21 October 2009

Get ready for October 24: International Day of Climate Action

Saturday, October 24, will be the first-ever International Day of Climate Action. On that day, concerned individuals and groups around the world will take action to demand that our leaders get moving to address climate change.

More than 3,000 events are being planned, mostly focusing on the theme "350", which represents the safe upper limit for CO2 in our atmosphere (which we have already exceeded, by the way).

According to Grist.org, "Events will include everything from major rallies at iconic spots like the Taj Mahal and Machu Picchu, to underwater scuba-assisted protests, to mountain climbers hanging '350' banners and churches ringing their bells 350 times."

More info is available at 350.org. There you can find an event near you, or organize an event yourself.

Climate change is too big a problem to ignore any longer. Let's all take to the streets on Saturday and let the world leaders know that we want some real action now!

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