[act-ma] 10/24: Boston Under Water 350 Festival!
emilyhardt at hotmail.com
Mon Oct 19 18:06:57 PDT 2009
On October 24th people all over the globe will rally in almost 2,000 actions to demand that world leaders meeting in December in Copenhagen create a plan to lower carbon in the atmosphere to below 350ppm. This is the upper-most limit for what scientists think the earth can tolerate and still have a liveable planet. Over 80 of the world's poorest and most climate-vulnerable nations have pledged their support of the 350 goal -- but the US is not on board!
We will gather on the waterfront at Christopher Columbus Park (downtown Boston) to draw attention to the Katrina-like floods that Boston may face as a result of climate change.
Don't miss this opportunity. Join your fellow human beings, be counted, and stand up for the future of the planet. Let's turn the tide on climate change!
Boston Under Water 350 Festival!
A regional tongue-in-cheek creative event calling on world leaders to do the right thing at the December Copenhagen Climate Talks
WHEN? Sat. Oct. 24th International Day of Climate Action
3:00pm to 5:30pm with a Group Photo at 3:50pm
WHERE? CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS PARK (Aquarium T stop)
& every where you will be on your way to the event
HOW? Dress in BLUE & Wear Water Gear (goggles, snorkel, inner-tubes, life
jackets, paint your face blue, whatever!) for the photo and to draw attention to 350 and the climate crisis on your way to Boston! Bring friends, family and neighbors!
Ride your bike, ride the T with a group from your community! To connect to a group leaving from your community email 350Boston at gmail.com.
AT THE FESTIVAL: Race to build a sandbag flood barrier….350 group photo (involving the sandbag barrier) that will be shared with the world on 350.org and sent to world leaders…Canoe Relay Races…Climate Street Theater…How many can fit in the canoe lifeboats contest… Enjoy the new waterfront: play crab-soccer and toss a beach ball!…Paint your face blue… …350 flag-making for your bikes!... Visit the FLOODING STATION and learn more about 350 & the impacts of climate change in Boston… Visit the LIFESAVING STATION to make phone calls & send cards to your reps about the need for urgent action at home and at the Copenhagen climate talks…
Park your bike at the MARINA STATION
Organizers: 350.org Greenpeace USA JP Green House Massachusetts Council of Churches Massachusetts Power Shift Somerville Climate Action Sustainable Business Network of Greater Boston The Williams Agency
Co-Sponsors: Boston Climate Action Network Cambridge Green Decade
Greenport Home Energy Efficiency Team Living Structures, Inc.
Massachusetts Coalition for Healthy Communities Medford Climate Action WILD
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