10/10/10 Global Day of Action
The following alert is from 350.org, an international grassroots campaign that aims to mobilize a global climate movement. By spreading an understanding of the science and a shared vision for a fair policy, it works to ensure that the world creates bold and equitable solutions to the climate crisis.
The 10/10/10 Global Work Party is almost here, and it’s shaping up to be the largest single day of carbon-cutting action in the planet’s history.
In the last two weeks alone, over 1,000 10/10/10 events have been registered. Events have been registered in 165 countries.
If you haven’t gotten involved yet, you can find an event to join near you by clicking here. If there isn’t one near you, you can register a new event by clicking here. And make sure to keep track of our event and country counters here.
When the day of action on 10/10/10 was announced, we expected that some people would plant a few trees – but we were blown away when we found out that a team in the Philippines is organizing 2,000 people to come out and plant mangroves. We expected that some people would promote sustainable transportation, but we weren’t expecting organizers in New Zealand to fix up every old bike in their capital city. People are thinking BIG for 10/10/10.
The buzz is building all around the world. Every day, we get more calls in the 350 office from reporters and politicians. They know something huge is in the works, and they want to get in on the action. Let’s make sure we’ve got something to show them on 10/10/10: now is the time to spread the word to make sure LOTS of people come to local events, and start working on your banners to make sure we get lots of iconic “350: Get to Work!” pictures to show the media.
This movement is made of real people and real stories. See photos here. We want to share yours too. So email us: send your latest updates to firstname.lastname@example.org and your pictures as attachments to email@example.com (make the subject line the “city, country” that the photo was shot in).
Together, we are building something truly amazing. It’s an honor to do it with all of you.
May Boeve, (@MayBoeve on Twitter), 350.org
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What is 350? 350 is the number that leading scientists say is the safe upper limit for carbon dioxide in our atmosphere. Scientists measure carbon dioxide in “parts per million” (ppm), so 350ppm is the number humanity needs to get below as soon as possible to avoid runaway climate change. To get there, we need a different kind of PPM-a “people powered movement” that is made of people like you in every corner of the planet.