December 16, 2009

Tea Action

Today was our last chance for a Kenyan youth action. We presented the party delegates with a small gift, a sachet with a tea bag. It had the following inscription:
Dear Delegate,

We are the Youth from Kenya. Please accept this small token of our appreciation and trust as you negotiate our future. And please don't let us down.

Tea grows in the Kenyan highlands. An increase in global temperature of 2 degrees celsius or more will render the fertile highlands of Kenya, and the valuable tea and coffee industries with them, desolate. We are already seeing these areas changing beyond belief. Please make sure this is not the last tea you see from Kenya!

Of course its about more than tea, its about our survival.

With hope,
The Youth of Kenya



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