This is a slideshow of images sent into 350.org from around the world of people just like you and me, connecting the dots on climate change. Here’s a message from 350.org co-founder, Bill McKibben:
We’re going to need you soon to fight the political battles that will make use of these images, but for the next day or two just relax, and enjoy the feeling of solidarity that comes from knowing there are millions of people thinking the same way, harboring the same fears and, more importantly, the same hopes.
Our goal is to assemble a representative set of how many people care about our climate crisis as well as why (how it impacts us). On 5/5/2012, we’ll be at the Ann Arbor Farmer’s Market with “dots” — including blank ones — asking farmers what their thoughts are. You can join us then.
BUT you can also join us before that, but taking these 4 easy steps:
The most important step: ASK FOR HELP WHEN YOU NEED IT. We have construction paper, some ideas, and access to volunteers. We’re happy to help and would be sad to know you didn’t participate because something fixable stood in your way.
Step 1: Pick a location or idea that illustrates how climate change impacts us locally (e.g., Dexter/tornado after-effects)
Step 2: Make a climate “dot” — take a piece of paper, cut it into a circle, write why you picked the site
Step 3: Take a photo of yourself or someone else holding up the dot at the site you’ve chosen.
Step 4: Send your photo to firstname.lastname@example.org OR to email@example.com
The action for 350.org’s Moving Planet Day in our community happened on Sunday, September 25th at Liberty Plaza. Over 70 of us gathered together to share our vision of how to move our area away from fossil fuels.
Here’s a look at our vision and proposed action items by issue area (feel free to contribute in the Comments section below):
What is our vision for the future of our region re issue area?
What progress is already happening?
What steps can we take to achieve our vision?
What is one thing we can ask our leaders over the coming year?
How can we move the inhabitants of the Huron River Watershed off fossil fuels?
One way to start is by making a statement on September 24th, 350.org’s international Moving Planet Day.
Ann Arbor 350 is working with community partners throughout our area to send a strong message to decision-makers on September 24th. For starters, we have a Google Site where you can join the conversation. We’re encouraging folks to assemble 1-2 friends for an small-scale action (here’s a registration form and links to some ideas) and then come together as a community later in the day for a collective action.
Please join us: We can’t move Washtenaw County without you.