This initiative, backed by several environmental and health groups, is a petition to raise at least a million signatures before the end of 2017, to influence the EU’s decision on whether or not to ban glyphosate completely. The extension has been temporarily halted and the aim is to have it banned altogether – by making the decision makers listen to the people!
What are the Global Unity Games?
The Global Unity Games: Tomorrow Together are an 11 day challenge to bring about unprecedented unity in communities around the world through compassionate action and service.
The Global Unity Games begin on 9/11, a National Day of Service and Remembrance, and continue through 9/21, the International Day of Peace. This period of time is known as the 11 Days of Global Unity.
In the days following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, our world experienced a time of unprecedented unity as people cast aside their differences and rose in service in the spirit of love and compassion. The Global Unity Games honor this legacy of compassion by bringing people around the world together to strive toward a better tomorrow through collective acts of service and kindness.
The Compassion Games is partnering with a broad coalition of non-profits, businesses, government agencies, universities, and organizations and groups to play together and sustain a 5-year campaign called Tomorrow Together. As expressed in the Global Unity Games, the goals of Tomorrow Together are to:
- 1. Ignite young people to express their strong desire for unity and change in the world
- 2. Build unity, empathy and service among young people of all faiths, races and ethnicities.
- 3. Establish 9/11 as a catalyst, mobilization and inflection point that continues the legacy of service and supports achieving the vital Sustainable Development Goals set for 2030.
Individuals and teams from all over the world can sign up to play and participate in the upcoming September 2016 Global Unity Games: Tomorrow Together.