Postcards to Paris : Send your views to #COP21
By rob hopkins 5th November 2015
Do you want to send your views to the Global Climate Conference in Paris, COP21? At COP21, world leaders will try and agree on how to stop dangerous global warming caused by human activity. They are trying to get agreement to reduce carbon emissions to limit the global temperature increase to 2 degrees Celsius.
As part of “Sustainable St Albans Week”, Transition St Albans (TSA) are personally delivering 2000 Postcards to Paris with messages from local people to the UK delegation at the Global Climate Change conference. They would love other UK Transition Towns to join in too.
St Albans District schoolchildren are writing 1,000 cards and local residents are completing another 1000. The cards are going to be taken to Paris by a volunteer and handed to the UK delegation, led by Amber Rudd MP.
Would you like your Transition Town to join in with Postcards to Paris?
Transition St Albans have room to take a few cards from other Transition Towns around the country, so we can show that these issues affect communities around the UK. It’s a chance to show we care. If you want to join in, you need to complete your postcards (maximum 10 per Transition initiative) and get them to St Albans before November 21st. (If you want to join in on a bigger scale, that would be great too, but you will need to transport the cards a different way. TSA only have room for a few in their suitcase!)
Step 1: Find 5-10 people from your Transition Town to write a message on a postcard.
Ask your steering group, or most active volunteers, whether they want to take part. All they will need to do is write a postcard and get it back to you. Get any postcards you have around the house, or print out some of Transition St Albans special Postcards to Paris from their website http://sustainablestalbans.org/publicity/.
Step 2: Get your volunteers to write their messages.
On the back of the postcard, write a message to the UK representative at the Global Climate Conference. You might want to start: ‘I care about the climate because…’ or ‘Please act NOW to stop climate change because…’
Step 3: Address the card, and add your name & address.
TSA will take all the cards to Paris, so just address it to ‘Amber Rudd MP, Paris Climate Change Summit, Paris’. Put your name and address at the bottom.
Step 4: Get the cards back to Transition St Albans by Nov 21st
Send the cards from your Transition Town to Transition St Albans c/o 80 Beaumont Avenue, St Albans, AL1 4TP.
For more information on Sustainable St Albans Week, click here.