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Friends of the Earth Does Not Support Club4Climate

Posted Nov. 18, 2008 / Posted by: admin

CONTACT:
Nick Berning, 202-222-0748

Statement of Friends of the Earth-U.S.:

It has come to the attention of Friends of the Earth-U.S. that a U.K.-based firm called Club4Climate is linking to our website and implying an affiliation with our organization.

There is no such affiliation. Friends of the Earth does not support Club4Climate and has not given it permission to use its logo. We are not accepting financial contributions from Club4Climate.

Club4Climate wants people to fly to an island off the Greek coast where it claims “you can save the world drinking cocktails next to the pool.” This is misleading and something Friends of the Earth cannot endorse.

Aircraft emit large quantities of heat-trapping gases, and the idea of flying somewhere to have a party is antithetical to fighting global warming. Solving the climate crisis requires hard work and a phaseout of our use of fossil fuels, through conservation measures as well as a transition to clean forms of energy, such as wind and solar power. Club4Climate cannot "save the world" with a party and should not claim it can do so.

 

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Friends of the Earth (foe.org) is the U.S. voice of the world’s largest grassroots environmental network, with member groups in 70 countries. Since 1969, Friends of the Earth has been at the forefront of high-profile efforts to create a more healthy, just world.

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