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Thousands plan climate action events for 10-10-10 Work Party

October 6th, 2010

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.

Austin, Texas

10-10-10, A People Powered Pedal Party

Film screening of “Everything’s Cool”

Rally against coal in Texas

Boston

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

Brooklyn, NY

Bike Ride for Environmental Justice & Action

Brooklyn Food Coalition, BKFarmyards, HS for Public Service Youth Farm

Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway Clean-up

Climate Legislation NOW!!!

Jamsterdam 350

Share your sustainable lifestyle choices and learn to “Do It Yourself”

Sustainable Flatbush Church Avenue Communal Garden Cleanup and Potluck

William O’Brien

Chicago

“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

UPRISING #34

Dallas

CyberParent DFW

Kalachandji’s Community Garden Workday

Oct 10 Work Party for Climate Awareness

Denver/Boulder

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

Peace Forest

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)

Evansville, Ind.

Environmental Restoration

Fayetteville, Ark.

350 for Eco-Logical Fayetteville

Fresno

Tree planting/Composting/Community Gardens

Work in the Garden so our legislators will work to address climate change

Houston

Berry Elementary students learn and demand lower carbon emissions!!

GreenWeek Houston

Project STOPP – Students To Oppose Plastic Pollution

Transition Houston Permablitz

Little Rock

Weatherization Potluck and After-party!

Los Angeles

350 Tire Checks at Helios House

A Transition Town: Want to join or start one? CicLAvia

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)

Minneapolis/St. Paul

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

Oakland

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

Write 350

Peoria, Ill.

Anti -idling pledge

Peoria 10-10-10 Work Day to Promote Recycling Awareness

Philadelphia

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

Raleigh/Durham, N.C.

Get in Touch with the Earth Through Sustainable Gardening!

10/10/10 UNH Climate Change Campaign Kick-Off

Rochester, N.Y.

350 Day at the Farmers Market!

Sacramento

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

San Francisco

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

Twilight Picnic

Springfield, Ill.

10/10/10 Global Work Day

Adams Wildlife Sanctuary 10/10/10 events

Healthy Springfield Expo

Springfield Bicycle Club 10/10/10 Ride



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