Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Stop TTIP

Today (October 15th 2014) MEPs protested peacefully outside the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership's (known as TTIP) 'Reading Room' in the European Parliament to highlight the huge lack of transparency the current TTIP negotiations have; see photos below.  

We should be encouraged that MEPs are doing this but also terrified that those elected to represent us are not allowed to participate; that is not democracy. 

If you don't know what TTIP is please see this previous blog post with a short video.

If you haven't already please sign the self-organised European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) against TTIP and CETA petition (it is available in each EU language): www.stop-ttip.org or click here. They have 616,676 signatures so far and need 1,000,000.




Friday, October 10, 2014

Re-posting: Greenpeace

Great news to kick start the weekend! 

BREAKING: LEGO just announced it will NOT renew its contract with Arctic destroyer Shell. PLEASE SHARE to spread the word! 

This is a massive victory for the million people globally who called on LEGO to stop helping Shell look like a caring company – rather than a driller intent on exploiting the melting Arctic for more oil.

But Shell still wants to drill in Alaska in 2015, and it's up to us to protect the Arctic. Please SHARE to grow our movement and our strength! 

For more information and to sign petition please click here

Monday, September 22, 2014

People's Climate March 21.09.14

Great turn out in Edinburgh for the People's Climate March ahead of the UN World Summit on Climate Change to be held in New York on Tuesday 23rd September 2014.  Here are a few of my photos from the day - #PeopleClimate. If you missed the march, don't worry there is still action you can take, just scroll down after the photos.



On the Royal Mile


On North Bridge

Ralley on The Mound
On Tuesday, more world leaders will gather in New York to talk about climate action than have ever been assembled before -- 125 heads of state. They’ll be gathering with the knowledge that more people than ever are demanding action, not just words, and that their political future is on the line -- as well as the future of the planet.

We have a plan to bring that message to the top leadership of the UN inside Tuesday’s summit, with a hand-delivered message to top UN climate negotiators. If you stand with the hundreds of thousands of people who marched today around the world, you can tell world leaders that we mean business: act.350.org/letter/ready-for-action/

Today people from the communities where fossil fuels are dug up marched alongside people who live where they are burned. Thousands of workers, the people who stand ready to build a clean, renewable energy system, walked alongside indigenous communities that are already leading with their own climate solutions.

The ripples of the People’s Climate Mobilization are already spreading. A people’s summit outlining the path to a just transition away from fossil fuels starts today, and actions targeting corporate polluters in New York are ramping up.

With your help those ripples can spread further, and strengthen -- and on Tuesday, hopefully help rock world leaders into action, where they have only offered words before.

I want you to take a moment to appreciate the importance of what happened today. We are mobilising at the scale that science and justice demand, and it is beautiful in a way we could not have imagined.

Now our work continues -- and stronger than ever.
With hope,
Eduardo, Hoda, Mahir, Payal, and Will for the whole 350.org team