We got an email from a student at High Tech High International, Sam Hargrove, asking us to spread the word about a candlelight vigil that is happening this weekend. The following is from the message he sent to us. ~ Editor
THE SAN DIEGO COMMUNITY JOINS THOUSANDS OF CANDLELIGHT VIGILS TO DEMAND A REAL DEAL AT THE COPENHAGEN CLIMATE TALKS
As climate negotiators gather in Copenhagen, local residents will hold a candlelight vigil throughout San Diego on Sunday night to demonstrate public support for an agreement strong enough to actually slow climate change. This local action will join thousands of coordinated vigils happening in more than 100 countries as part of “The World Wants a Real Deal” campaign to demand a fair, ambitious and binding climate agreement.
- WHO: The High Tech High International Roots & Shoots Club and citizens of San Diego
- WHAT: This will be the only student-organized candlelight vigil for survival organized in San Diego for the organization 350.org. To let the City of San Diego and the world know that we’re serious about solving global climate change, we will march, candles in hand, throughout various points in San Diego including Point Loma, the waterfront, and downtown. Additionally, as night falls around the world, people across the globe will be holding coordinated vigils of their own, from a group outside the US embassy in typhoon-damaged Manila, to a crowd of thousands in Copenhagen, the site of the UN Climate talks.
- WHEN: Sunday, December 13, 4:30-8:00 PM
- WHERE: Outside the Trader Joe’s/VONS parking lot in Liberty Station, at the corner of Womble Road and Rosecrans Street (Google Map Link)
Photos from events happening all over the world will be available for free use at:
For more information on the global 350 campaign, please visit www.350.org or contact Jamie Henn in Copenhagen, firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT “The World Wants a Real Deal” AND 350.org
350.org coordinated an International Day of Climate Action in late October that CNN called “the most widespread day of political action in the planet’s history,” with 5,200 rallies in 181 countries. The campaign is calling on world leaders to create a climate agreement that lowers the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere below 350 parts per million, what scientists say is the safe upper limit.