By now, you’ve probably heard of the International Day of Climate Action taking place on October 24 (If not, hurry over to 350.org to get all the details.) This viral event is, as far as organizers can tell, the single most widespread day of political action on any issue that the planet has ever seen. Over four thousand events will be taking place across over 175 nations.
350 is the most important number in the world–scientists have told us that it’s the most carbon dioxide we can have in the atmosphere, and now we’re making sure everyone knows. We’ll be taking photos from all the events, projecting them on the big screens in New York’s Time’s Square, and delivering them to major media outlets and hundreds of world leaders in the coming weeks.
The combined noise from these events will ensure that world leaders who gather next month at the UN climate talks in Copenhagen to create the world’s new plan on climate change will hear our call. They will know that when negotiating the fate of our planet, there is a passionate movement out there which will hold them accountable.
If you haven’t signed up yet, be sure to find an event near you. As I’ve said before, if you ever wanted to be part of something big, now is your chance.