Friday, October 23, 2009
TOMORROW! Saturday, October 24th! International Day of Climate Action!! Where will YOU be?
photo: fadhu, abee and koki for 350! Little Weekend vacation @ Banyan Tree maldives Vabbinfaru! We won't be seeing this beautiful beach and ocean if we don't act now! Photo courtesy of 350.org on Flickr.
Saturday's the day -- October 24, the International Day of Climate Action. So join the nearest 350 action knowing you'll be part of something big.
Very big, in fact.
This campaign has gone viral--there will be 4,000+ events taking place simultaneously in over 175 nations. As far as the 350.org organizers can tell, this is going to be the single most widespread day of political action about any issue that our planet has ever seen.
Here are some of the highlights:
* In Hungary, hundreds of bathers will jump into the public baths in Budapest and do a 350 synchronized swimming performance.
* In Nepal, over a thousand young people and monks will march to the Swayambhunath world heritage site temple where they will form a large 350 with traditional lanterns.
* In the United States, 350 people will dance to Michael Jackson's Thriller in Seattle -- because if we don't stop global warming, we might as well be undead.
* In Panama, indigenous youth will lead a moonlight vigil in Kuna Yala, their vulnerable low-lying islands off the coast of Panama, forming a 350 at sunrise.
Check out the 350.org Flick photostream here.
You can find an action near you, here.
If you're in San Francisco, check out this preview of the day's events --
And WHY is this called 350.org???
350 parts per million is the safe level of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere according to the latest science, and it's the target world leaders should commit to when they sign a new international climate treaty in December.
Labels: 350.org, Alliance for Climate Education, Grind For The Green International Day of Climate Action