350.org is an international campaign to support a clear and bold solution to the climate crisis: reducing the level of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere to 350 parts per million.
The 350 goal has become a symbol of climate action around the world.
From the melting snows of Mt. Everest to the sinking beaches of the Maldives, people will gather to send a message to world leaders: 350!
Today, October 24, 2009, all across the world people are sending a message to the heads of States that will meet in Copenhagen in December to discuss Climate Change. Do they get it? I don’t see how anyone in their right mind could miss this.
Following is an email from Bill sent out today as this world-wide event unfolds: Thank you Bill McKibben for caring enough about us to organize this first of its kind world-wide demonstration of peace and love. You have proven that the power of one is omnipresent and can reach out and touch, inspire and motivate that common thread of humanity to live in peace and harmony with our environment for Goodness Sake. Thank you Bill.
I can hardly believe my eyes.
16 hours ago, citizens in New Zealand gathered before dawn next to a wind turbine on a mountaintop. As local elders said prayers to bless the global event, banners and signs were held high to to greet the planet’s first rays of sunlight on this most incredible of days.
As the sun continues across the planet we’ve been receiving photos and video of rallies in Ethiopia, bike rides in Wellington, SCUBA divers in Australia, organizers planting 350 trees in Thailand, hundreds of students marching in India and Nepal and Mongolia. And we’re getting reports from 350.org offices around the world that the phones are ringing off the hook with calls from the media who want to cover the story.
The day is just beginning and already it’s larger, more powerful, and so much more beautiful than I ever could have imagined. I’ve been a writer my entire life and yet words truly cannot describe what you have accomplished already. To truly grasp today, please stay tuned to our website as more and more photos come in from across the planet, and especially our evolving photo slideshow.
And the best news of all? The day has just begun!
P.S. Have a photo to contribute? Just send a decent-quality picture to email@example.com and make the subject “City, Country” and make sure that the body of the e-mail contains a description of the photo, any necessary photographer credits, and any other information you think we’ll need. So many thanks.”