Added an events page for the Cast of Thousands Sign On Campaign event (where the pics/news/video will be added) in Auckland yesterday (18 August 2009) with news, pictures and video clips. News submitted by JulieH, Barbara Davies and Janna.
The scientists say an emissions reduction target of 40% by 2020 is needed. Anything else is flim flam," said Lucy Lawless. "100,000 Kiwis have already signed on to 40% by 2020 and John Key needs to listen. A government belongs to its people -not the other way round."
Actors Lucy Lawless and Keisha Castle Hughes, ex-Good editor Francesca Price, scientist Jim Salinger, Waitakere mayor Bob Harvey and other high-profile New Zealanders all appeared to have broken their arms when they gathered in Auckland today to launch the next stage of the Greenpeace Sign On campaign.
Sporting blue casts, in homage to John Key's January mishap that resulted in a broken arm, the celebrities gathered signatures on their casts and on the street for the Sign On campaign, lobbying the New Zealand government to commit to a 40 percent reduction in carbon emissions by 2020.
"Many local and world leaders signed John Key's cast; we need that kind of collaboration and teamwork now on climate change," said Greenpeace's Simon Boxer.
|TV3 News - 18 August 2009