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Uniting Forces on Global Day for Climate Action

20th October 2009

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Saturday 24 October 2009 is Global Day for Climate Action and the Save our Seas Shark Centre are joining hands with Consider Us, a UNEP initiative, to help promote the global call for action demonstrated by children worldwide.  From 2pm to 5pm on Camps Bay Beach we will be encouraging 350 young South African’s, who will be attending the Camps Bay United Churches annual Springtide Youth Festival, to form a human 350 and a Consider Us emblem, which will be photographed from a helicopter. We will not be alone in our efforts to raise awareness since over four thousand connected events in more than 170 countries around the world are also planned.  

Our shared goal is to tell our neighbors, and our leaders, what the latest scientific research reveals: we can’t tackle global warming unless we can get the carbon concentration of the atmosphere down below 350 parts per million (ppm). That sounds complicated, but it really isn’t, it just means we need to speed the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. But that won’t happen fast enough unless people stand united and help put pressure on those in power who can motivate the necessary change.

The vision of Spring Tide is a call of support from the youth who have the ability and strength to encourage positive and urgent environmental change, which is required to save our planet. Before the day is done aerial photographs of the children holding hands as they make a powerful visual statement, along with the efforts of thousands of other participants will be seen on global news and on the 350.org. website. Join us on Camps Bay beach for a fun-filled day as we work together to raise awareness for this important and meaningful event.

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Terry Corr, Save our Seas Shark Centre Tel: 021 7886770 Cell: 084 6801354 email: sharkcentre@staging.saveourseas.com

Sharon, Springtide Festival Tel: 021 4389674

Nikki, Consider us Cell: 083 3002177