350.org declared yesterday a Global Work Party in it’s fight to stop global warming. Around the globe, people gathered together to bring attention to the plight of the planet and what we can do to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
As can be seen from the picture above, people in Azerbaijan gathered to push for more bicycle use. 188 countries are said to have participated in over 7,000 events yesterday. Organizers are still gathering information on all that took place.
350.org is named for the target level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere that is considered safe for humanity (350 parts per million). Currently we are at 388. The group advocates for government changes and grassroots efforts to reduce our carbon footprint. Obviously, events like 10/10/10 are making a difference.
Last year’s Global Day of Action created 5200 demonstrations in 181 countries. Planned events for this year included a bike fix-up day in New Zealand, installing solar panels at the President’s house in Maldives, and a carbon neutral picnic in Bolivia.
Suggested activities for the day included:
- Plant a tree
- Go solar
- Work in a community garden
- Take a bike ride
- Install wind power
- Increase efficiency
- Trash cleanup
With simple steps like these, we can all make a difference as we work to reach 350.
Photo courtesy of 350.org.