Join federal party leaders - sign the KYOTOplus pledge

Sierra Club of Canada

April 2, 2008

Hi! Moments ago, opposition party leaders Stéphane Dion, Gilles Duceppe and Jack Layton signed a historic pledge to fight climate change. The KYOTOplus pledge is part of a national global warming petition campaign launched today on Parliament Hill by Sierra Club Canada and a broad collective of environmental and public interest organizations. The Prime Minister and Environment Minister John Baird were also invited to sign the pledge, but declined.

I am giving you the inside scoop so that you can be among the first to sign the KYOTOplus citizens petition. I am especially encouraging you to use the Send-to-a-friend feature to jump start the momentum on this petition today. Please go to:

KYOTOplus will gather the pledges of citizens and politicians who want Canada to take a leadership role on global warming - both domestically and internationally. It calls on elected Canadian politicians to "work to ensure that Canada honours its Kyoto commitment and sets a national target of cutting its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 25 per cent, relative to the 1990 level, by 2020."

Our goal is one million signatures. In the words of our own Emilie Moorhouse: "By signing the pledge, the three opposition leaders are the first of what we hope will be a majority of Canadian politicians committing to doing the right thing on climate change. KYOTOplus gives Canadians the opportunity to mobilize and pressure their government to protect our climate."
Early momentum will be important in this campaign so please sign the petition today and send it to as many friends as you can. Let’s start something big! Go to: