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About Save Our Planet Day

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'Save our planet' day is an attempt to kick start effective action. This is done by giving the general public, in as many countries as possible, the chance to go somewhere locally to receive the relevant information. This information is already available from many sources, but by making it conveniently presented nearby at easily recognised places, on a set date means we may be able to inform and inspire, in a way not achieved before. Only by bringing the general public onboard can we hope to get the global response necessary to enable our survival.

At present we are in the process of contacting many organisations from many different fields to sign up to support the day. To engage the emotional element, we have started with the conservation groups, zoos, wildlife trusts and the media assocated with them. NGOs, political groups and faith groups will follow. The local groups within these will be encouraged to make it fun and relevant to the local area. It is hoped community centres, libraries, church halls will be made available for information distribution by these groups, since it is in their interest and to their benefit that the intention of the day suceeds. Most faiths teach that we should look after and respect the planet. Most Councils will wish to be able to make the changes necessary to tackle climate change in the most efficient manner and this day should be able to help them do that. Additional item specific distribution venues such as leisure centres and estate agents will be included, e.g.in the latter case, for information on house related items and services.

Every year, for at least the next 5 years, there will be cordinated events when traffic lights themselves will be used as individual local distribution points, on the day in leaflet form from participants, between 12.00 noon and 1.00 p.m. Those that will be attended on the day will be 'marked' with green and white ribbons placed a few days before, so that the public will know where they can go locally. The distributors at the lights will also be able to inform people which local community centres have additional means of information on the day, if those people have not been able to find out through the media. We hope this explains a little about what is trying to be achieved by the organisation.

'Traffic lights for peace', designed to highlight the link between many of the worlds problems, started the ball rolling for Save Our Planet Day. Things such as war, poverty, injustice, third World debt and climate change. Many of these are inter-related and the need to link for a super grouping has never been achieved thus far. One reason for this is probably the array of different aims which sometimes conflict with each other. To get around this 'Traffic lights for peace' uses a neutral already existing object that is found worldwide to convey a basic message that all these groups could adhere to. To be at peace with each other and in harmony with the planet that supports us, is the message conveyed in the form of the globally disributed traffic light, which is deemed to represent:(red light) STOP WAR, (amber light) CHANGE TO, (green light) a GREEN PLANET.

To be true to its aims it exists using the smallest possible amount of the Earth's resources.It is therefore web based. It is also uniquely non-financial. This allows it to be none threatening to any other organisation or grouping, for it is not attempting to replace or usurp any that exist already. This stance, though, does lead to difficulties since we are dependant totally on our members to provide the meagre resources we need to exist. This does mean that we try to function on virtually nothing and so are true to our environmental aim. We will never ask for money and our services are offered free to all that seek a peaceful, just and harmonious world.
Our present major concern is that of global warming and the impending climatic catastrophe if humanity doesnt change its power hungry, profit driven ways. We could go into details about the reasons for man-induced global warming and the likely cosequences if we dont change, but you should have heard and seen most of that before. There is an expanding environmental movement due to a growing awareness of our predicament. However, there are many powerful forces that for short term self interest, seek to keep the majority under informed. Reversal of CO2 emissions and environmental damage cannot happen overnight, but if we dont act effectively soon, it will be too late. There is a 'tipping point' of no return that many now consider to be a rise of 2 degrees C in the average global temperature. At the present rate of damage we are doing and the CO2 emission rises, that point will be reached at 2030.

After this point feedback systems kick in and natural buffering processes fail, so warming spirals out of control and mass extinction will occur. To achieve the necessary reductions in CO2 emissions will require changes on a micro (individual) and macro (industrial) level. Individuals will need to know how to reduce and why. To compliment those changes, to make them fairer and to get industry to comply, will require legislation. This is also a problem that needs to be solved on a global scale, since we all share the same atmosphere!The solution requires all to join in and for our world leaders and decision makers to respond and act. A unifying means that can be easily recognised globally, yet is neutral is needed. The proposed symbolic message of the traffic lights and their use as an already available, unifying, globally disrtibuted symbol, is suggested as the means to bring about concerted effective action.

We also hope that you,the reader and any others that you know of, whom may be interested, will join up and help organise this voluntary project. It is free membership! and you do as little or as much as your resources and time allow.

Thanks and help 'Save our planet' by joining our band of members.

One day - when we put aside our differences.
One day - when we come together, brother and sister.
One day- when revenge, hate and envy are forgotten.

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Event date to be 10th day of the tenth month of the tenth year of the 21st century i.e. Sunday 10th October 2010 - 'Save our Planet Day'.