Toronto Sculpture Garden

September 21, 2009 07:01 ET

Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity: Local Torontonians to Gather in Flash Mobs for Climate Action

Events all over the city and world will sound the alarm

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 21, 2009) -

Attention: News/Assignment/Photo Editors

Toronto residents will gather at the Toronto Sculpture Garden and 14 other locations across the city today, for five-minute "flash mobs" - part of a massive global event dedicated to speaking out on climate change.

Each event will have its own "personality." For example, at the Toronto Sculpture Garden, participants will come sporting suits and briefcases, with the message that "climate change is everyone's business." Events will involve cell phone alarms, stunts and calls to world leaders urging action at Copenhagen in December.

A UN climate pact in December risks failure unless world leaders revive bogged-down negotiations this week. A broad coalition of environmental organisations and other NGOs - called the TCKTCKTCK campaign for the urgency of climate change - is backing the global events.

WHO: A large group of Torontonians (ages 7 months to 70 years+), wearing suits and carrying briefcases

WHAT: Global Climate Wake-Up Call, Toronto Sculpture Garden

WHERE: 115 King St. E., east of Church

WHEN: Monday September 21 at 12:18 p.m.

WHY: Because according to a recent Harris/Decima survey, 74% of Canadians feel their government is not doing enough about climate change.

To locate other wake-up events in Toronto: http://www.avaaz.org/en/tcktcktck_map

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