This Saturday, thousands of people around the world will come together in 181 countries, at more than 4,500 different events, to speak out for climate change. The International Day of Climate Action is organized by 350.org as a way to call on leaders worldwide to demand action to stop global warming.
Care2 blogger Dave R. covered some of the amazing options for action organized by citizens like you — people who care about our planet and its inhabitants and want to take action to stop global warming. Now it’s time to do something. Whether you’re joining one of the International Day of Climate Action in-person events, signing a petition in support of climate change legislation or simply opting to walk to the grocery store today instead of driving, you will be making a difference for our climate. If you’re participating in one of the organized events, you’ll get your group’s photo taken with a large 350 sign — and it’ll be added to the Flickr pool containing the worldwide actions, like the people in Greenland, above.
And we want to know what you are doing! How will you celebrate the International Day of Climate Action?
350.org gets its name from their goal of reducing the carbon dioxide in our atmosphere to 350 parts per million — what our world’s top scientists say is the safest upper limit for carbon dioxide on our planet.
We’re already at 387 ppm. Now we need to make it clear to our world leaders that we must get back down to at least 350 ppm! You can help deliver this message by adding your name and participating in 350.org’s International Day of Climate Action.
Photo of Greenland activists courtesy of 350.org