coverage earlier this year. Now, in the middle of the Copenhagen talks, the media moment is even bigger. Thousands of vigils around the planet will give this day of action the scale we need to make an even bigger global media impact. 

Photographic evidence- Photos of every vigil from around the world will be printed and delivered to negotiators and world leaders in Copenhagen - they are evidence that people around the world have the very same ambitious goal for our planet: a real climate deal. All action photos will be also be posted on the internet for millions of Avaaz members to see and distributed to the global media. 

This is a time to step up - let's all of us seize the opportunity:

Thanks for all that you do, 
Ricken, Ben, Taren, Iain, Sam, Alice, Milena, Paul, Luis, Julius, Lisa and the whole Avaaz team.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Susy Grenier PARIS, FRANCE
      • over 4 years ago

      When there's a limit for the action to be taken, here the 12th december please include it in your action so people don't waste time signing the pledge when's it's over !

    • A H
      • over 4 years ago

      I think that we have a very unhealthy approach to our relationship to our planet. We generally interact with it as if it is ours to consume and dispose of rather than partake and share in.

    • james m nordlund FARGO, ND
      • over 4 years ago

      We need to negate the resurgent republican conspiracy theorist assertions that "we don't have to worry about the ice cubes melting, nor, the holes in the clouds"! "...There's a beacon in the sky, meant to catch your eye...", sung by Happy Rhodes. Concentration on solar energy, no non-renewable energy resources and no nuclear, is what's needed. We can't ignore reality, must prevent the point at which ecological destruction becomes irreversible, and humanity and large mammals are extinct, now, in the future; if not you, then who, now, then when, here, where, this, what? Thanx. Goodbye.    reality

    • Ron. Price PASADENA, TX
      • over 4 years ago

      I will have a sign on 12-12-09 in Houston Texas,,and got a pitcure with it in front of the Pasadena Texas court house,,being alone(unless some one else will come)I will not sty long at either location

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      • over 4 years ago

      Reply from AVAAZ re letting them know this was posted here.


      Merci! Thank you! Gracias! Danke! Obrigado! Dank u! Re: Dec 12 - save the date, save the planet



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