Here’s the plan. Take one day and wield it to stop the climate from going haywire. October 24, 2009 is the International Day of Climate Action. The goal is, wherever you are on Oct. 24, organize an action using the number 350 as a symbol.
Why 350? 350 p.p.m. is the safe upper limit for carbon dioxide in our atmosphere. We are now at 387 p.p.m. (and that is why we had the torrential rain) BUT we may still manage it back to the safe zone. How? Your small step, one giant leap for mankind. Again, wherever you are on Oct. 24, do something using the number 350. Take a picture that speaks 350 words to our world leaders. Upload the photo to 350.org and they will deliver a visual petition from the entire planet to the powers that be.
With less than a week to go, people around the world have committed to: plant 350 trees in Bangladesh, hang 350 banners in Easter Island, have 350 divers in the Great Barrier Reef, and toll church bells 350 times. Even Buddhist monks have formed 350 with their bodies against the backdrop of the Himalayas.
Oct. 24 is six weeks before the crucial COP15 conference when world leaders meet in Copenhagen for a new climate treaty. If we make enough noise, our world leaders might go farther than mere politics and draw a road map that leads our planet back to safety.
100 nations are taking part. But we need you- you, your friends, friends of friends, partying with 350 as if there were no tomorrow. Because really, you are changing tomorrow, more than if you just changed your light bulb or brought your own bag.
What is happening in the Philippines? Choose an event near you or create one.