Right now Samsung is on the verge of signing a deal to build a huge coal fired power station in a fishing village in coastal Vietnam, Vung Ang 2.
Yet at the same time, Samsung UK’s Not a School program is teaching a course on “How to turn climate anxiety into positive action”. If Samsung really cares about climate anxiety, then why is it considering building more coal power?
One thing is for sure: to ensure a safe climate, the world cannot afford to build any more outdated fossil fuel projects. No amount of greenwashing will change this simple fact.
Let’s call on Samsung to prove that its concern about climate anxiety is genuine by confirming that it will not support Vung Ang 2.
how you can help
If you have 2 minutes:
Pick one of the messages below and click the button to tweet it to @SamsungUK. Feel free to customise the message - it will be more powerful if you do.
Is your concern about climate anxiety genuine, @SamsungUK? Despite your #NotASchool course on How to Turn Climate Anxiety into Positive Action, @Samsung is still considering building a new coal-fired power station in Vietnam, #VungAng2. #badcallsamsung
Teaching a course on climate anxiety will not greenwash the fact that your company is supporting coal-fired power, @SamsungUK. Prove to us that your concern is genuine: call on @Samsung to rule out building #VungAng2 in Vietnam. #notaschool #badcallsamsung
Is this a case of climate hypocrisy @SamsungUK? While your #NotASchool teaches a course on climate anxiety, @Samsung is considering building a new coal-fired power station in Vietnam. #badcallsamsung
If you have 5 minutes:
Samsung has released 3 videos on YouTube to promote its Not a School program. Get their attention by commenting on one of their videos - ask them how they can teach about climate anxiety in good conscience whilst considering building a new coal-fired power station.
If you have 10 minutes:
Click the button below and leave a comment on Samsung’s ‘Not a School’ website, telling them how you feel about the fact that they’re teaching about climate anxiety whilst simultaneously considering supporting a new coal fired power station.
If you are considering enrollment, or are already enrolled in their Not a School program (and especially the course on How to turn climate anxiety into positive action), be sure to mention that in your comment!
Here are the steps you'll need to take:
Click the button above, then scroll down and click 'register here'
Fill out the form to register for the course. On the next page, click 'Save and go to course'
Scroll down and leave your comment!
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People in Seoul, Tokyo, London, and California have responded to Samsung's support for coal, protesting outside Samsung stores and offices.