FRANKE JAMES

Cheerleaders for climate action! #GreatClimateRace

by Franke James

On a cloudy Vancouver day with glass and concrete towers looming…

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I saw Polar Bears roaming freely

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I saw Climate Action Heroes smiling and flashing victory signs…

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I saw the clock ticking — because climate change is a race against time…

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I saw the racers take off…

I sprung off too… and saw people holding placards. What are they protesting?

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Oh! They’re not protestors — they’re cheerleaders for climate action…

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Using humour and a little vanity to inspire action. Nice!

I saw a band serenading the racers and more cheerleaders — this time with pompoms.

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I saw this Sun-tastic idea to brighten up Vancouver!

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I saw “Save the Polar Bears” and realized I misread the sign…

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I saw a young woman telling me to hurry up…

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I saw this sign — and realized that included me.

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I saw Ban Ki Moon’s quote opposite “You look so skinny” and wondered which would inspire more people.

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I saw this and knew we have a bright energy future.

I saw an opportunity for a selfie at the 8km mark and grabbed it!

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I saw the hero who got 1,000 people out for the Great Climate Race in Vancouver.

Great Climate Race founder Ben West photo by Franke James

And I knew it was just the beginning of a great movement because it lived up to the promise “the most fun you’ve ever had changing the world”.

Cheers for Ben West and the Great Climate Race team for such a fun way to change the world. Take a bow!

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