"Canadians aren't quitters:" Open Video Letter to Prime Minister Released

Canadian Tzeporah Berman Announces Vblog from Copenhagen Climate Summit

VANCOUVER, Dec. 4 /CNW/ - Tzeporah Berman today released the first vblog in a program to provide play-by-play analysis of the UN climate summit in Copenhagen for Canadians. The video is a pep talk to Stephen Harper to stop "underestimating" Canadians and join the "new economy of the 21st century." www.zerocarboncanada.ca

"Obama is outspending Canada 14 to 1 on green stimulus, Europe is way out ahead, Japan is way more efficient," Berman says in the video. "But Canadians aren't quitters." "And anyone who gets up on stage with Yo-Yo Ma isn't a quitter."

In Berman's video blog she calls on Harper to "stop underestimating Canadians" and pointed to examples of world-leading innovations such as insulin, heartvalves and the zipper (!).

Explaining the strategy behind the video campaign Berman says: "Canada is taking so much criticism abroad because everyone can see that the government is not even trying. We are not even matching US efforts. But Canadians aren't defeatists."

The video will be released on Facebook, YouTube, twitter and enews to hundreds of thousands of Canadians who are PowerUP Canada supporters or CARP members.

Tzeporah has been one of Canada's leading environmental voices for over a decade and is now the Executive Director and one of the co-founders of the new national climate initiative PowerUp Canada. PowerUP Canada is a leading voice for strong laws, investments and policies to support the expansion of a clean economy and combat global warming. The launch of PowerUP Canada, release of the "Time to Get Serious on Climate Change" statement and our green stimulus recommendations to the last federal budget were supported by large citizens groups such as CARP (Canadian Association of Retired Professionals) and many opinion leaders, including five former Prime Ministers, leading academics and Canadian celebrities. Recently Tzeporah has been appointed to British Columbia's Green Energy Task Force and as an Ambassador for Canada by the Global Observatory project (www.globalobservatory.net) at the United Nations Climate Summit in Copenhagen. This month Tzeporah was featured as the cover story in Reader's Digest magazine and featured in Vancouver Magazine. She will be in Copenhagen from December 13 - 21st.

Tzeporah Berman will be writing and videoblogging the Copenhagen climate summit at www.zerocarboncanada.ca and can be found on Twitter/Tzeporah

SOURCE POWERUP CANADA

For further information: For further information: Tzeporah Berman, (604) 313-4713

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