Sunday, October 10, 2010


I mentioned back here that the iconic date 10/10/10 had been picked by the organisation as a global work party (in partnership with hundreds of other groups including Tcktcktck, Greenpeace, WWF, Oxfam and Avaaz). It turned out to be "as far as we can tell, the most widespread day of civic engagement on any issue ever in the planet's history." On this day people at seven thousand three hundred and forty-seven events in one hundred and eighty-eight countries got to work on the climate crisis by taking small symbolic and practical measures (planting trees, installing solar panels, teaching children to ride bikes and hundreds of other ideas) to send a message to lawmakers that there is a large and growing global movement who want to see real climate action.

The "350" in stands for the parts per million of CO2 in the atmosphere above which we face dangerous climate change. We are currently just over 390.