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 global catastrophe.

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 business.

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!

Yours truly,
Lucy Lawless

PS - here are the details of the online target consultation on Monday 20th.

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 2020target@mfe.govt.nz

Government climate change target online consultation

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.

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For video and for more information about Lucy's involvement with the Sign On Campagin go to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Sign On Greenpeace Information Page