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350.org: A Global Day of Climate Action

Posted in Events by Devin Maeztri on June 11th, 2009

Global Day of Climate Action - October 24 2009

2009 is the most important year for climate change in our history. In December, world leaders will meet at the United Nations Climate Meetings in Copenhagen, Denmark to pass a new international climate treaty. The problem is, if the treaty was negotiated today it would be woefully inadequate.

On October 24, 6 weeks before the Copenhagen meetings, 350.org is planning an International Day of Climate Action. Our goal is to have thousands of events at iconic places all over the world — the Taj Mahal, the Great Barrier Reef, on the melting glaciers of Mt. Kilimanjaro — to call for strong action on climate change. We just launched our campaign a few weeks ago, and already over 600 events are registered in 50 countries. Here’s an animation that explains a bit more of our campaign:

350.org: Because the world needs to know

Why 350? According to the latest science, 350 ppm (parts per million) is the safe upper-limit of C02 in our atmosphere. But 350 is more than a number — it’s fast becoming a symbol of a global movement.