Climate song is heard all over the world

WAGGGS delegates at the United Nations Climate Change Conference ‘COP16’, sang and danced the action song on 2 December, the Young and Future Generations Day, to raise awareness on climate change.

They were joined by Girl Guides and Girl Scouts from all over the world! Don’t miss the videos and photos we have received:

Guías de Honduras in action

The #10 Ixchel group of Asociación Nacional de Muchachas Guías de Honduras recorded this video:

Bolivian Girl Guides sing at their summer camp

The Asociación de Guías de Bolivia recorded their Climate Action song at their summer camp to raise awareness about climate change.

Winter volunteers at Our Chalet, Switzerland, made this great video

WAGGGS delegates making the dance at Cancun Messe

Dance made in Bollywood style at Sangam World Centre in India

 

Dance made in frosty Copenhagen

 
In Our Cabaña they also took action against climate change. Don't miss their video!
Guías de Mexico, Distrito Citlalli in Veracruz, sang the climate change song in Spanish.

Details about the YoFuGe Action

This song was first sung by youth at a Climate Change conference in Canada in 2005, and was performed by youth, including the WAGGGS delegation, at the 2009 climate change conference in Denmark.

The action song is easy to learn, so please follow the short instructional video:

The three-minute video includes introductions from WAGGGGS delegates at COP16 in both English and Spanish. You will see each delegate telling her member organization to “Think globally. Act locally.” Next, three delegates perform the action song slowly.  We encourage you to replay this section to learn the action song.  Next you will see the action song performed by the WAGGGS delegation at full speed-it is GREAT FUN!  

Climate Action Song Lyrics

Ooo. It’s hot in here!

There’s too much carbon in the atmosphere.

Stand up!

Take action. Take action.

And get some satisfaction.

Take action. Take action.

And get some satisfaction.

 (Repeat song again.)

No more delay! (repeat)

Climate justice today! (repeat)

Let us know about your action!

Whether you doing it on your own on your lawn or with your entire school - please share your experiences in singing the climate song on the WAGGGS website! Use the comment section below or email bernadette@wagggsworld.org your photos and videos!  We would love to hear from you!

Your comments

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Rena Ames - 11 November 2010 - 6.28PM (GMT)

This is a great idea and can't wait to know what it is we will be doing, besides the brief description. I look forward to returning for the instructions.

Thank you
Rena

Maria Jose - 15 November 2010 - 4.38PM (GMT)

I'll join the action!! And I'll commit to send this info to all our Guides at national level!!!

Congrats! Keep up the good work!!!

Rachel Swygart - 16 November 2010 - 4.16PM (GMT)

The staff at Our Cabana are ready to join the action.

Guías de México - 16 November 2010 - 7.31PM (GMT)

Guías de México is ready to join the activity.. :)

Sarah Kelty - 20 November 2010 - 8.16PM (GMT)

I'll spread the word to Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana here in the U.S. and the student environmental groups across the state of Kentucky. GREAT WORK WAGGGS DELEGATES!!! As a delegate at COP15, I can testify to the importance of your role at the conference. Keep it up--you have 10 million strong supporting you!! We are ONE voice and we ARE singing!!

Girl Guides of Canada - 22 November 2010 - 9.15PM (GMT)

We posted this information to our Facebook fan page and Tweeted it to our followers. (hashtag #YoFuGe_Action). Very exciting!

Katie Scales - 22 November 2010 - 11.54PM (GMT)

Our Chalet is ready for action!

Tamara McLean - 24 November 2010 - 2.58AM (GMT)

Kimberley Guides are in!

Sangam World Centre - 25 November 2010 - 8.09AM (GMT)

Sangam will be joining in with the action and looking forward to hearing what we are going to do to make an impact!

GUIAS DE VENEZUELA - 26 November 2010 - 6.13PM (GMT)

GUIAS DE Venezuela is looking forward the activity!

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