is a GLOBAL PROBLEM
which requires a GLOBAL SOLUTION.
To achieve that solution we need
to unite humanity in a way never realised before.
We need a means that crosses all social, religious and political
a message that travels across all language barriers and national
in fact a uniting call to action. It needs to be simple in
message, repeatable globally, easy to understand and easy
to participate in.
SAVE OUR PLANET
DAY is that call!
A memorable date, easily recognised and remembered across
the world by the symbols:
8 + 8 + 8 = 24
The 8th day of
the 8th month of the 8th year of the 21st century,
Friday 8th Aug, 2008.
This is a day when we can unite to open our eyes to the greatest
danger to face humanity thus far. This is a day to deliver
a powerful message, to call upon our leaders and decision
makers across the world, to take the necessary steps for effective
action on climate change.
A date, marked in the sands of time, when we concertedly act
for the good of all, when the simple, universal symbolism
and message of:
Stop war (red light)
Change to (amber light)
A green planet (green light)
is reinforced worldwide using
the already existing, globally distributed traffic lights.
They provide the universal link across the globe for a call
to action and can in their neutrality unite all.
On this day it is intended that
all who are concerned about climate change and humanity’s
future, should assert that opinion with a ‘visible voice’
in the form of green and white ribbons tied to traffic light
posts throughout the world.
Also various venues and events are planned to provide easily
reached distribution points for information to be passed to
all citizens planet-wide. Such information will show and explain
how individuals can contribute to the possible solution of
climate change. The ribbons fluttering will have the effect
of applying pressure on our leaders to reciprocate by providing
the complimentary legislation to reinforce what individuals
do and to make industry and the nations of the world join
forces together to work in the same direction on climate change
and global warming.
This describes a necessary common
purpose, essential for our survival.
The sands of time are running out. We therefore need a point
in time, to mark when change effectively begins. This date,
8 + 8 + 8 = 24 , 8th Aug, 2008; is an ideal memorable date
that is imminent and soon. This is important because it is
now universally recognised that effective action is urgently
Humanity is at a metaphorical
NOW is the time to STOP and CHANGE DIRECTION!
be graphically distasteful, the world and oil can be likened
to a small child discovering a room full of chocolate and greedily
eating it, before realising the mistake, being stuck then in
a room full of sick. That’s where we are now. We’ve
not finished the chocolate, but we’re starting to get
Our world is rapidly sickening, can we stop its malaise in time?
Its up to us to act now and for Governments to legislate in
time, before the climate system becomes terminally sick
Image courtesy of Marisa Rehana Mann