From Green Right Now Reports
Thousands are expected to take actions to fight, mitigate or prepare for climate change at this weekend’s 10-10-10 Work Party organized by 350.org.
350.org demo in Xalapa Mexico 2009 (Photo: 350.org)
More than 7,000 events are planned in countries around the globe. They include both the highly symbolic. President Nasheed of Maldives, which stands to be annihilated by rising oceans, will kick off the weekend by helping install solar panels on his official residence. Elsewhere, in every corner of the globe, neighborhood, city and environmental groups will take a variety of actions. Some will install gardens; others will weatherize houses, plant trees at schools or clean up natural areas. There will be work events followed by play, such as concerts and picnics.
It’s all intended to show that while lawmakers may be stalmated on climate change, citizens can and will take matters into their own hands.
“People will be doing very practical things for the Global Work Party,” said McKibben. “But they also will be 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?’ ”
Below are just a sampling of events planned around the U.S. To see more, type in your zip code at the 350.org website.
10-10-10, A People Powered Pedal Party
Film screening of “Everything’s Cool”
Rally against coal in Texas
80-mile commute by bike, Nashua NH to Boston MA and back
Bluenose Green CFLs shine in Boston high rise apartments
Deeper Shade of Green: Re-Organizing a Boston Movement Building/Community Space
Greenpeace’s 10/10/10 Global Work Party Let’s Get to Work!: A Festival of Action
Planet Southie’s Broadway Clean Up
Walk and Work: Green Home Make-Over and Green Zone Recruitment
Bike Ride for Environmental Justice & Action
Brooklyn Food Coalition, BKFarmyards, HS for Public Service Youth Farm
Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway Clean-up
Climate Legislation NOW!!!
Share your sustainable lifestyle choices and learn to “Do It Yourself”
Sustainable Flatbush Church Avenue Communal Garden Cleanup and Potluck
“Take the Pledge!” Ditch the Water Bottles! 10/8/10
350 Green Car Service
Chicago – Meet Your Food & Help Your Farmer
Chicago’s Clean Power Day of Action
Rogers Park 10-10-10 Work Party
Kalachandji’s Community Garden Workday
Oct 10 Work Party for Climate Awareness
10/10/10 River Clean-up
Bike Ride to Cherokee Coal Plant “No more coal!”
Get to work on 10.10 with Greenpeace Colorado
Groundwork Denver Carrotmob Party!
Groundwork Denver Neighborhood Energy Sweep
Grow Local Colorado vegetable gardens work parties
Why are we all so stupid (about Climate Change)
Garden Work Day (Boulder)
Community Forum with author David Wann: “Global Day for Climate Action: A Responsible Community Perspective” (Boulder)
Garden Work Day (Boulder)
350 for Eco-Logical Fayetteville
Tree planting/Composting/Community Gardens
Work in the Garden so our legislators will work to address climate change
Berry Elementary students learn and demand lower carbon emissions!!
Project STOPP – Students To Oppose Plastic Pollution
Transition Houston Permablitz
Weatherization Potluck and After-party!
350 Tire Checks at Helios House
A Transition Town: Want to join or start one? CicLAvia
Come join us for our Family Festival!
Fundraiser for NWF’s Gulf Oil Spill Relief Fund
Humans Gone Wild: Our Genius–Will it Save or Destroy Us?
International Rally to Cut Off Dependence to Oil Kick Coal and Oil Out of LA Rally @ City Hall
March Against Prop 23 and Texas Oil Power of Community
Radio Maratón : Docentes Para un Mundo Mejor
Rainwater Harvesting with Transition Los Angeles
Read EAARTH, by Bill McKibben
Solarize our hot water and, if possible our heating system Trash PickUp
Habitat Restoration at Los Cerritos Wetlands (Long Beach)
Bike Collection and Recycling (Long Beach)
Stan Goldman Park innvasive plant removal (Hollywood)
Laurel Grove Neighborhood Urban Farm Project (Hollywood)
Climate Solutions Revolution- Leading the Way to Our Future
Corcoran GROWS Community Garden Raising Event
Dancing for Community and Courage
Make a Solar PV Module
Mr Jim Wolford
Nelson Electric, Inc./Nelson Contractors, Inc. Catch Basin Clean Up & Stenciling
Reduce your footprint and renew your sole!
Outdoor Worship Service The CDF-Minnesota 10-10-10 Project
Winter Biking Workshop and Community
Used Bike Drive
New York City
“SEE THE LIGHT!” NYC
All-day special offers on delicious, global, low carbon food
Film Screening and Discussion
Renaissance for a reason
Street Tree ReNewal / Climate Reminders
TIE-IN-STRANDS ART SHOW, FILM SCREENING AND DISCUSSION
World Hoop Day
A STAND FOR SANITY – AN EAST BAY MOBILIZATION FOR OUR PLANET
A Walk in the Park
ACE Student Leadership Training
bloop test bloop
Campus Conservation Nationals Student Forum
Fall Garden Planting at Chabot Space and Science Center
Food Justice Bike Tour
Get Down and Dirty Oakland!
Healthy Hearts / Phat Beets Community Garden Workday
Anti -idling pledge
Peoria 10-10-10 Work Day to Promote Recycling Awareness
10/10/10 Green Drinks Climate Action Party
1Sky + Sierra Club + Phila Friends + Earth Charter and others
Clean & Green Work Party at Vernon Park
CodePINK & Friends Movie Screening “Gas Hole”
Get to Work on Clean Energy Rally!
Get To Work On Philly’s Green Future
Weatherization Workshops for Low-Income Families in Fairhill Neighborhood, Philadelphia
Get in Touch with the Earth Through Sustainable Gardening!
10/10/10 UNH Climate Change Campaign Kick-Off
350 Day at the Farmers Market!
100 Mile Potluck & Idea Exchange
Community Garden Open House & Seed Swap
DONT TURN THE KEY
Planting of Oak Trees
Restoration Party at the American River
School Garden Work Day
Valet bike parking for Crocker Art Museum Grand Opening
Alphabet Garden at Hayes Valley Farm, EdibleOffice, & A Yard Near You
Autumn Workparty at Alemany Farm
BioChar Farming Party at Hayes Valley Farm
Brooks Park Community Garden Work Party
Building Tools for Schools — Climate Change Science Evidence for all of San Francisco
Clean up Chevron’s Dirty Energy on 10-10-10
Deepening Roots 2-Day Workshop Eco-Festival in San Francisco
ECOSF’s Sustainable Living and Adobe Building Fiesta
Food & Tech: A Recipe for Better Eating
Free Farm Stand
Fundraiser to Protect California’s Global Warming Law: NO ON PROP 23
Garden City Workshop & Bicycle Tour
Group Hike Through San Francisco’s State Preserve
Kitchen Garden SF Challenge 10/10/10
Knowledge is Power: Solar Electric and Solar Hot Water Workshop
RECESSIONISTAS // Clothing Swap and Mimosa Mixer
San Francisco Burning Man Decompression: Heat the Street FaIRE!
San Francisco Work Party for the Climate! Celebrating 10/10/10!
Share It Forward… “Rentals in Community” with Rentalic.com!
Solar Cooking Workshop
Sunday School Garden Planting!
Sustainable Design Bike Tour
10/10/10 Global Work Day
Adams Wildlife Sanctuary 10/10/10 events
Healthy Springfield Expo
Springfield Bicycle Club 10/10/10 Ride