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July 13th, 2010 · 3 Comments

Where will you be on the 10th minute of the 10th hour of the 10th day of the 10th month of the 10th year?

On 10 October 2010 (10/10/10), mobilized due to the energy of the 350.org team, people around the world will gather to show their support for climate action by leaders, nation, and people around the world.

In making a statement about public support and engagement, globally, for serious action, the focus is on gaining people to take action to tangibly demonstrate elements for change. Ideas for work party action include:

#1 Organize a Tree Planting Planting trees is fun, friendly, and a great way to engage the community. And each one you plant will be a little carbon-sequestering machine for years to come. Try to shoot for planting 350 trees or more in one day!

#3 Work on a Community Garden or an Organic Farm To get to 350, we’ll need to rethink the way we produce food on the planet–moving away from industrial agriculture powered by fossil fuels, and towards small-scale, local, organic farming. Think about using your work party as a day to model this new system–maybe you can break ground on a new community garden

#6 Get Efficient: Energy Efficiency is often considered “low hanging fruit” when it comes to reducing carbon emissions. It’s often easier and cheaper than installing renewable energy, so why not start here? Whether it’s installing more efficient LED or CFL lightbulbs in your MPs office, insulating your basement, weatherizing your church or temple, or doing an energy audit on your school, efficiency can help get us on the path to 350 as soon as humanly possible

This last might be my action … perhaps gathering some friends and acquaintances for a weatherization barnraising, working together to ‘audit’ some homes and upgrade their insulation, seal leaks, and change lightbulbs. And, well, of course, to then blog about it. And, when it comes to efficiency, 350.org links to another great campaign: 10:10, an effort to begin carbon reductions of 10 percent per year, every year, starting in 2010.

350.org provides ten ideas #2 is “Go Solar” … with solar cookers being part of life for several years, solar thermal on the roof for a year, and now my fourth day of the solar pv on the rooftop contributing to the household power, not sure that there is much to do there.

In any event, with several months to go, I already have ideas swirling in the head about what to do at the 10th minute of the 10th hour of the 10th day of the 10th month of the 10th year. Do you?

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    […] 10/10/10/10/10/10 should be on your calendar: the 10th second of the 10th minute of the 10th hour of the 10th day of the 10th year of the 21st century could be a pivotal moment in the movement that McKibben calls for. a Global Work Party. All around the country and the world people [are] putting up solar panels and digging community gardens and laying out bike paths. Not because we can stop climate change one bike path at a time, but because we need to make a sharp political point to our leaders: we’re getting to work, what about you? […]