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Message from Lucy
Last Updated: 17 August 2009

Second message from Lucy

A new message from Lucy to Sign On Supporters including a new photo of Lucy with orange/red hair. We've seen Lucy with black, brown, red, blond and now orange/red. Lucy had to rush from the set of Spartacus to the meeting...with wig and all.



A huge thank-you to everyone who came along to the Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin target consultations in the past few days. Hundreds have turned up at each meeting.

If you've been unable to attend your local meeting, please submit a short statement via the Sign On website, which we'll display to Environment Minister, Nick Smith in a public way. You can also attend the "online" consultation meeting on Monday 20th July (details below).

I had to rush to the Auckland meeting straight from work on set, wig and all. I was glad to be there. It was fascinating, frustrating and dramatic. I highly recommend it as a night out!

To Nick Smith, we delivered a very strong message that a 40% carbon reduction by 2020 is the only acceptable goal. This is in line with what scientists are now telling us is the minimum target for staving off global catastrophe.

For about 40 minutes Dr Smith was reasonably impressive with his presentation and bar graphs and then he dropped what for me was a clanger. He responded to one question that no, he would not oppose digging up Happy Valley in order to sell coal to India because, let's face it, they'd just get it from somewhere else! I am paraphrasing but that was the gist of it.

It seems that this government does have a moral compass. And on it Business points North. Thus, it is VITAL that as many business people as possible impress upon our minister and our international negotiators, Tim Groser and Adrian Macey, the opportunities that green business models will afford us. Tell us your success stories.

Tell them what degradation of the environment and climate will cost your business.

And tell your friends. We need all hands on deck. If Germany and Scotland can set emission reduction goals of 40% and 42%, we can too.

We have a great deal of know how. What we lack presently is political will and policy. Let's give our Prime Minister the mandate to seek the necessary 40% reduction by 2020.

No one ever won gold by setting the bar at a comfortable height.

We can do this!

Yours truly,
Lucy Lawless

PS - here are the details of the online target consultation on Monday 20th.

Visit from 7.30pm on Monday 20th July for an online video conference with Environment Minister, Nick Smith. Questions can be submitted in advance at

Government climate change target online consultation

TAKE ACTION: Couldn't make it to the meeting?

If you couldn't make it to the meeting you can still submit a short statement via the Sign On website.



Just got this update email from Greenpeace Sign On Campaign from Lucy thanking all the Sign On Supporters:

Dear Mary

lucy-planetb.jpegThanks for speaking up and Signing On.

We have to tell our government the financial recession is not an excuse to do nothing.

In the next two weeks we've got a chance to do exactly that - at public consultation meetings over New Zealand's climate change target. Please turn up to make your voice heard, I will be.

The catastrophe of global warming will make the recession look like a sour little joke. Clearly, something has to change. Nobody ever went out of business by adapting to the times.

John Key must carry our message to Copenhagen this December - that we care desperately about the health of this planet.

There are brilliant minds in science, engineering and agriculture who know how to reduce our contribution to climate change.

Let's not waste time and knowledge.  The Earth has been so good to us. What have we done for her lately?

Lucy L

PS -

Put it in your diary and don't forget to join other Sign On supporters at the public meeting in your region.

This is our chance to talk directly to Government ministers. Let's send them a clear message - 40% by 2020. Details below.

Government climate change target consultation meetings


Monday 6 July, 7.30 - 9.30 pm
Oceania Room, Te Papa
Cable St, Wellington


Tuesday 7 July, 7.30 - 9.30 pm
Princess Ballroom B and C
Hotel Hyatt Regency Auckland
Cnr Princes St and Waterloo Quadrant
Auckland Central


Wednesday 8 July, 7.30 - 9.30 pm
Hall C, Convention Centre
Kilmore St, Christchurch


Thursday 9 July, 7.30 - 9.30 pm
Clifford Skeggs Gallery, Dunedin Centre
1 Harrop St, Dunedin


Friday 10 July, 7.30 - 9.30 pm
Icon Room, Heritage Hotel
91 Fernhill Drive, Queenstown


Monday 13 July, 7.30 - 9.30 pm
Waikato Room, SkyCity Hamilton
346 Victoria St, Hamilton

New Plymouth

Tuesday 14 July, 7.30 - 9.30 pm
Conference Room, Plymouth International
Cnr Courtenay and Leach Sts, New Plymouth


Wednesday 15 July, 7.30 - 9.30 pm
Ocean Suite, East Pier
Hardinge Rd, Ahuriri, Napier


Friday 17 July, 7.30 - 9.30 pm
Waimea Room, Rutherford Hotel
Trafalgar Square, Nelson

If you can't make it to the meeting you can still submit a short statement via the Sign On website. We will project them all on a wall somewhere where they'll be very hard to miss! -

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