10-10-10

 

Photo: Maldives Installation, 350.org

 

Tomorrow, Sunday, is October 10, 2010, or 10-10-10. Across the globe, individuals, groups, NGOs, and corporations have planned small solutions to combat climate change on this calendar anomaly day, in what is called a Global Work Party. Over 7,000 events are expected to take place in 188 countries for the 10/10/10 Global Work Party, the single largest day of carbon-cutting action in the planet’s history. The day is being organized by 350.org in partnership with hundreds of organizations around the world. Please click on the links below or the sidebars for more information. Earlier this week, President Obama announced solar panels would be re-installed on the White House (President Carter installed solar energy panels, but then Reagan, confusingly–and confusedly–took them down). Here are some other ways things got kicked off early:

  • In Mexico City, the mayor of the largest city in the Americas pledged that the metropolitan area would cut its carbon emissions 10%.
  • In the Maldives, President Nasheed installed solar panels on his rooftop.
  • In Illinois, the governor pledged to put solar panels on the roof of his official residence.
  • At United Nations headquarters in New York, staff collected 350 old incandescent light-bulbs, replacing them with efficient compact fluorescent bulbs.

It will be nearly effortless for you to find at least one way to add to the movement tomorrow. Change out a lightbulb, plant a tree, weather strip your windows for the winter, put an insulating blanket on the hot water heater…but do something. You won’t get another 10-10-10 in this lifetime.

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