or me. But since I’m sharing Tracy’s words you can do it for both of us! My former co-worker (Tracy) sent me this email today. She is a fantastic activist and organizer and I encourage everyone near Baltimore to go to her event (and others around the country!). Here are her words:…as an Organizer for Greenpeace and a devout climate activist I’m writing you guys (friends, family and everyone who should feel some sort of obligation to hear me out) because you all have the opportunity to actually make history.
This Saturday, October 24th is an International Day of Climate Action, where rallies and marches, small gatherings and thousand-person events will be held to call for real action on global warming from world leaders everywhere. This December, the UN will meet in Copenhagen, Denmark to create a new global climate treaty, so now is the time to urge them to take action and do what the latest science is telling us we must to avoid catastrophic and irreversible damage to the environment we know and love.
What started as a day for activists to come together has grown into a movement of its own. This day of action will be the biggest, i kid you not, most widespread day of political action in the planet’s history. More than 4,000 events are planned in 170 countries.
I’m organizing an event in Baltimore, but not to worry, there is one in every state in the country, and almost every country on the globe. Below are the links to the biggest events in all your cities which are being spearheaded by my fellow Greenpeace Organizers. Look up the events on facebook as well. RSVP, forward along etc etc etc. If you make it out, bring a friend. Bring 5! Or just post this awesome recruitment video to your facebook wall or blog: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCEjg1Ej6QM
I also encourage you to follow this link, and learn more. Why 350? Why now?
Want to find an event near you? Check out the map!
View Actions at 350.org
So I’ll end there and ask you to come out this Saturday. Do it for me if nothing else. Or for the children that you already have, or plan to someday, the beaches you spent your summers on, the slopes you ski, the birds you watch, the metropolis you call home, or the farm you pick apples from every fall. Honestly, it doesn’t matter why, just do it.
Thanks for listening guys, and I hope you take action on the 24th!