Campaign For Tougher CO2 cuts – CanvassYourMP.com
Written by Joel
Yesterday (or today depending on where you are) CanvassYourMP.com launched, a UK site that is asking you to conatct your local MP to campaign for tougher CO2 cuts. The Climate Change Bill is proposing a 60% cut in CO2 emissions by 2050, green bloggers like ourselves are campaigning for 80%.
Many green bloggers were invited to see Steve Webb MP at the House of Commons. Although we couldn’t make it, many bloggers did including GreenGuysGlobal, Greenormal, Turnfront, Beth Eats Local, Being Unchained, People Against Dirty, and TreeHugger who had this to say:
“There’s nothing like a bit of one on one time to convince someone of your true feelings and many British people feel passionately that the UK Government needs to take positive action on Climate Change. Canvass Your MP is providing three easy steps for you to take action.
1. If you don’t already know your MP you can find out by entering your postcode into the Find Your MP website.
2. Contact your constituency MP at their surgery. You can use this website to find telephone numbers and surgery times.
3. As soon as you get a response from your MP, saying that they will (or won’t) support the 80% target, let us know by reporting back.
The Canvass Your MP website will show people taking their future into their own hands, proving that the power of the individual is an amazing force. The more people that meet their MPs to discuss their thoughts about the Climate Change Bill the more informed the Government will be and the more likely they will vote for the 80% target.”
The site was created in a weekend and massive thanks must go to Jez Swinscoe of Make Hay Media for getting such a great site up in such a short time. The site makes it quick, simple and easy, so is it time you contacted your MP and let them know 60% isn’t enough?