Message from Lucy
Last Updated: 17 August 2009
Second message from Lucy
A new message from Lucy to Sign On Supporters
including a new photo of Lucy with orange/red hair. We've seen Lucy with
black, brown, red, blond and now orange/red. Lucy had to rush from the
set of Spartacus to the meeting...with wig and all.
A huge thank-you to everyone who came along to the
Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin target consultations in
the past few days. Hundreds have turned up at each meeting.
If you've been unable to attend your local meeting, please submit a
short statement via the Sign On website, which we'll display to
Environment Minister, Nick Smith in a public way. You can also attend
the "online" consultation meeting on Monday 20th July (details below).
I had to rush to the Auckland meeting straight from work on set, wig and
all. I was glad to be there. It was fascinating, frustrating and
dramatic. I highly recommend it as a night out!
To Nick Smith, we delivered a very strong message that a 40% carbon
reduction by 2020 is the only acceptable goal. This is in line with what
scientists are now telling us is the minimum target for staving off
For about 40 minutes Dr Smith was reasonably impressive with his
presentation and bar graphs and then he dropped what for me was a
clanger. He responded to one question that no, he would not oppose
digging up Happy Valley in order to sell coal to India because, let's
face it, they'd just get it from somewhere else! I am paraphrasing but
that was the gist of it.
It seems that this government does have a moral compass. And on it
Business points North. Thus, it is VITAL that as many business people as
possible impress upon our minister and our international negotiators,
Tim Groser and Adrian Macey, the opportunities that green business
models will afford us. Tell us your success stories.
Tell them what degradation of the environment and climate will cost your
And tell your friends. We need all hands on deck. If Germany and
Scotland can set emission reduction goals of 40% and 42%, we can too.
We have a great deal of know how. What we lack presently is political
will and policy. Let's give our Prime Minister the mandate to seek the
necessary 40% reduction by 2020.
No one ever won gold by setting the bar at a comfortable height.
We can do this!
PS - here are the details of the online target consultation on Monday
Visit http://www.r2.co.nz/20090720 from 7.30pm on Monday 20th July for an
online video conference with Environment Minister, Nick Smith. Questions
can be submitted in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org
Government climate change target online
TAKE ACTION: Couldn't make it to the meeting?
If you couldn't make it to the meeting you can still submit a short
statement via the Sign On website.
Just got this update email from Greenpeace Sign
On Campaign from Lucy thanking all the Sign On Supporters:
for speaking up and Signing On.
We have to tell our government the financial recession is not an excuse
to do nothing.
In the next two weeks we've got a chance to do exactly that - at public
consultation meetings over New Zealand's climate change target. Please
turn up to make your voice heard, I will be.
The catastrophe of global warming will make the recession look like a
sour little joke. Clearly, something has to change. Nobody ever went out
of business by adapting to the times.
John Key must carry our message to Copenhagen this December - that we
care desperately about the health of this planet.
There are brilliant minds in science, engineering and agriculture who
know how to reduce our contribution to climate change.
Let's not waste time and knowledge. The Earth has been so good to us.
What have we done for her lately?
Put it in your diary and don't forget to join other Sign On supporters
at the public meeting in your region.
This is our chance to talk directly to Government ministers. Let's send
them a clear message - 40% by 2020. Details below.
Government climate change target consultation meetings
Monday 6 July, 7.30 - 9.30 pm
Oceania Room, Te Papa
Cable St, Wellington
Tuesday 7 July, 7.30 - 9.30 pm
Princess Ballroom B and C
Hotel Hyatt Regency Auckland
Cnr Princes St and Waterloo Quadrant
Wednesday 8 July, 7.30 - 9.30 pm
Hall C, Convention Centre
Kilmore St, Christchurch
Thursday 9 July, 7.30 - 9.30 pm
Clifford Skeggs Gallery, Dunedin Centre
1 Harrop St, Dunedin
Friday 10 July, 7.30 - 9.30 pm
Icon Room, Heritage Hotel
91 Fernhill Drive, Queenstown
Monday 13 July, 7.30 - 9.30 pm
Waikato Room, SkyCity Hamilton
346 Victoria St, Hamilton
Tuesday 14 July, 7.30 - 9.30 pm
Conference Room, Plymouth International
Cnr Courtenay and Leach Sts, New Plymouth
Wednesday 15 July, 7.30 - 9.30 pm
Ocean Suite, East Pier
Hardinge Rd, Ahuriri, Napier
Friday 17 July, 7.30 - 9.30 pm
Waimea Room, Rutherford Hotel
Trafalgar Square, Nelson
If you can't make it to the meeting you can still submit a short
statement via the Sign On website. We will project them all on a wall
somewhere where they'll be very hard to miss! -
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