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What’s your wish for the G8?

Tanabata tree in SL

Tanabata is an old Japanese custom practiced on 7 July each year. You think of your wishes for the coming year, and tie them to a bamboo, sharing them with everyone else. This year Tanabata time coincides with the G8 Summit in Japan, and Global Call for Action Against Poverty (the campaign formerly known as Make Poverty History) is inviting people to submit their wishes for the G8, to be formed into a petition to the Japanese Prime Minister, as the summit opens. You can now take part in Second Lifeā„¢ too. We’ve put a Tanabata tree on Union Island, and just so you don’t miss it, we’ve made it a BIG one.

Add your name to the campaign action, and thanks to the wonders of XML (kindly programmed for us by QA Computing’s David Boelke), you’ll see your wish appear on the tree alongside everyone else’s.

If you’ve got a home space in SL, or your own sim, drop us a note and we’ll send you another little Tanabata of your own, which also updates with wishes. Let’s spread this campaign right around SL in time for the G8!

2 Responses to “What’s your wish for the G8?”

  1. That world leaders recognise the pressing world security issues of climate change, poverty and social inequality, and invest in these, rather than the renewal of nuclear weapons programmes.

  2. [...] take one from Union Island (you can’t miss it – under the giant Tanabata we have), and stick it in your own home. If you know anyone or any groups that would like one too, [...]

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