Make a lantern and vote for earth!
12 November 2009
WAGGGS is also partnering with WWF on its Earth Hour Lantern project, where children around the world will assemble paper lanterns and send them to Copenhagen, inscribed with their personal message to world leaders.
You can create simple paper lanterns expressing your reasons for voting Earth with words or symbols. Then mail that lantern to Vote Earth in Copenhagen and it will be displayed with all the other lanterns received by 10 December in a Vote Earth exhibit at COP15. You can download the instructions (English only) from the resources section of this website and make your vote count.
Mary Mc Phail, Chief Executive of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts
Earth Hour Executive Director, Andy Ridley, says the Earth Hour lanterns will project the silent voice of millions of children across the planet.
Earth Hour and the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts encourages the use of recycled paper for making lanterns and will ensure that all paper lanterns received in Copenhagen will be recycled.
Accompanying the lantern project, Earth Hour has produced fun and creative Vote Earth Education Packs for kids. The education packs, separated into two age categories: 8 to 12 and 12 to 16, were developed by an award-winning education specialist and address the issue of climate change and the Copenhagen summit using youth friendly, informal education techniques.
Food security and climate change challenge badge
The Badge curriculum is now available to download from this website.
What can you do
- Becoming a member of the WAGGGS group on UniteforClimate, a Unicef youth platform on climate change
- Upload a tck on the Time for Climate Justice website – time is running out to get a fair deal at Copenhagen
- Check out our Take action against climate change section to find out other ways you can get involved and make a difference
- Send out the media release on our environment work to your local media contacts
About Earth Hour’s Vote Earth
Earth Hour’s Vote Earth campaign builds on the call for action on climate change provided by millions of people, companies and communities during Earth Hour. The campaign aims to provide a platform for the people of the world to deliver world leaders a mandate for the right decision to be made at the United Nations Climate Summit in Copenhagen in December 2009. Find out more about the campaign at www.earthhour.org Earth Hour’s Vote Earth is organized by WWF.