Are you a kid?
Write to the World Leaders because they have to make important decisions for the planet.
Children are writing to the World Leaders participating at the COP 21
196 presidents, princes, kings and queens from the whole world will soon have a meeting.
A very big one.
They will have to take difficult decisions for the future.
The children can help them.
This HUGE meeting is called the COP 21*.
The leader of your country will participate.
This meeting will take place in Paris, from November 30th to December 11th 2015.
The participants will have to sign a world official agreement that will be very important for our future on this earth.
*COP 21 means 21st session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
The kid’s opinions are important to decide the future of the planet!
The Leaders have the responsibility to prepare the world of tomorrow.
But you will live longer on the planet than they will.
Write a message to them, so they think A LOT about the coming generations.
How does it work?
From July 1st to November 20th: message writing
Young earthlings from the whole world create messages at home, at the school, at the library, at festivals,…
Everywhere on earth.
From July to November 2015: retreivement of messages
The kid’s messages from all over the world are gathered in Paris.
September 2015: A huge mail box on wheels
The last horse-driven carriage from Paris has been transformed into a vegetalized messaging carriage.
This carriage belongs to the mail man’s daughters, a group that helps the environment by recycling = creating.
The carriage holds postal-art workshops, during the happening called ¨The road is clear to Montreuil¨ and during the day without cars in Paris .... It parades along with 195 vegetalized toy-trucks, created collectively by the groups called ¨Paris Label¨, ¨Engaged citizens¨ and ¨Flower Umbrellas for climate¨.
December 2015: broadcast of the children’s messages to the world leaders
All children’s messages will be broadcasted by children-messengers during the COP 21.
Who can send a message?
All young earthlings from 6 to 21 years old.
You can send your own personal message or a group message with your friends, your family or your school class.
Who to write to?
You can write your message to all 196 leaders or to one in particular.
Write their names clearly on your message.
Don’t you know by heart who are the Presidents, Princes, Sultans, Great Duks or Emperors?
We don’t either.
Let the imagination fly!
Let’s make beautiful letters!
A great letter, a message with a surprise, it makes them want to read it!
You can send an e-mail that will be printed.
The important thing is that your message comes from your heart.
You can also create an unusual letter as postal-art.
You can make a message in a bottle, on a shoe or even something from the garbage that you transform.
You can draw. You can also decorate an envelope.
Your message must be made strong enough so it can be transported.
In what language to write?
If you speak more than one language, you can also mix them.
If you’re not sure about the spelling, it’s no problem.
Things to remember before sending your message
Write clearly on your message:
You can also join a photo of yourself with your message.
You can film the person who reads the message and send the video.
Where to send the message?
2 choices: by e-mail or by regular mail
By regular mail
Projet "Messages aux Chefs d'Etat"
213 rue Saint Maur
75 010 Paris
They have written the first messages :
Clara (8 years old, Bagnolet), Bastien (11 years old, Paris), Théo (9 years old, Réunion), Elisa (8 years old, Paris), Carol (19 years old, Montreuil), Larissa (12 years old, Montreuil), Georddhy (9 years old, Bagnolet), Immaneulla (8 years old, Bagnolet), Nayar (15 years old, Stockholm), Gaby (10 years old, Montreuil), Marvin (10 years old, Bagnolet), Aytal (12 years old, Siberia)...
To the King of Spain, to the presidents of France, Mali, Mexico, Algeria and to all the State Leaders.
Young earthlings frim Haïti, Uganda, Sweden, France, UK, Tunisia, Marocco, Israel, Russia, Madagascar, la Réunion already sent their messages.
Join your voice with them, create your own message !
Delphine Grinberg et les Terriens malins
Les Filles du Facteur et la roulotte messagère
Paris Label et les 195 p'tits camions végétalisés
Bibliothèque jeunesse de la Cité des sciences et de l'Industrie
Felipe (Festival du livre et de la presse d’écologie)
L'école nomade Kveneleken, l'école de Kharyyalakh, l'école d'Oleniok, République de Sakha ou Yakoutie, Russie
Alliance française de Nijni Novgorod, Kazan
Une communauté touareg au Niger
L'association Remue Méninges à Bègles
Agence des Espaces Verts de la Région Ile de France
Gymnase 53, Nijni Novgorod
Bibliothèques des Batignolles, Gutenberg, Georges Brassens à Paris
Le MUZ musée des oeuvres des enfants
2nde Services aux personnes et aux Territoires, Lycée de Kerplouz-LaSalle-Auray (Morbihan)
Médiathèque Institut Français Meknès
Ecole Saint-Exupéry, Pourrières
Ecole Idunskolan, Stockholm, Suède
Maison de l'enfant, Boulogne Billancourt
Enfants de Alaamouna, Marrakech
Kuwenya eco school, Ouganda
Association Bul' de Mômes, Saint-Ouen-les-Vignes, France
Club Planète Jeunes de Tékane MAURITANIE
Ecole Voltaire, Drancy
The climatic problems
What would happen if we don’t do anything?
It will soon become too hot for some animals and plants to survive.There will be more and more dryness, storms and floods. Millions of people will be chased out of their homes due to the rising of the oceans and the lack of food.
Fortunately, more and more solutions are being found.
Everywhere, there are good initiatives being developed by cities, businesses and associations that exchange good ideas.
Some children also react and speak up!
We can react if we decide so.
This international agreement will affect your adult life.
Signed in 2015, it will come into effect in 2020
For the first time, we must achieve a universal agreement that will permit a durable transformation of our societies.
To achieve this, we will have to accept big changes.
Every country will have to make an effort, and the rich countries will have to show solidarity towards the poor countries.
Selfishness will have to go away so future generations can live well on this planet.