10:10:10 – Global Day of Doing Triggers Tidal Wave of Events

Organization: 10:10 Global
Website: http://www.1010global.org/
Author: Stephen Barnes

10:10 has joined forces with international campaign group 350.org to co-ordinate 10:10:10, the biggest-ever day of positive action on climate change, on Sunday, October 10, 2010. Together we can trigger a tidal wave of emissions reductions and send a powerful message to world leaders that we are already two steps ahead: Busy cutting carbon in local communities, businesses and organizations on every continent.

Thousands of events are planned around the world: in Croatia and Russia 10,000 schools are planting trees; in the Netherlands there’s a carbon-cutting TV telethon; in Japan sumo wrestlers are cycling to training in Japan; in India and The Maldives solar installations are going up on the homes of world leaders.

What can I do?

Here are a few suggestions for activities you could do on 10:10:10.

  • Organize a carrotmob and persuade a local business to go green.
  • Unveil your brand new video conferencing facilities, which will mean at least 10 percent less flying!
  • Install a solar water panel, wind turbine or PV array on your school, sports club or place of worship.
  • Recruit a team of volunteers to fit free insulation into every loft in the neighborhood.
  • Launch a bike-to-work/school incentive scheme or run a bike-repair workshop.
  • Ceremoniously cut the ribbon to your newly installed office water fountain (So long, long-distance bottled water!).
  • Start up a lift-share scheme or car-pool with your friends.
  • Hold a swap-shop event where people swap second hand clothes, furniture and books, instead of buying new.
  • Launch a new low-carbon local seasonal dish in your restaurant or canteen, or start up Meat-Free Mondays.
  • Meet up to celebrate the digging of a community/school vegetable patch to grow food locally.

What’s next?

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