Oct. 10: get climate-active on 350.org’s 10-10-10 Day
Micah Parkin | Sep 28, 2010
Global action on climate change starts locally! Rise to the challenge by participating in the Boulder 350 Global Work Party on 10/10/10 (Sunday, October 10, 2010), this year’s biggest day of international action to cut carbon emissions.Attend hands-on carbon-reduction workshops and discussions and join in on field trips and group work parties to to reduce our carbon footprint and help address the serious problem of climate change we all face.
All members of the Boulder community, including kids, teens, students, and adults, are invited to participate. The Global Work Party will take place at University of Colorado’s University Memorial Center (UMC) and at Naropa’s Arapahoe Campus.
Schedule of Events:
* Workshops and Work Parties (9am – 11am at Naropa. 1pm – 5:30pm at the UMC and elsewhere.)
A variety of interactive opportunities to reduce carbon emissions in our own lives and in our community. Workshops hosts include: City and County of Boulder, Center for Resource Conservation, Eco-Cycle, Natural Capitalism Inc., NOAA, RTD, Solar Gardens Institute, Earth Guardians, and many others! Most workshops are free of charge and all are open to the public. Space is limited, so please visit our website to register! (Those registering online will be entered into a free prize giveaway on 10/10/10!)
* Youth “I Matter March” (11am to 11:30am)
Kids and teens marching from Naropa’s Downtown Arapahoe Campus to the UMC to demonstrate their support for climate action now. Organized by Earth Guardians.
* Kick-Off Rally (12pm at Fountains Plaza at the UMC) International live music and speeches by community leaders, including Hunter Lovins, founder of Natural Capitalism Solutions, Jonathan Koehn – Boulder’s Regional Sustainability Coordinator, Leslie Glustrom – founder of Clean Energy Action, and leaders from Earth Guardians kid’s environmental protection group. Hosted by ElephantJournal.com‘s Waylon Lewis.
* Celebration! Time and location to be announced. Keep checking our website!
How to participate: Please visit our website at www.Boulder350.org to learn more and register for workshops! Join us on Facebook! Follow us on Twitter! And please help spread the word to all your friends and family! Want to volunteer? Please email [email protected] to help! Donations much appreciated – make checks payable to Eco-Cycle and mail to Boulder 350, Attn: Micah Parkin, 2861 Ellison Place, Boulder, CO 80304.
Many thanks to the City of Boulder and Eco-Products for their generous support of this event as our lead sponsors, and to Eco-Cycle for kindly supporting Boulder 350 as our fiscal agent. Boulder 350 is an affiliate of 350.org, the international movement dedicated to reaching climate solutions that science requires and justice demands.
Thanks and see you on 10/10/10!!!