by Bill McKibben / 350.org / October 11, 2010
How do you say ‘thank you’ 7,347 times?
People got to work yesterday in at least that many places around the world — the planet has never seen anything quite that widespread. Or quite that beautiful.
I hope you’ll take a few minutes to visit 350.org to look through some of the thousands of pictures that we have managed to sort through so far:
We’re looking forward to reading your reports over the next few weeks, and we’ll be in touch with next steps and ideas. And in a few days, we’ll send along a video of a few of the day’s highlights that you can share with friends. But today is a day for you to mostly just feel good.
We know we can’t build the movement we need on just one day–but 10/10/10 made the foundation for our fight much larger and much stronger. And your message is getting out to media and politicians alike–we’ve already seen your work party photos in newspapers and on television shows all over the planet.
We hope 10/10/10 left you feeling connected with people all across this beautiful globe. You are helping shape the future of this planet, and we are deeply grateful for everything you do. “Thank you” doesn’t seem nearly strong enough.
P.S. 10/10/10 isn’t the end of our work this year, and it’s vital that we keep the pressure on world leaders in the coming days and weeks. We could use more phone calls to let politicians know we expect them to lead the fight on the climate crisis. Please take a few minutes today to make a quick call by using our easy call-in gadget–our leaders won’t hear our message if we don’t send it to them.
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350.org is an international grassroots campaign that aims to mobilize a global climate movement united by a common call to action. By spreading an understanding of the science and a shared vision for a fair policy, we will ensure that the world creates bold and equitable solutions to the climate crisis. 350.org is an independent and not-for-profit project.
What is 350? 350 is the number that leading scientists say is the safe upper limit for carbon dioxide in our atmosphere. Scientists measure carbon dioxide in “parts per million” (ppm), so 350ppm is the number humanity needs to get below as soon as possible to avoid runaway climate change. To get there, we need a different kind of PPM-a “people powered movement” that is made of people like you in every corner of the planet.