International Day of Climate Action dawned in excellent fashion for the students and faculty members of Don Bosco Technical College in Mandaluyong who attended the climate talk delivered by our very own Francis Joseph Dela Cruz, Greenpeace Southeast Asia Public Outreach Coordinator. He had everyone inside the DBTC auditorium all ears as he share and discuss this fine presentation about climate change.
After his presentation, Francis was suitably low key, stressing the powerful proof of the difference that one individual can make, especially now that there's only 43 days left before the Copenhagen Summit -- the summit that would eventually decide our destiny. With this, we invited our audience to join the virtual march we've started early this October as our call to action for the world leaders to agree on a fair, ambitious and binding climate deal. This virtual march would give a human face for the people who are already suffering the brunt of climate change.
As we set up for the virtual march, Bosconians watched Beds are Burning, Typhoon Ondoy, and Inspiring Action videos. The Age of Stupid trailer was also played. They were greatly moved that they promised to do their own virtual march in order to help raise awareness that we must act urgently to address the climate crisis.
October 24 climate actions is meant to send a message to leaders who will be participating in the climate talks in Copehagen in December. With this, we should be using every chance we have to take action because we don't have the luxury of time anymore. As Rachel Carson said, "Time is the essential ingredient; but in the modern world there is no time."