Sunday, October 18, 2009

Oct. 24 is International Day of Climate Action-Even in Oklahoma


At SchipulCon '09 I learned about so many great things I want to share here, but I decided this one needed to come first because it's actually coming up really fast: October 24!

The International Day of Climate Action is coming to communities all over the world thanks to a group called 350.org. This is what they do:

"350.org is an international campaign dedicated to building a movement to unite the world around solutions to the climate crisis--the solutions that science and justice demand.

Our focus is on the number 350--as in parts per million, the level scientists have identified as the safe upper limit for CO2 in our atmosphere. But 350 is more than a number--it's a symbol of where we need to head as a planet."

It's a pretty awesome movement and it is everywhere even here in Oklahoma. So maybe next Saturday I'll see you at one of these events:
  • Local Food Dinner for 100: 4-10 pm
    5900 CR 90, Red Rock, OK, 74651
    100 people will gather at Turtle Rock Farm Retreat Center to eat local foods along Doe Creek. We'll raise a glass of local wine and a 350.org banner to a healthier planet and take a photograph.
  • 350kies Take a Stand for Climate Change: 2-4 pm
    6th & Peoria Centennial Park,Tulsa, OK
    Fun activities planned, such as bike ride at 2 p.m. around downtown Tulsa and an interactive art project. Learn ways to reduce carbon emissions and take action by contacting your legislators. Join the picture at 3:50 p.m and show your support for this momentous international day of climate action!
  • 350 Climate Action Festival:
    Muskogee, OK, 74434
    Jean will wear her Polar Bear costume, she has 2 other Polar Bear caps...Hold signs
    that say "350" outside the electric power plant..Wave, smile and be friendly.
  • 350 Climate Festival and Contest: 10 am
    Norman, OK
    Bike Riders Festival and Costume / Decoration Contest

2 comments:

Maggie said...

It was super great meeting you last week at SchipulCon Bonnie!

Thank you so much for coming and spreading the word on the International Day of Climate. I'm sure Joe would really appreciate it.

And thank you again so much for coming!

Maggie

BonnieAnn said...

Maggie,
The conference was outstanding. Great job! I can't wait to see some of the presentations I missed at http://schipulcon.com/presentations

I'm already looking forward to next year's!