“Reduce CO2 Emissions:
Start Cycle Change, Stop Climate Change”
- On 6th December ’09 cyclists around the globe will take to the streets, demonstrating the capacity and willingness of ordinary people to take action against climate change.
- The next day in Copenhagen, 7th December ’09 the COP15 negotiations begin. Ride Planet Earth aims to help convince the governments meeting there to take immediate action.
- Participants can record video messages to send to the COP15, stating not only why action is necessary, but also what they will be doing about it personally, to show that if governments don’t take the lead, ordinary people will.
- The event began as a solo bicycle journey by Kim Nguyen from Brisbane, Australia to Copenhagen, to collect messages from people already effected by climate change.
- Over the course of the journey a movement developed such that there are now rides occuring on every continent bar Antarctica.
RIDE PLANET EARTH MANILA
- December 6, 2009 (Sunday)
- Meet up: 3:30pm Araneta Center Parking Lot between Shopwise and Rustan’s
- Ride out: 4:00pm
From Araneta Center, ride out toP. Tuason (Crossing EDSA)Left at N. DomingoRight at Doña Hemady or Gilmore(Crossing Aurora Boulevard)Left at E. Rodriguez Sr. Ave.-Straight until Welcome RotondaU-turn from Quezon Avenue to EspañaRight at A. Maceda or Blumentritt StreetLeft at DimasalangLeft at Gov. Forbes-Straight until Nagtahan FlyoverLeft at Ramon Magsaysay-Straight until Aurora BoulevardCross EDSABack to Cubao, Araneta Center
- Please do not forget your night ride gear and your demands or reminders for the Philippine government for the climate negotiations! We’ll put it on record and fly it all the way to Copenhagen!
- All the details about where rides are taking place can be found at the Ride Planet Earth website or the Ride Planet Earth facebook page.
Densio Matias and John Voltaire Lim
Phone: +63917-4280966 and /or +63917-3903734
Global warming is the biggest threat the human race has ever faced.
It will affect every one of us, and our future children.
On Monday the 7th of December 2009, the world’s governments – including that of the Philippines – will meet in Copenhagen, Denmark, to decide what to do about it.
On Sunday the 6th of December, Manila will join major cities all over the world to let their governments know that the world is watching.
We will take to the streets on bicycles at 3:30pm, starting from Araneta Center Cubao, and we invite you to join us.
The meeting at Copenhagen will probably yield the most important environmental decision that will ever have been made. Let’s make sure it’s the right one!