New comic book gets youth involved in environment issues

Feature story - April 3, 2009
Greenpeace launched Nuclear Meltdown: A message from the darkness, an advocacy comic book about the perils of nuclear power and how the youth can make a difference in making the world a better place.

Nuclear Meltdown was launched at the Ozine Fest '09 ongoing from 3 to 5 April 2009 at Megatrade Hall 2, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City.  As part of the comic book launch, Greenpeace is giving away electronic copies of the comic book, promotional pins, as well as limited edition comic book CDs during the event.  The comic book is free and can also be accessed through the Greenpeace website at www.nukes.greenpeace.org.ph.

The comic book was developed by Indonesian artists with storyline by Greenpeace Southeast Asia Nuclear Campaigner Tessa de Ryck.  In the story, two teenagers, Cosmo and Luna, go back in time to the year 2009 in a race to save the planet from the devastating effects of climate change and nuclear power.

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Click here to download The comic book also acquaints young readers with climate change-the number one threat facing our planet today, as well as the United Nations Climate Change meeting to be held in Copenhagen in December this year. Nuclear power is the most dangerous and expensive source of electricity.  Greenpeace asserts that renewable energy-not unsafe nuclear power-is the solution to global warming.

"The youth will be the ones most affected by the impacts of nuclear power and climate change if the Congress's nuclear power proposal pushes through.  With the launch of Nuclear Meltdown Greenpeace is reaching out to the Filipino youth with the message that they have the power to change the world and prevent this from happening.  Today's generation of young people are the defenders of the planet's future," said Greenpeace Southeast Asia Public Outreach coordinator Francis dela Cruz

Greenpeace stands for positive change through action to defend the natural world and promote peace. We are a non-profit organization with a presence in 40 countries. To maintain our independence, Greenpeace does not accept donations from governments or corporations but relies on contributions from individual supporters and foundation grants.

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