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Tomorrow is 10/10/10!

October 9th, 2010 No comments

On 10/10/10, the planet is getting to work on climate change with 1600+ events in 135+ countries. Learn more about what’s happening!

350.org is an international campaign that’s building a movement to unite the world around solutions to the climate crisis—the solutions that science and justice demand.

The theory of change is simple: if an international grassroots movement holds our leaders accountable to the latest climate science, we can start the global transformation we so desperately need.

ecycler will be out in full force collecting cans and other recyclables!

Check out their site… Find an event… Make a difference in our World!

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Results from International Day of Climate Action

October 27th, 2009 2 comments

According to the 350.org site, the International Day of Climate Action was a huge success (October 24, 2009). Here’s an excerpt from the 350.org site:

What you’ve accomplished so far:

1) ‘World’s most widespread day of political action’ last Saturday, with 5245 actions in 181 countries.

International Day of Climate Action - Golden Gate Bridge

International Day of Climate Action - Golden Gate Bridge

2) Saturation press coverage, that has helped drive the 350 number home. At one point this weekend, we were the top story (simultaneously) on CNN, The New York Times, Le Monde, Google News, and on and on all around the world. Millions of people now know that scientists say that 350 parts per million carbon dioxide is the most that we can safely have in the atmosphere.

3) 19,000 photos, and many hours of video, documenting the day’s actions.

4) The first delivery of batches of those photos, to the Secretary General of the UN.

What comes next:

1) The delivery by local organizers everywhere of photos of their events to their local, regional, and national officials and a report (link here) on the response

2) Our core team is getting ready to go to Barcelona in a few days. It’s the site of the last negotiating session before the big Copenhagen climate conference in December. We’ll be distributing photos, factsheets, and scientific data to every delegate there, using the power of your events to insure they listen to the science

3) We’re busy planning with other big organizations for how best to coordinate actions going into Copenhagen. We’ll let you know as quickly as we can as plans develop.

350.org is an international campaign dedicated to building a movement to unite the world around solutions to the climate crisis–the solutions that science and justice demand.

Our mission is to inspire the world to rise to the challenge of the climate crisis—to create a new sense of urgency and of possibility for our planet. Our focus is on the number 350–as in parts per million, the level scientists have identified as the safe upper limit for CO2 in our atmosphere. But 350 is more than a number–it’s a symbol of where we need to head as a planet.

Check out some great images of the event on the 350.org Flickr site

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International Day of Climate Action – October 24, 2009

October 23rd, 2009 No comments

October 24 is the International Day of Climate Action, and if you haven’t heard about it (where have you been?), it’s time to get involved.

350.org Campaign

350.org Campaign

The global talks taking place in December in Copenhagen represent an opportunity to save the planet from…ourselves. But it looks like participating governments are still a little hesitant to commit—which is where the people they represent (citizens like you and me) come in. From now until October 24, people should be organizing and spreading the word that if we don’t do enough now to slow global warming, it’s going to be too late.

The idea of the International Day of Climate Action is to put pressure on governments to push for what the Tck Tck Tck campaign calls an “ambitious, fair, and binding” climate deal in Copenhagen.

It is probably too late to organize your own event. But, check out this page and support an event near to you!

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