Proposed are two options for the VEGAN COMMUNITY:
The initiator of the national event for Climate Change includes 350.org, an organization that refuses to acknowledge the role veganism plays in climate change. They intend to rally the largest gathering ever about climate change in NY City on September 21 (a Sunday) as the UN debates climate policy. The organizers already have recruited a large coalition of organizations for that rally and march. However, they encourage other organizations to organize their own independent but coordinated events in cities and towns everywhere. Importantly, they encourage organizations to organize under their own identities. See http://peoplesclimate.org/register/#host-iframe
This is a phenomenal opportunity for VEGANS to spread the message that veganism (not vegetarianism) is essential to get immediate results on greenhouse gas reductions, especially methane. At ten days, and then at five days prior to the rallies, I will post a talking points card for you to use about how animal agriculture contributes to the disaster of climate change. The card will be posted at www.greenvegans.org and www.thisishopethebook.com.
You have a choice of creating an event where you live and also joining in if one is already organized. If the event is your vegan production, please invite representatives from other organizations to speak and participate. If you are joining an event already organized please wear green / and or a clearly marked vegan tee-shirt and other insignia like buttons. Bring signs and your organizations’ banners. MAKE THE VEGAN PRESENCE CLEAR AND COMPELLING. This is a hug opportunity for vegans to educate the public and those reticent organizations that live in fear of the vegan solution.
If you’ve at least a few vegan people, let the media know you are marching to the nearest meat, egg, and dairy market to get photos and make statements about agriculture and climate change. If no media shows up, self-document your selves at the meat market (including Whole Foods and other major retailers) and send them both to email@example.com and the organizers of the main march who will post your photos online. Your online vegan statements about climate change are the real impact and visibility we all need. Make those vegan signs visible!
Stay on message: veganism. Animal agriculture drives climate change, uses scarce water, and consumes the energy equivalent of countless trains filled with oil and coal rolling through the nation and world. In addition, The message is “only people can stop climate change and the best way to do it is to end animal agriculture.”
VEGANS are making veganism relevant to climate change. We have four weeks to make it real. Be sure to firstname.lastname@example.org today. We will help you to connect with people. PLEASE SHARE YOUR PLANS AND PHOTOS TO GREEN VEGANS. We will make them public domain on our websites/Facebook pages/Twitter for all vegans to use.
From the main organizers’ webpage: This is an invitation to change everything.
In September, world leaders are coming to New York City for a UN summit on the climate crisis. UN Secretary¬ General Ban Ki-¬moon is urging governments to support an ambitious global agreement to dramatically reduce global warming pollution.
With our future on the line and the whole world watching, we’ll take a stand to bend the course of history. We’ll take to the streets to demand the world we know is within our reach: a world with an economy that works for people and the planet; a world safe from the ravages of climate change; a world with good jobs, clean air and water, and healthy communities…
THEY PROMISE: All around the world, people will be coming together for a weekend of historic action on climate change. Our collective demand is for Action, Not Words: take the action necessary to create a world with an economy that works for people and the planet.From divestment actions in Europe to marches against coal in India and anti-fracking meetups in Latin America, we will be shedding light on featured campaigns and local struggles across the planet.
Visible Vegans must be at these rallies to make certain the voices of animals and the impacts of animal agriculture in its creation of climate change are heard. THAT WILL NOT HAPPEN WITHOUT VEGANS BEING PRESENT.
As part of the Vegan Visibility Campaign, Green Vegans in Seattle has already applied to be a hub for an event though the sponsoring organization but for Seattle only. You are encouraged to represent your own organization. However, Green Vegans needs $2,000 in DONATIONS TO CARRY IT OFF if we are to have a highly visible event. Fewer donations mean we scale back our presence to banners, tee shirts, and handouts.
Remember, you are free to organize your own events where you live. Make it happen in four weeks. This is an opportunity and challenge Earth and the suffering individuals from other species need us to accept. Organize.