Thousands Demand Action On Climate Crisis – SLIDESHOW

On September 24, 2011, hundreds of thousands of people came together around the world for Moving Planet Day.

2000 Events In Over 175 Countries

Organized by, Moving Planet is a day when people march, bike, skate, sing and dance to demand action on the climate crisis and call for the world to go beyond fossil fuels. At more than 2000 events in 175+ countries, activists gathered to let leaders know that a movement is rising to move our planet forward to a clean energy future.


Scientists have determined that to preserve our planet, we must reduce the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere from its current level of 392 parts per million (“ppm”)to below 350 ppm. You can think of 350 as the “safe upper limit” for carbon dioxide in our atmosphere. But 350 is more than a number—it’s a symbol of where we need to head as a planet.

Watch our slideshow from the past weekend of Moving Planet events — a truly amazing show of global solidarity, commitment, and creativity.

San Francisco, California



Dumaguete City, Philippines


Copenhagen, Denmark


Hanoi, Vietnam


Arcaju, Brazil

Lima, Peru

Kiev, Ukraine

Kathmandu, Nepal

Bujumbura, Burundi

Nelson, New Zealand

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Emma S.
Emma S.4 years ago

Thanks for this article - and thanks to Elle for those quotations.

Faith Billingham
Faith Billingham4 years ago

thanks for the article

Jennifer C.
Past Member 4 years ago

Great job done. Thanks for the post.

Elle B.
Elle B.4 years ago


"Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world...would do this, it would change the earth. "
— William Faulkner

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." —Margaret Mead

“Cowardice asks the question: is it safe? Expediency asks the question: is it politic? Vanity asks the question: is it popular? But conscience asks the question: is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular - but one must take it because it's right.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

Douglas S.
Douglas S.4 years ago

Good job gang!

Kamal Prasad
Kamal Prasad4 years ago

Interesting that there aren't any banners saying eliminate or reduce consumption of animal products, which is doable by more people than those who can afford solar panels or electric cars.

Roger B.
Roger Bird4 years ago

And Andréa, wasn't it recently in Brazil that a family committed suicide so that they would stop adding to global warming? This is a case of anthropogenic global warming hysteria coming home to roost.

Andréa R.
Andréa R.4 years ago

Here in Brazil we had a day also focused on awareness, a significant number of people were biking the streets.

Andréa R.
Andréa R.4 years ago

Here in Brazil we had a day also focused on awareness, a significant number of people were biking the streets.

Brian M.
Past Member 4 years ago

If our species fails to reduce its greenhouse gas emission, then we may all find out soon just how bad the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum was. If we increase global temperatures sufficiently to release the methane stored in the arctic permafrost, then human civilization will not survive...nor will most of humanity. We must take action now.