General · 22nd October 2009
Robyn / Avaaz
On October 24th people are gathering to have fun in 4200 events around the world for climate action! In South Africa, Archbishop Thabo Makgoba will be taking part in a ‘Red Hot Faith-filled Climate Procession’ where people will be gathering to paint themselves red to highlight the overheating of the earth, march around parliament, and finish off with a picnic. Other organizers are climbing Mt. Everest, which makes a rally seem pretty fun and easy.
The International Day of Climate Action is being organized by 350.org, an international campaign dedicated to building a movement to unite the world around solutions to the climate crisis and the number 350 – as in parts per million, the level scientists have identified as the safe upper limit for CO2 in our atmosphere.
In response, people have been creatively using the number 350, collecting 350 postcards to deliver to parliament, 350 people biking down main street, or taking an aerial photo of a crowd spelling out 350 at a historic site. The sky is the limit, so grab your camera, join the local action here on Quadra, and have a lot of fun.We'll send pictures of our gathering to 350.org. It couldn't be easier and you didn't even need to climb a mountain!
More info? Click on the Climate Action picture (Frontpage top left) to go to the Gumboot's Climate Action section. See you at Blenkin Park from 11am to 12 noon on Saturday the 24th!