Celebrate Global Climate Action this Saturday
on October 23, 2009
This Saturday, October 24th, over 4,500 community events will be staged across 181 countries and all seven continents as part of the International Day of Climate Action. The events are hosted by 350.org in an effort to persuade leaders to agree to a more substantial goals and policies to address climate change.
350.org takes its name from the parts per million of carbon in the atmosphere that many climate scientists say is the safe upper limit of carbon in the atmosphere to stabilize the Earth’s environment (the Earth currently has about 390 parts per million).
The October 24th events set the stage in the leadup to the Copenhagen summit in December, where world leaders will meet to negotiate a climate treaty that intends to improve upon the terms of the Kyoto Protocol.
Here in North Oakland, a gathering of art and expression is being staged from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm at the plaza at Piedmont Avenue and 41st Street. From the 350.org site:
“We’ll celebrate our home planet and share our hope for its health and survival. Bring music, poems, other art forms and ideas for ways we can overcome the climate change crisis that threatens human and natural communities. Folks who just want to share your enthusiasm, concern and presence – welcome!”
There are also a myriad of high-profile events going on in San Francisco, including ArtfulChange’s Carbon-Neutral Concert, featuring the Jay Trainer Band.
For more information and to find a list of events in your ‘hood, check out www.350.org.
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