October 8, 2010
Food and farming are playing a prominent role in many of the events taking place on Sunday for the 10/10/10 Global Work Party, “the single largest day of carbon-cutting action in the planet’s history,” according to 350.org, which is organizing the day of action in partnership with hundreds of organizations around the world.
Over 7,000 events are expected to take place in 188 countries for the Global Work Party, from “gardening gangs” giving away seedlings in Dunedin, New Zealand to an urban agriculture/food justice bike ride in Oakland, CA.
350.org is an international campaign 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. On October 24, 2009, 350.org organized what CNN called the “most widespread day of political action in the planet’s history,” a record that will likely be surpassed this Sunday.
Look for events near you at http://www.350.org/en/map.
Categories: Conservation, Energy & Environment