Climate chaos, melting glaciers and more and more animal species dying out – now is the time for action to help protect the environment. Now is the time for KidsCall, the worldwide campaign by children and teenagers to demand decision-makers live up to their responsibilities.

You may ask yourself; what can I do? Who’s going to listen to me? But who’s going to listen if you don’t say anything? Get involved: Tell the politicians what you think! Get involved and make a difference!

Only when a lot of people take action can they really change things. That’s the idea behind KidsCall – thousands of children from all over the world are joining in. Are you with us?

It’s as easy as A..B..C!

* Learn about it! What is climate change? What will happen if the Earth keeps getting warmer and warmer? Why are more and more animal and plant species dying out? Have you noticed any changes to your environment? Look around, check on the Internet.

* Now think about it: which aspect is important to you? Write about it.

* What do you think needs to be done? Think carefully about your message.

* Take a sheet of paper, a pen, paint box and your coloured pencils.

* Now start with your introduction. You can start with “Hello” or “Dear politician” or even “Dear Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, dear World Leaders”. The leader of the Japanese government is the host of the G8 summit in 2008, which is the next meeting of the most powerful politicians of the world.

* Now write your letter. And don’t worry about rules or regulations: Anything goes. You can suggest anything you think will help the environment or you could simply describe what you think life on Earth will be like in 30 years time – when you are an adult. Or you could write about how you have learned to be brave and how you hope that the politicians will also be brave when making decisions. Or you could explain that polar bears are your favourite animals and say exactly what needs to be done in order to save them from extinction. Or you could explain what you yourself do to help protect the environment and what you think the politicians should do. Or you can write a poem. Or you can send us a video… there’s no limit to your creativity!

* What’s important is that you put a lot of ideas into your letter and make it as creative as possible, with colours, drawings and pictures – whatever you like. The more attractive a letter is, the more appealing it becomes. That way everybody can see that your message is very serious otherwise you wouldn’t have taken so much trouble. The best letters will be exhibited and presented to the press. The best stories may be read out on the radio.

* Put everything into an envelope and send it to the following address:

To the Political Leaders
c/o KidsCall
P.O. Box 11 17 11
20417 Hamburg
Germany

* The letters will be collected by the World Future Council, exhibited in parliaments, presented to the media and brought to the next G8 summit in Japan, where they will be handed over directly to the politicians.

Alternatively you can send an on line message to a politician by visiting http://www.kidscall.info/en/message.html

Take action now
You want to be part of it? You can do that by letter or directly via this site! Send your message and a file of your choice (for example your letter, your image, your mp3 or your movie) to the world’s most important politicians.

To write to KidsCall email them at [email protected]

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Here’s an amazing video showing a speech/plea by a 12 yr old. She is the spokesperson of a group called ECO (Environmental Children’s Organisation) of 12 and 13 year olds. Her words, concerns & the examples she gives are amazing!

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Heena Modi · August 7, 2008 at 9:06 am

Here’s some more about the video: –

The following information has been written by Viola: –

Severn Suzuki | E.C.O. 1992 | Environmental Children’s Organization

Severn Cullis-Suzuki is one of the world’s most remarkable youth environmental activist, speaker, television host as well as author. With some schoolmates she raised money in 1992, when she was only 12 years of age, to attend the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, where Severn received a standing ovation for a speech to the delegates.

“Hello, I am Severn Suzuki speaking for E.C.O – the Environmental Children’s Organization. We are a group of 12 and 13 year-olds trying to make a difference, Vanessa Suttie, Morgan Geisler, Michelle Quigg and me. We’ve raised all the money to come here ourselves, to come 5,000 miles to tell you adults you must change your ways. Coming up here today, I have no hidden agenda. I am fighting for my future. Losing my future is not like losing an election, or a few points on the stock market.”

