Achieving the UN Millennium Development Goals

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Let's be the first generation to end poverty by 2015 with the United Nations' Eight Goal Millennium Campaign.
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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Actions both nationally and globally for sustainable economics

Sphere: Related Content I got two calls to action supporting a Green Economic Recovery. The folks at Change.org sent me the following action to get behind which focuses on the national level. You need to become part of Change.org to participate, but that's worthwhile in itself. My online generated letter went to Congresswoman Grace Napolitano , Congressman Gary Miller , Senator Dianne Feinstein and Senator Barbara Boxer.

Dear Brian,

We wanted to send you an important action alert in support of a campaign by the Union of Concerned Scientists for a strong climate bill.

Congress just passed a stimulus package that includes strong provisions promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency -- an important down payment on our country's transition to a cleaner energy future.

But the science is clear and it's urgent: to prevent the worst effects of global warming, Congress must go further, and it must act now. Comprehensive climate policy can curb global warming while breaking our dependence on oil and putting Americans back to work.

Sign the petition and tell your representative and senators to make passage of a strong climate bill a top priority today.

Thanks,

- The Change.org Team

"We must break our dependence on oil and curb global warming by implementing a strong climate policy.

Tell Congress to Pass a Strong Climate Bill

Congress just passed a stimulus package that includes strong provisions promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency-an important down payment on our country's transition to a cleaner energy future

But the science is clear and it's urgent: to prevent the worst effects of global warming, Congress must go further, and it must act now. Comprehensive climate policy can curb global warming while breaking our dependence on oil and putting Americans back to work.

Tell your representative and senators to make passage of a strong climate bill a top priority today.

I also signed another Avaaz petition on the same issue, but they are taking it to a global level with the G20 meeting in London next week. The Avaaz message is available below. -------------
Dear friends, Within days, world leaders are meeting at the London G20 Summit to tackle the global economic crisis -- we desperately need them to agree to invest in a green recovery and a bold global rescue package of stimulus, regulation and fundamental reform. But without a massive outcry for bold action in the next few days, our leaders could fail this historic test. So we're launching an emergency petition to the London Summit -- it will be delivered direct to summit officials and leaders and in a thousands-strong march this weekend, follow this link to add your voice: A global depression could threaten everything we care about -- breeding poverty, war, environmental devastation and threatening our jobs and our children's futures. But there is a way to stop it -- a powerful, coordinated rescue package where governments agree to invest in a green recovery together, make funds available to prevent vulnerable emerging economies from collapsing, properly regulate global financial markets and democratise institutions like the International Monetary Fund. Leaders are far from consensus on this kind of bold global action - that's why we're pressing them with this citizens' call and taking to the streets. The world's media will be in London to cover the summit, and with thousands of Avaaz members in green hard hats and carrying flags and banners on our behalf, the march will get big coverage and grab leaders' attention. Everyone who participates will also have a chance to vote on the principles and reforms needed to rebuild the global economy -- and all our demands will be delivered to the G20 summit, so please sign the petition now: http://www.avaaz.org/en/global_economic_rescue/97.php?cl_tta_sign=4d4afc3f4ff0068aea884c03bfc4048c In 1933, world leaders met in London -- and failed to stop a global depression that lasted a decade. In 2009, the people of the world must be right there challenging our leaders, demanding that they get it right.

With hope and determination,


Paul, Graziela, Ricken, Paula, Ben, Brett, Luis, Alice, Milena, Iain and the whole Avaaz team

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