Global Work Party 10/10/10 – A Day to Celebrate Climate Solutions from 350.org – Wednesday October 6, 2010

Cornwall ON – People across the planet, at thousands of events, will pick up hammers, shovels, and caulking-guns and join the 10/10/10 Global Work Party, the world’s largest day of practical action to fight the climate crisis.
In solidarity with this international event, Transition Cornwall + is organizing a tree planting on October 6, 2010, at two locations in the city as a demonstration that small steps can lead to big changes over time. Our future depends on these actions and the actions of people around the world.
The 10/10/10 Global Work Party is being coordinated by the international climate campaign 350.org. Photos and video from thousands of simultaneous events across the planet will also be available for the media at 350.org/media.
Who: Cornwall Transition + and the student Green Teams at St. Lawrence College and Holy Trinity High School will participate in this tree planning event. The trees will be provided by the Resource Stewardship Council SD&G.
What: Students, who represent the future of Cornwall as well as other citizens will be planting shade trees at two different locations throughout the city.
Where: Holy Trinity High School: Students will be planting shade trees at the school located at 18044 Tyotown Rd. at the corner of Boundary Road and Marleau Ave. Cornwall.
St Lawrence College: Students will be planting shade trees along the waterfront, adjacent to the St. Lawrence River Institute, located at 2 Belmont St. Cornwall, Ontario
When: Wednesday October 6, 2010

Holy Trinity: 10:00 AM

St. Lawrence College: 12:30 PM

Cornwall Joins “Global Work Party” to
Solve the Climate Crisis

Over 180 countries join 10/10/10: a day of practical climate action

“People will do very practical things today,” said 350.org founder Bill McKibben. “But they also were sending a pointed political message. When they put down their shovels, many will pick up their cell-phones to call their leaders and say: ‘We’re getting to work, what about you?’”
From St Lawrence College and Holy Trinity High School, to the roof of the president’s house in the Maldive Islands, people from 183 nations joined today in the largest day of carbon-cutting the planet has ever seen.

In Cornwall, the student Green Teams at St. Lawrence College and Holy Trinity High School will participate in a tree planning event in cooperation with Transition Cornwall + and the Resource Stewardship Council SD&G.

This tree planting is a demonstration that small steps can lead to big changes over time. Our future depends on these actions and the actions of people around the world.

From dawn down under, when bicycle mechanics in Auckland New Zealand will fan out across the city repairing thousands of cycles, to nightfall on the west coast of the U.S. when thousands will gather in Seattle for a giant concert after a day of planting community gardens, the Global Work Party will involve almost every country on earth.

“10-10-10 will be remembered as the day the world put aside its differences and came together to do whatever is needed to prevent runaway climate change,”  said Franny Armstrong, founder of the 10:10 campaign, which helped inspire the day’s events.
“We haven’t heard yet from North Korea, but pretty much everywhere else on earth there are actions being taken,” said Jamie Henn, media coordinator for 350.org, which helped to organize the global events.
Additional highlights of the day will include:
  • Sumo wrestlers will ride bicycles in a parade through downtown Tokyo
  • The City of Paris is committed to reducing its emissions 10% in 2010
  • Women will attend a solar oven workshop in Karachi
  • Community members will retrofit low-income homes in New Orleans
  • Students in the Philippines will plant 2,000 mangrove trees to protect their coast
Armstrong said many organizers pointed to the brutal weather of the past summer as motivation for their actions.
“If you’re living in Pakistan, or you’re watching the flooding on the television, you understand that we’ve got to change quickly,” she said. “It’s the message we tried to spread in our film ‘The Age of Stupid,’ and it’s a message that people across the world are echoing.”
The 10:10 campaign has collected pledges from dozens of local governments, universities, sports teams, and from thousands of individuals, to cut their emissions ten percent this year.
“In some parts of the world people use so little energy that they can’t really cut back,” said Henn. “But they can participate too, by demonstrating that their nations can develop with clean energy. Distributing hundreds of solar ovens in Bolivia is every bit as hopeful as turning down the lights on the movie marquees of Piccadilly Circus.”
A huge variety of people are helping to organize the day’s events, from small grassroots groups like Nepalese Youth for Climate Action to international environmental giants like Greenpeace and Oxfam.
“Hopefully it will spur some action at the next UN meeting in Mexico this December,” said McKibben. “Maybe now that they’ve seen us hammering in solar panels, they’ll decide to hammer out a treaty.”
About 350.org and 10:10
Founded by American environmentalist Bill McKibben, 350.org is an international campaign that works to build a global climate movement. On October 24, 2009 they organized what CNN called the “most widespread day of political action in the planet’s history.” 350.org is named after the goal of reducing the concentration of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere from its current level of 390 parts per million to below 350 ppm, the safe upper limit according to the latest science.
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7 Responses to "Global Work Party 10/10/10 – A Day to Celebrate Climate Solutions from 350.org – Wednesday October 6, 2010"

  1. tnpreacher555   October 7, 2010 at 5:19 PM

    Here is one in honor of James Lee – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSTLDel-G9k&feature=player_embedded

    Warning this clip is nasty! But it gets the point across! Beware you non – environmentalist!

  2. Furtz   October 7, 2010 at 7:08 PM

    The preacher is indeed a sick man.

  3. tnpreacher555   October 8, 2010 at 6:20 AM

    Furtz – you have it wrong, again! It’s the loving environmentalists that are sick! [save the seals, abort a baby – those human parasites]. But remember Furtz, we must reduce our carbon foot prints, and that at all cost! All must conform to the New World Order’s religion. It is either conform or be eliminated – boom!

  4. Antipasta   October 8, 2010 at 9:29 AM

    This tnpreacher555 sounds like a wannabe cyanide squirter…

  5. smee   October 8, 2010 at 9:37 AM

    Industry manufactirers it and we use it, if industry is not able or encouraged to manufacture products that are better for the enviroment what are we suppose to do?

    Why is natural and enviromentally products so costly? A lot of it is not new just different, but is it diffferent enough to more then double the cost of the product.

    If people such as CCRI and other similiar entities truly care for the enviroment why do they not chase the source

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=en4XzfR0FE8&feature=related

  6. tnpreacher555   October 8, 2010 at 10:51 AM

    No antipasta, Actually I am waiting for the glorious resurrection to come! No cowardice suicide for me! Nor for any precious souls for whom Christ has died! But where will you spend eternity?

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