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Rörd till tårar över 10/10/10
oktober 8, 2010, 7:25 f m
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Fick just detta i min maillåda, från Bill McKibben, grundare av 350.org, en av initiativtagarna till 10/10/10, världens största aktionsdag nu på söndag för klimatet. Och jag blev så rörd, över att allt det här sker i världen just nu. Det ger mig en otrolig kraft och hopp och jag kände att jag ville dela med mig av brevet här nedan. Det är en gigantisk rörelse av människor som jobbar för din och min framtid just nu. Kolla in den svenska hemsidan för att se vad som händer i Sverige: http://world.350.org/sverige/. Eller den Internationella för att se vad som händer i nästan världens alla länder (endast 4 länder i HELA världen som inte deltar i nuläget) http://www.350.org/workparty

I Stockholm kommer vi vara på Sergels Torg där det blir flashmobbar, klädbytardag, vi finns på plats med HOME och Heroes of Today, massor med klimatbra workshops och annat gott. Kolla här: http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=155903307767648

Och på kvällen i Stockholm blir det No More Lullabies evenemang på Strand vid Hornstull, som Ane Brun är initiativtagare till. http://www.nomorelullabies.org/2010/09/1010-work-party/

Dear Friends,

When we first announced the Global Work Party scheduled for this weekend, I had three worries:

1) Since so many of you had done such a good job last year–5200 events in 181 countries, what CNN called ”the most widespread day of political action in the planet’s history”–I was concerned that it was going to be hard to top.

2) Because the Global Work Party called for real, tangible Work, I thought fewer people would be willing to rise to the challenge.

3) It had been a discouraging year, with the failures in Copenhagen and in the US Congress, and the unwillingness of governments all over the world to take any sort of meaningful climate action. People told me the movement was deflated, and that no one had any energy left.

As it turned out, I didn’t need to worry.

Thanks to you, this weekend will be remembered as the day when a single message blanketed more of the planet than ever before. This won’t just be the most widespread day of carbon-cutting action in the planet’s history–it will be the most widespread day of just about anything the earth has ever seen.

In the same year when global temperatures have set one scary new record after another, you are rewriting the record books for civic engagement. We don’t have the final numbers yet because registrations are still streaming in, but it’s clear that we’re on track to shoot past 7000 events in 188 countries. That leaves four countries unaccounted for: North Korea, Andorra, Equatorial Guinea, and San Marino. Barring those, the entire planet is engaged. Which makes sense, since this is the first issue that involves the entire planet.

We look at the map of events around the world and some days it seems crazy, that this many people would volunteer to do this much work in this many places. But mostly it just seems beautiful.

And now we need to make sure that everyone sees just how beautiful. Your photos will be how we show politicians and the media that people around the world aren’t just ready for climate solutions–we’re getting to work building them.

So remember to email your top photo to ‘photos@350.org’–and put your City and Country in the subject line, and put a short description of your event in the body. Try to get a ”350” in your photo somehow–it’s our universal message knitting this whole thing together. And if you can get a photo that shows how people are getting to work on climate solutions, even better.

You can read simple instructions of how to submit your event photos, and be sure to check out this great guide on how to take an unforgettable photo.

Things are happening fast here, and I’ve got to get back on the phone with reporters to try to explain to them about everything happening around the world. We are so grateful for all that you’re doing, and committed to making it count.


Bill McKibben for the whole 350.org Team

P.S. It’s been an amazing week already–first the announcement from the Obama administration that they are going to put solar on the White House. Then we got reports from President Nasheed’s solar installation in the Maldives. And all week, new photos have been streaming in–here are a few of our favorites:

1) To kick off the Global Work Party, President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives installs solar panels donated by Sungevity. The event came just two days after the Obama Administration’s announcement that the White House is going solar.(Photo Credit: Mohamed Ali)

2) A young boy in Pakistan gets ready for a ”Celebration of Survival” on 10/10/10, a climate awareness event that is happening in Balochistan–a region hit hard by the devestating floods earlier this year.

3) A girl in Cochabamba, Bolivia reminds us what the stakes are in the fight to solve the climate crisis.

You should join 350.org on Facebook by becoming a fan of our page at facebook.com/350org and follow us on twitter by visiting twitter.com/350

To join our list (maybe a friend forwarded you this e-mail) visit http://www.350.org/signup

350.org needs your help! To support our work, donate securely online at 350.org/donate

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350.org is an international grassroots campaign that aims to mobilize a global climate movement united by a common call to action. By spreading an understanding of the science and a shared vision for a fair policy, we will ensure that the world creates bold and equitable solutions to the climate crisis. 350.org is an independent and not-for-profit project.

What is 350? 350 is the number that leading scientists say is the safe upper limit for carbon dioxide in our atmosphere. Scientists measure carbon dioxide in ”parts per million” (ppm), so 350ppm is the number humanity needs to get below as soon as possible to avoid runaway climate change. To get there, we need a different kind of PPM-a ”people powered movement” that is made of people like you in every corner of the planet.

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And I am touched that you are spreading this good news, Magnus and Sophy!

We are going to rock the world this Sunday – once again! With millions of people around the planet – all having different skin colours, languages, religions, professions, social backgrounds and income levels – but all united in a hope and a demand to make this world a more just, more sustainable, more peaceful and happier place.

In Lund we will be working in the community gardens all day, preparing the soil for planting in November and in spring, building a new compost pile, clearing last-year’s growth and harvesting some late plants. In the evening we will have a screening of HOME for 150 people in the Ecology department of the university, followed by fika and a panel conversation with representatives from Greenpeace, CSR consultancy and the university.

This all is going to be incredibly meaningful, exciting and inspiring!!

I would love to read what the readers of your blog plan on doing this Sunday! Please share your plans in the comments, people!


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