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17 Dec 2007

Support Friends of the Earth Donate NowIt's great to know that there are a growing number of people like you who care about the environment and want to do something about climate change. Today, I'd like to tell you about one simple step you can take that will make a real difference: donate €4 a month to Friends of the Earth.

"Never doubt that a small, group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
- Margaret Mead

It's no exaggeration to say that we're trying to change the world. Talk about a daunting challenge! But I really do believe that with your support - and the support of the many committed citizens here and around the world - we can make it happen. Because the alternative is too grim to think about.

If we don't stop runaway climate change:

  • millions of people in the world's poorest countries will lose their homes, livelihoods and hopes for survival.
  • we'll be faced with world-wide refugee crises far greater than anything we've ever seen.
  • we'll see more and more extreme storms, floods and hurricanes.

But it's not too late to stop it.

Environment ministers are meeting right now in Bali to start negotiations on a new global agreement on climate change. The shape of the deal hangs in the balance as I write. What is clear is that we will need to keep the pressure on to ensure words turn into action. You can help us do that by making a monthly gift of just €4.

We have a beautiful Friends of the Earth calendar for everyone who signs up before Christmas.

Thank you, and have a very happy Christmas and New Year.

Yours sincerely,

Oisin's Signature

Oisin Coghlan
Director
Friends of the Earth

PS - If you don't feel able to make a monthly gift at this time perhaps you'd consider a special Christmas gift to Friends of the Earth of €50?

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