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10/10/10 Global Work Party: Get In On The Action This Sunday!
Amanda Reed, 8 Oct 10

Bill McKibben of 350.org has invited everyone around the world to this weekend's 'Global Work Party,' which pairs grassroots environmental activism with political engagement:

It’s been a tough year...So we’re having a party.

Circle 10/10/10 on your calendar. That’s the date. The place is wherever you live. And the point is to do something that will help deal with global warming in your city or community.

We’re calling it a Global Work Party, with emphasis on both 'work' and 'party'...

Since we've already worked hard to call, email, petition, and protest to get politicians to move, and they haven't moved fast enough, now it's time to show that we really do have the tools we need to get serious about the climate crisis.

On 10/10/10 we'll show that we the people can do this--but we need bold energy policies from our political leaders to do it on a scale that truly matters. The goal of the day is not to solve the climate crisis one project at a time, but to send a pointed political message: if we can get to work, you can get to work too--on the legislation and the treaties that will make all our work easier in the long run.


What you are your plans for 10/10/10? Over 7,081 events in 188 countries are already planned (as of this posting). For a complete list of events in your area, visit www.350.org.


For inspiration, here are some pictures from last year's International Day of Climate Action courtesy of 350.org's Flickr stream:



GIBSONS B.C. Canada: An aerial view of the 344 (just short of 350 :-) people at the local rally. Taken with a 25 foot high mast and multiple fisheye pictures, it is warped into a "Little Planet." (Photo by Chris Yeske)



BELGRADE, Serbia: Students and community members planted trees to reduce global climate change.



CAPE TOWN, South Africa. Religious leaders march in a 350.org climate awareness procession in downtown Cape Town. Left front is Sheikh Muhamed Gallant (Muslim religion), center is Bulelani Macwili (African Traditional religion) and behind him, wearing purple robes is Archbishop Thabo Makgoba (Anglican church). (Photo by Paul Weinberg)



SHANGHAI, China: Greennovate and BEAN (Shanghai volunteer team) teamed up to organize an environmental education day at Fenfa Primary School in Shanghai’s Minhang district. The one-day workshop included environmental discussions, short films on environmental protection, decorating recycling bins, and potting plants. (Photo by Schuyler Olsson)



EAST PALO ALTO, California, United States: Volunteers with Collective Roots helped plant a community garden as part of a sustainable food initiative at the East Palo Alto Charter School.



SAN'A', Yemen: Youth learn about the impacts of climate change and take action against its dangerous effects. Young people hold educational signs in front of Yemen's largest mosque.



HOMER, Alaska, United States: A giant Salmon and 350 mosaic design by Mavis Muller on Bishops Beach.

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Comments

This is called many things: the powers of ten, Eames Day, 42 Day, etc. Some are simply calling 10/10/1910 day, or ten days Diez Diez. It’s one of those rare calendar that nobody really knows how to explain, but for some reason, we are all fascinated by it.
10/10/10 http://apusa.us/101010-3-4051/


Posted by: Zahra Khan on 10 Oct 10

This is called many things: the powers of ten, Eames Day, 42 Day, etc. Some are simply calling 10/10/1910 day, or ten days Diez Diez. It’s one of those rare calendar that nobody really knows how to explain, but for some reason, we are all fascinated by it.
10/10/10 http://apusa.us/101010-3-4051/


Posted by: Zahra Khan on 10 Oct 10

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