Since we got kicked out of the Bella Centre and our government still isn't doing anything about climate adaptation financing, we thought we'd do a bit of busking today. Armed with a guitar, a recorder, some homemade maracas, and some spoons, and holding up signs that read "Got any spare change for adaptation finance?," "additional funds only, please" and "your contribution would be greater than Canada's," we sang outside of the Bella Centre, at metro and train stations, as well as at Klimaforum, the alternative climate summit.
We're hoping to run into environment minister Jim Prentice in the near future (if he'll only answer our calls and emails) and present him with the monies we've raised to show him that we're ready to do our part, and that when it's for a good cause, there's always a way of finding funds.
Our most successful crowd pleaser? le voici: (to a verse and chorus of "with a little help from my friends," Harper's favourite)
Do we need better targets?
we've got dirty oil to sell
Could it be we're blocking progress?
Tar sands, bid the planet farewell
What do I do when we melt the ice caps?
(Send the tankers and the drillers in!)
How do I feel when we hit 550?
(The rising sea will never get to me!)
Oh, I get by with a little help from my sands,
Mmm, I'm PM with a little help from my sands,
Mmm, keeping carbon high with a little help from my sands.
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