Thank you for helping us make this week a success!
–The GJEP Team
What was it all about? Read the original call below!
27 February 2015
Join the action at the Brazilian Embassy or Consulate near you!
See below for list of locations and how you can take part.
Take action in solidarity with Brazilian social movements and organizations to stop the legalization of socially and ecologically destructive GE trees
On THURSDAY March 5, 2015, CTNBio, the agency that regulates GMOs in Brazil, will decide on an industry request to legalize the commercial development of genetically engineered eucalyptus trees.
CTNBio may approve this commercial release of genetically engineered (GE) eucalyptus.
That is, UNLESS there’s enough pressure, both nationally and globally, to change their mind.
If this request is approved, it will be an unprecedented decision, with devastating social and environmental impacts not only for Brazil but around the world.
In the US, a similar request to the USDA from GE tree company ArborGen to legalize their GE eucalyptus trees is currently pending, and doubtless the US will be paying close attention to this decision in Brazil.
We need you to help stop this disaster!
We are mobilizing an Emergency Day of Action to STOP GE Trees NEXT TUESDAY, March 3rd and we need your help to make it a success!
Here’s how you can take part on Tuesday:
Go to the Brazilian Embassy or Consulate nearest to you (see list of locations at the bottom of this post).
Bring signs, banners and some friends. Use these simple slogans (please use both English and Portuguese):
Brazil: No GMO Trees! / Brasil: Não às árvores transgênicas!
Brazil: STOP GMO Trees! / Brasil: Parem as árvores transgênicas!
Take some photos of you and your group with signs and banners in front of the Embassy or Consulate and send them to us by 2 PM EST (19:00 GMT) on Tuesday. This is crucial! We’ll include what we get in our press release on the action and any other media we produce.
Please print this protest letter, adding your or your group’s name, and hand it to the receptionist at the Embassy or Consulate where you are.
And Tweet your photos and updates from your awesome action using the hashtag #stopgetrees.
(Please let us know if you will take part by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org)
Brazilian Embassy and Consulates in the US and Canada:
Brazilian Embassy in Washington
3006 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20008
(+1) 202 238 2700
(+1) 202 238 2827
Brazilian Consulate General in Atlanta
3500 Lenox Road, Suite 800
One Alliance Center
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
(+1) (404) 949-2400
Brazilian Consulate General in Chicago
401 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1850
Chicago, Illinois 60611
(+1) (312) 464 0244
Brazilian Consulate General in Houston
Park Tower North
1233 West Loop South, Suite 1150
Houston, Texas 77027
(+1) (281) 384 4966
Brazilian Consulate General in Los Angeles
8484 Wilshire Boulevard, suite 300
Los Angeles, California 90211
(+1) (323) 651 2664
(+1) (323) 651 1274
Brazilian Consulate General in Miami
80 SW 8th Street, 26th floor
Miami, Florida 33130-3004
(+1) (305) 285 6200
Brazilian Consulate General in New York
225 E 41st St, New York, NY 10017
(+1) (917) 777 7777
Brazilian Consulate General in San Francisco
300 Montgomery Street, suite 300
San Francisco, California 94104
(+1) (415) 981 8170
(+1) (415) 986 4625
Honorary Consulate of Brazil in Fort Lauderdale
2385 N.W. Executive Center Drive, Suite 100
Boca Raton, Florida 33431 , United States
(+1) (561) 210-7192
Honarary Consulate in Seattle
World Trade Center West Building
2200 Alaskan Way, Suite 450
Seattle, WA 98121
Brazilian Consulate in Philadelphia
5415 N. Lawrence Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19120
Mr Paul Thomas Johnson, Consul
(+1) (215) 275-6890
Brazil Honorary Consulate in Salt Lake City
180 S 300 West, Suite 130
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Honorary Consul of Brazil
Brazilian Consulate in San Diego
8047 Caminito Mallorca
La Jolla, California 92037
(+1) (858) 453-8383
Brazilian Consulate General in Phoenix
1322 E. Louis Way
Tempe, Arizona 85284
Caio Pagano, Consul General
Consulate General of Brazil in Norfolk
500 E Plume Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
Brazilian Consulate in New Orleans
365 Canal Street, Suite 1600
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
Mr David Paul Schulingkamp
Brazilian Consulate in Memphis
1256 N. McLean Blvd.
Memphis, Tennessee 38108
Mr Edson P. Peredo, Consul
(+1) (901) 272-6505
Brazilian Consulate in Las Vegas
7205 Madonna Drive
Las Vegas, Nevada 89156
(+1) (702) 350 2999
Mr Luis Antonio de Souza e Silva
Brazilian Consulate in Honolulu
3056 Kalakaua Ave #7W
(+1) (808) 235-0571
Eric Guimaraes Crispin
Brazilian Consulate General in Vancouver
2020-666 Burrard Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 2X8
(+1) (604) 696 5311
(+1) (604) 696 5366
Brazilian Consulate General in Toronto
77 Bloor Street West, Suite 1109
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1M2
(+1) (416) 922 2503
(+1) (416) 922 1832
Brazilian Embassy in Ottawa
450 Wilbrod Street, Ottawa
Ontario K1N 6M8
(+1) 613 237 1090
Brazilian Consulate General in Montreal
1 Wood Ave
(+1) (514) 499 0968