On Saturday 20th January, coinciding with Penguin Awareness Day, we will have a Global Day of Action, to raise awareness and kickstart a global movement of people pushing for an Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary. We need YOU to help us make this happen!
About our action
We're going to meet at the office space we use for our meetings (on Old Orchard, off Walcot Street) Bath and do a bit of a tour of the all of the major landmarks, raise awareness of the campaign (hint, this includes some brilliant penguin outfits), get some petition signatures and some brilliant photos to spread the word further.
What do you need to do?
Please join us at the meeting space at Old Orchard to make our penguin costumes! It's definitey going to be a team effort, so please come at 12pm. It would be great if you could wear black and white, and of course comfy shoes as we'll be touring around Bath! A bonus would be if you brought some friends or family members with you. The more of us there are, the bigger impact we will make.
About the campaign
Almost half our planet is a vast blue wilderness outside of the boundaries of flags, languages and national divisions. It’s bigger than every continent combined and it belongs to us all. It’s our collective responsibility to protect our oceans, not only for the wildlife that lives there, but because the health of our oceans sustains our planet and the livelihoods of billions of people. Right now we have an opportunity to make history. Next October, the Antarctic Ocean Commission (an international body which includes the UK Government), will meet to decide whether to create the largest protected area on Earth: an Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary. This sanctuary would be five times the size of Germany.
An Antarctic Sanctuary would create a safe haven for penguins, whales, seals and other incredible wildlife, marking these waters off-limits to the industrial fishing vessels sucking up the tiny shrimp-like krill, on which Antarctic life relies. Healthy oceans can also help us to tackle the worst effects of climate change by soaking up carbon dioxide, so the benefits of ocean sanctuaries are truly global. But it will only happen if we rise up together to demand that our leaders fulfil the obligation we all have to protect our shared oceans. Join us to demand an Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call me on 07484285011.
Thanks and look forward to seeing you on Saturday 20th January.