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A Petition For Climate Action From the Youth

2013/03/09

I need your help.  I want to create a petition demanding climate action of our politicians.  However, I want that petition to be specifically for those that have the most to lose when it comes to climate: the youth.

The text below is a first (well, actually, second) draft of a petition that I would like to distribute and have signed by high school, college and university students.  I am posting the petition here because I would like to “hear” your opinions, comments and criticisms regarding its content.

Screen Shot 2013-03-09 at 5.20.25 AM

Opine away!

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. Mik Aidt permalink
    2013/03/09 7:27 am

    Dear Joce,

    Yes, it is a good idea – and the text looks good, I think. It is almost like a ‘charter’ text which can have a good effect in many ways.

    I am missing something that would connect one local youth petition to ANOTHER local youth petition, because I believe that could push everyone to take even more steps (in the direction of convincing their friends, etc) – knowing that you are part of not only a local, but a truly global petition initiative.

    So before starting, I suggest you spend some time researching the options for a GLOBAL local youth petition campaign and find out which petition-site you want to use, and whether that site is able to “link” a stream of petitions with some sort of overview of them. Preferably a site which is truly global and can handle all the major languages, including Chinese.

    Like the title, “PEI’s Youth Demand…” is fine, but then somewhere at the bottom of the text there could be a line saying “PEI’s Youth Demand Climate Action is part of the global Youth Demand Climate Action movement. See more on…”

    A very simple website could be set up, and then a site like gopetition.com, change.org, avaaz.org, and what else they are called should be chosen to be THE place where the petitions are all set up, at least for the English-speaking part of the world. It could be done in a very lose structure which anyone could join around the world.

    Yours, Mik

    • 2013/03/09 9:47 am

      Despite reading your post this morning, I didn’t think globally about this petition. Thank you!
      I’ll look into your suggestions – and any help would be appreciated 🙂

  2. Mik Aidt permalink
    2013/03/11 4:52 am

    Did you see this one? http://signon.org/sign/we-are-the-clean-99?source=c.em.cp&r_by=487176

    m

    2013/3/9 Mik Aidt

    > Dear Joce, > > Yes, it is a good idea – and the text looks good, I think. It is almost > like a ‘charter’ text which can have a good effect in many ways. > > I am missing something that would connect one local youth petition to > ANOTHER local youth petition, because I believe that could push everyone to > take even more steps (in the direction of convincing their friends, etc) – > knowing that you are part of not only a local, but a truly global petition > initiative. > > So before starting, I suggest you spend some time researching the options > for a GLOBAL local youth petition campaign and find out which petition-site > you want to use, and whether that site is able to “link” a stream of > petitions with some sort of overview of them. Preferably a site which is > truly global and can handle all the major languages, including Chinese. > > Like the title, “PEI’s Youth Demand…” is fine, but then somewhere at the > bottom of the text there could be a line saying “PEI’s Youth Demand Climate > Action is part of the global Youth Demand Climate Action movement. See more > on…” > > A very simple website could be set up, and then a site like gopetition.com, > change.org, avaaz.org, and what else they are called should be chosen to > be THE place where the petitions are all set up, at least for the > English-speaking part of the world. It could be done in a very lose > structure which anyone could join around the world. > > Yours, > Mik > > >

  3. 2013/03/18 5:43 pm

    I would add to your text:

    “Because I am so thoroughly aware how my own actions can have a profound impact upon the environment, I vow not to replace/update my mobile phone for the next five years. I will steadfastly refuse to respond to fancy marketing, nor to peer pressure.”

    The youth of today simply don’t realise that they are part of the problem.

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