During the Bangkok and Barcelona Climate Talks, teams of youth in Berlin and Washington DC got involved in the Fossil of the Day awards on a personal level... by going to the embassies of the winning countries and delivering Fossil of the Day awards to the ambassadors, representatives, security personnel - whoever would take it! The response was phenomenal in Barcelona, as video and photos sent over Facebook came back to the amazed delegates in the conference halls.
Embassy staff are required to report all abnormal events back to their governments, so this has the potential to be really HUGE - imagine the reaction if news that groups around the globe visit 5 Canadian embassies... Or 25! And we have the tools to help you: videos of past deliveries, templates of letters to be delivered with the award, and advance notice of the winners during each day of the Copenhagen conference!
Want to join in? Just join our group on Facebook and stay up to date with the deliveries, and let all your friends know. If you live in a capital city ANYWHERE in the world, or if you know someone who does, you can also join the coordination group. This is where you get things like stickers to print out for the awards, advance information on winners, sample letters and press releases. And of course there is this very website, which will feature the best deliveries from around the world, as well as the official event in Copenhagen.
Let's go out and shame the countries blocking progress in the climate talks!