Here’s What You Can Do: International Climate Action Day
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A few weeks ago I wrote my blog about Carbon Dioxide and International Climate Action Day. But I decided today that rather than writing a blog about something else, I wanted bring your attention right back to International Climate Action Day – which for those of you who aren’t familiar with it, is tomorrow (October 24th).
International Climate Action Day is a day where each and every one of us can take a little time out of our busy schedules and lives and do something that says “I stand for a safe climate future!” It doesn’t take much time or effort and thankfully, 350.org has tried to make it as simple as possible for people to join in and do something.
With everything from stencils to action maps showing where planned activities are taking place, from t-shirts to information to educate your community and more, there is no reason you too can’t be part of this global day. There are already over 4000 events planned in over 170 countries – make sure you are part of it!
Let me make it simple:
- Go to the 350.org website.
- Read the invitation on their website which explains what International Climate Action Day is and invites you to participate.
- Go to the 9-Step Organizing Plan page and follow those steps to plan and/or attend an event.
- And, if you blog, write a blog about it – let others know!
It’s never too late to plan or attend an event! 350.org has the tips, tools and information you need to make any event, big or small, a success. The more people that become aware of how their actions can lower CO2 levels, the better off we will be. And please remember, lowering CO2 levels is something each of us can work on every day: bike to work one day rather than drive, take public transportation, use a proven fuel additive or buy an electric vehicle, car-pool, hang your clothes out to dry, conserve water and energy, buy local food or grow your own herbs and vegetables, plant trees around your home, install solar panels on your roof….the list could go on and on.
But the most important thing to remember is this isn’t just about one day, it’s about every day. It’s about changing our habits and routines so that we will have a cleaner environment and many, many bright days ahead of us!
Great post Tara. Tis is an opportunity to get attention from everybody about the science of climate change and motivate people to change their habits!
Great post and everybody should join if they have the chance. That being said especially in the run up to the copenhagen climate conference everyday should be a climate action day.
Currently working on a project http://www.thisplace09.com which asks “What’s worth saving in #thisplace?” on twitter the answers will be published in a book and put in the hands of delegates @COP15. The thought is that twitter can be used to simplify a complex issue like climate change, give a voice to the millions of people around the world and then delivered to the ones calling the shots.
We can’t afford to be inactive anyday. So lets make spreading the word and climate change action something which happens on a daily basis.
Tks Glenn and Christian! Much appreciated. 🙂 Definitely hoping to encourage people to change their daily habits for themselves and the environment.