Green is working: volunteers needed!

Posted by Kat Hobbs Activist Support Officer, London and south east

11th Oct 2012

It's a crucial time for the climate, and for the economy. This autumn the government will be making crucial decision on the future, and we need to remind them how important tackling climate change is. Join us on Thursday 18th October in Westminster at 10.30am to take part in a unique photo opportunity, and tell the government to stand by the Climate Change Act.

This is a crucial time for the economy, and the climate. And this autumn will be marked by two key Government decisions. These will decide the future of the country's energy mix, and also whether aviation and shipping will be included in UK carbon budgets. And we need your help to make sure climate change stays at the top of the government's agenda.

Join us on Thursday 18th October at 10.30am in Westminster to take part in Stop Climate Chaos' 'green is working' photo stunt. The stunt will bring together over two hundred high profile and diverse people to re-create the iconic Saatchi & Saatchi campaign poster 'Labour isn't working', but with a green twist. Donning green hard hats under the banner 'Green is working', a 'green jobs queue' will be formed of Chief Executive Officers, faith representatives, celebrities, trade unions, green industry representatives and others from across civil society. 

The stunt is part of a wider campaign to celebrate our growing green economy and emphasize wide-scale support for the Climate Change Act. This will represent the strength and breadth of support for the Climate Change Act and the green economy, and will send a clear and visible message to the Government and MPs as they return to Parliament. 

The action will take place in Westminster, either outside the Treasury to underline the green economy message, or on Old Palace Yard, outside the Houses of Parliament (listen out nearer the time for exact location). It will take around an hour, an we'll provide green hard hats for all participants. If you'd like to take part or want more information, please contact Kat on khobbs@oxfam.org.uk

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Activist Support Officer, London and south east

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