Tuesday, September 22, 2009

How should TT Kenmore be part of the 350.org Day Of Action?

Just over a month from now on Saturday October 24th is the Global Day of Action for 350.org
For those not familiar with the 350 movement, is it very simple. It is based around the number 350 ppm (parts per million), that is thought to be the upper limit of CO2 we can have in our atmosphere while still ensuring a stable and safe climate.

This upper safe limit of atmospheric CO2 was calculated by NASA scientist Dr James Hansen and colleagues and published last year in The Open Atmospheric Science Journal. You can access the paper free online here.

Currently the level of CO2 in the atmosphere is 385 ppm, so the call from 350.org is we need to act now and we need to act fast. 350 is not promoting any particular solution, they are just saying that for our own future, this is where we need to get to.

To this end 350.org is having a worldwide day of action on Sat October 24th. So far over 1500 actions on 119 countries have been registered, including several in Brisbane. The theme is, naturally, 350. Be it 350 trees planted, politicians phoned, bicycles ridden, 350 a-side soccer, whatever.

I'd like everyone to think about what we at TTKD could do and how we could make this visible to our local community? Currently there is going to be a large event in West End which I would encourage everyone to go to as well, but I'd like to hear via comments or email (through Carol) everyones suggestions about what action we could take.
To help you out 350 has some resources on the website

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