“I am here to speak for all generations to come. I am here to speak on behalf of the starving children around the world whose cries go unheard. I am here to speak for the countless animals dying across this planet, because they have nowhere left to go. I am afraid to go out in the sun now, because of the holes in our ozone. I am afraid to breathe the air, because I don’t know what chemicals are in it. I used to go fishing in Vancouver, my home, with my Dad until, just a few years ago, we found a fish full of cancers. And now we hear of animals and plants going extinct every day, vanishing forever. In my life, I have dreamt of seeing the great herds of wild animals, jungles and rainforests full of birds and butterflies, but now I wonder if they will even exist for my children to see.”

“Did you have to worry of these things when you were my age? All this is happening before our eyes and yet we act as if we have all the time we want and all the solutions. I’m only a child and I don’t have all the solutions, but I want you to realize, neither do you. You don’t know how to fix the holes in our ozone layer. You don’t know how to bring the salmon back up a dead stream. You don’t know how to bring back an animal now extinct. And you can’t bring back the forest that once grew where there is now a desert. If you don’t know how to fix it, please stop breaking it.”

“Here you may be delegates of your governments, business people, organizers, reporters or politicians. But, really, you’re mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, aunts and uncles and all of you are someone’s child. I’m only a child, yet I know we are all part of a family, 5 billion strong, in fact 30 million species strong. And borders and governments will never change that. I’m only a child, yet I know we are all in this together and should act as one single world towards one single goal.”

“In my anger, I am not blind and in my fear I am not afraid of telling the world how I feel. In my country we make so much waste, we buy and throw away, buy and throw away, buy and throw away and yet Northern countries will not share with the needy. Even when we have more than enough we are afraid to share, we are afraid to let go of some of our wealth. In Canada , we live the privileged life. We’ve plenty of food, water and shelter. We have watches, bicycles, computers and television sets. The list could go on for 2 days. Two days ago here in Brazil , we were shocked when we spent time with some children living on the streets. This is what one child told us, ‘I wish I was rich and if I were, I would give all the street children food, clothes, medicines, shelter and love and affection’. If a child on the street who has nothing is willing to share, why are we who have everything still so greedy? I can’t stop thinking that these are children my own age, that it makes a tremendous difference where you are born. And that I could be one of those children living in the favelas of Rio . I could be a child starving in Somalia , or a victim of war in the Middle East or a beggar in India . I am only a child, yet I know if all the money spent on war was spent on finding environmental answers ending poverty and in finding treaties, what a wonderful place this earth would be.”

“At school, even in kindergarten, you teach us how to behave in the world. You teach us to not to fight with others, to work things out, to respect others and to clean up our mess, not to hurt other creatures, to share, not be greedy. Then, why do you go out and do the things you tell us not to do? Do not forget why you are attending these conferences, who you are doing this for. We are your own children. You are deciding what kind of a world we are growing up in. Parents should be able to comfort their children by saying ‘Everything is going to be all right, it’s not the end of the world, and we are doing the best we can’. But I don’t think you can say that to us anymore. Are we even on your list of priorities? My dad always says, ‘You are what you do, not what you say’. Well, what you do makes me cry at night. You grown-ups say you love us. But I challenge you, please, make your actions reflect your words. Thank you.”

Amazing right? Can you use this video and script to enthuse your kids, their friends, other people’s kids & adults too?

Let’s all try and do a little. Together it will amount to a lot. 🙂

Ansgar Kiene · September 30, 2008 at 6:48 pm

Dear Miss. Modi,

We would like to inform you on the recent events and express our gratefulness for your commitment to change the world for the better!

Keep up the spirit and check out http://www.kidscall.info as we will inform you here on future youth activities by the World Future Council.

Take care and all the best,
Ansgar Kiene and the Kidscall Team

mail:[email protected]
http://www.worldfuturecouncil.org http://www.kidscall.info

Heena Modi · September 30, 2008 at 7:03 pm

No probs Ansgar.
Thanks for the certificate that you sent by email 🙂

Let me know if I can put any other info on this website to help the cause! 🙂

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