Jakarta 1010 ACTIONS: 10/10/10 Global Work Party
from 08:00 PM to 12:00 AM
It’s been a tough year: in North America, oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico; in Asia some of the highest temperatures ever recorded; in the Arctic, the fastest melting of sea ice ever seen; in Latin America, record rainfalls washing away whole mountainsides.
So we’re having a party.
Circle 10/10/10 on your calendar. That’s the date. The place is wherever you live. And the point is to do something that will help deal with global warming in your city or community.
We’re calling it a Global Work Party, with emphasis on both 'work' and 'party'. In Auckland, New Zealand, they’re having a giant bike fix-up day, to get every bicycle in the city back on the road. In the Maldives, they’re putting up solar panels on the President’s office. In Kampala, Uganda, they're going to plant thousands of trees, and in Bolivia they’re installing solar stoves for a massive carbon neutral picnic.
Since we've already worked hard to call, email, petition, and protest to get politicians to move, and they haven't moved fast enough, now it's time to show that we really do have the tools we need to get serious about the climate crisis.
On 10/10/10 we'll show that we the people can do this--but we need bold energy policies from our political leaders to do it on a scale that truly matters. The goal of the day is not to solve the climate crisis one project at a time, but to send a pointed political message: if we can get to work, you can get to work too--on the legislation and the treaties that will make all our work easier in the long run.
You can sign up to host a local event at www.350.org/oct10
Or search for an event to join at www.350.org/map
And don’t worry about being alone at this party: there are already over thousands of groups in 150+ countries around the world scheduled to do something great that day. We'll knit all these groups together with a powerful mosaic of photos, videos, and stories from around the world. You wouldn’t want to miss it.
It’s been a tough year—but it can be a beautiful day on the 10th Of October if we work together, and party together. And if we do it right, then we’ll take a big step towards the kind of political solutions we desperately need.
Bill McKibben and the 350.org team
P.S.—If you feel a little shy, or wonder if you can really make a party work, check out these pictures from last year’s Global Day of Action. There were 5200 demonstrations in 181 countries, which means an awful lot of folks like you figured out how to get it done!
- Green Sunday Market
- Eco Fashion Show by CARE
- Carbon Calculation & Consulation
- 1010 Actions Submission Centre
- Environmental Short Films Screening
- Live Music by Syncope
The party will be hosted by Nadine Zamira, Miss Indonesia Earth 2009 and Ariseno, TV Producer for Green Campaigns
The fashion show will feature a collection of fashion items using sustainable material presented by Y.M. Adhimiharja for CARE
The models are Miss Earth 2009 finalists
This global work party is supported by Green Radio 89.2 FM, Evolver, Barcode, Bike to Work, CARE, Engage Media, IESR and individual supporters to TCPI.
DON'T MISS IT!
What is 1010 ACTIONS
1010 Action is an invitation to commit to action as part of your contribution to the solutions of the climate crisis. It can be small, or big, individual or group. We will register your commitment at the event, share it, and together we will make it happen.
We aim at reaching 1010 actions by the end of 2010.
For more information, please check our webiste, or send us e-mail.