Called the 'peace sign of our time,' the now familiar 'C' is being brandished around the world, encouraging leaders to sign the UNFCCC Paris Agreement this Earth Day. I know what you're thinking: 'Didn't they already sign it?' Not really. Check out my blog from last week to learn what's going on.
Essentially, COP21 delegates agreed to the parameters but the official pledge signing will be on Earth Day, April 21, in New York. In doing so, leaders will commit to the terms we heard so much about last December. To show solidarity (and a bit of encouragement) leaders and everyday folk are taking selfies and group photos displaying the 'C'.
Why is this useful? Apart from being generally kind of fun, the social media phenomena is unifying a global community using one of the most powerful tools available, social media. Utilizing the hashtag #ClimateSign will connect you instantly to a movement that transcends common language (sort of), culture and more importantly, proximity. We often forget that climate change impacts people around the world but often excludes many from a conversation that affects them the most. Countries like Bangladesh, a region that is quickly sinking below a rising sea level, remains unheard. Campaigns such as these give a voice to not only those pushed out of the conversation but those impacted by its results the greatest.
Faith leaders: tweet @BlessedTomorrow your 'C' pics and show your support! Learn more at Sign for Climate Change.
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