In preparation for the climate change talks in Copenhagen in December (COP15), the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF, formerly the World Wildlife Fund) is urging us to take a stand and show our commitment to a sustainable future by “voting earth”.
What this entails is 2 minutes of your time to go to their website, follow the “vote earth” prompts and commit to take steps to lessen your carbon footprint. Basically all you need to do is fill in your name, email address and then click on one of the selection of methods proposed by WWF to reduce your environmental impact. These methods include simple everyday changes such as switching off your lights when you leave a room, buying local produce, growing your own veggie garden and so on. The voting results will be presented to world leaders at COP15.
Add your voice and help create a global mandate for a fair and effective new climate deal that will keep global warming as far below 2 degrees as possible. Show your vote for Earth and call on world leaders to secure a deal in Copenhagen that will protect people, and protect the planet.
Jacqui has a B.Sc Honours degree in Zoology from the University of Cape Town and works on scientific and agricultural projects for Tokai-based C4 EcoSolutions. C4 EcoSolutions (Pty) Ltd. provides scientific expertise on large-scale ecological projects, and the management of climate change.