Thursday, October 8, 2009
Insert Your Photo Here (NYC Times Square, 30 Feet Tall)
This just arrived in my email inbox from 350.org ...
The 350.org team has just secured permission to display the 350 photos from around the world on the MASSIVE screens in the heart of New York City, with global media standing by to broadcast the story worldwide! That means that your photo can appear 30 feet (about 10 meters!) tall for the world to see. We've always said that we want to inject this number deep into the information consciousness of the planet, and Times Square is about as close to the the mainstream as you can get.
The photos from the big day will all have the number 350 depicted in them somehow, and will act as a huge visual petition that we'll send to world leaders. On the Monday after October 24th, the 350.org crew will be visiting UN headquarters to hand-deliver the photos to diplomats and delegates the world over.
In order to join the visual petition --
The important thing is to have fun, bring people together, and when you are done upload a photo to 350.org with "350" somehow depicted in it. Our crew will be working alongside local event organizers to make sure that these photos appear in newspapers large and small on October 25th-the same newspapers that politicians all over the world use as a barometer of public opinion.
If you are new to the October 24th International Day of Climate Action --
If you haven't already started or joined one of the 1800+ local actions, it's not too late-lots can be done in just two weeks. In fact, the European 350.org crew just whipped up a fantastic guide to quick, fun, and easy actions you can organize in 2 weeks or less. Highlights include: zero-carbon picnics (like Jean in Bordeaux!), a hike for 350 (like Pavel in Kazakastan!), edible art (like Sylvia in Switzerland!), postcards to politicians (like Urszula in Poland!)...
Info on how to join an action here.
Info on how to start an action here.