Join the Global Climate Work Party on October 10, 2010

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.

The international climate action organization 350.org and dozens of partners are coordinating what they're calling a Global Work Party. In Auckland, New Zealand, they’re having a giant bike fix-up day, to get every bicycle in the city back on the road. In the Maldives, they’re putting up solar panels on the President’s office. In Kampala, Uganda, they're going to plant thousands of trees, and in Bolivia they’re installing solar stoves for a massive carbon neutral picnic.

The Wilderness Society is thrilled to support the Global Work Party and we encourage you to join a project near you on October 10th or go ahead and start one. It is not too late to get involved.

Click the image below to see photos of 10/10/10 events going on around the world:

101010 Events around the world

You can search for an event to join at www.350.org/map

Or you can sign up to host a local event at www.350.org/oct10

Congress has so far failed to get its job done it is time for each of us to join together and make an impact. Together, in our communities, we can demonstrate that there is much work to be done and people willing to do it.

The day’s goal, writes event organizer Bill McKibben, “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.”

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