Global Work Party Day on 10/10/2010: come up with your own event

Photo by Warner Bros. Pictures (Inception)

Canadian actress Ellen Page (Juno, Inception) has produced a great YouTube video urging everyone to participate in 350.org’s “Global Work Party Day” on October 10, 2010.

From the Huffington Post:

Page cites this summer’s floods in Pakistan and the Gulf oil spill as evidence for the need to tackle the climate change crisis directly and reduce dependence on dirty energy, and that the solution begins at the local level.

“I’m tired of waiting around and listening to politicians argue. They need to stop talking and start working,” Page says. And she thinks the Global Work Party on October 10 is the perfect way to show them how.

10/10/10 is a day to meet up with others in your community and work toward different climate change solutions. For example, Page mentions that in Pakistan, women will be teaching how to use solar stoves, and sumo wrestlers in Japan will be biking to practice.

Go to 350.org to find events in your area, or organize your own. They even have plenty of ideas to help get you started.

“We want to send a clear message to our politicians: We’re getting to work, so what about you?”

Oh wow:  sumo wrestlers in Japan will be biking to practice!  That will definitely “save the planet”.  There are over 5000 events on the 350.org webpage from all around the world.  Many are great like beach cleanups, tree plantings, and other feel-good community service efforts that will clearly help the environment.  However, there are some that really cause some head-scratching.  Here, as touted on the 350.org main page:  European 350 Team Become Strippers for the Climate … WUWT?  …and the previous posting by Anthony here

So, please check out events in your area — and get the word out to your politicians.  Or submit your own idea in the comments / pick your favorite event and let us know!

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52 thoughts on “Global Work Party Day on 10/10/2010: come up with your own event

  1. Here in the United States, the only politicians arguing are the Democrats. The party controlled both the House and Senate with insurmountable majorities and could have rammed through any legislation they saw fit. Instead, Obama focused his agenda NOT on the economy but on health care and Wall Street reform — and definitely not climate change. House speaker Nancy Pelosi was able to hold up her end of the deal.

    Note to Ellen (and other liberal enviros): just be honest and say that you are deeply disappointed in the President and his party who seem to be arguing amongst themselves.

  2. I will never understand the media’s fascination with Hollywood. There are certainly no role models to be found among movie actors and actresses; a bunch of losers in my opinion. Drugs, alcohol, foul language, and “you know” spoken at least once in every sentence. Every time I see news stories about Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton and Brittany Spears and various punk rock stars, I feel like barfing. I fear that major youth segments in our country are going down the tubes, thanks to “celebrities”.

    My youngest son has the right idea: no TV in his house + strict limits on Internet time. My grandchildren are home-schooled and read books for entertainment.

  3. Make birdhouses to help your local birds. In a recent animal ecology class field trip, I saw for myself how eager wild birds are to have human houses to rear their young in.

    They keep rain out, hide chicks from predators–and cause faster egg and chick development BY INCREASING THE CONCENTRATION OF CARBON DIOXIDE.

    The science of CO2 and animal health is suppressed but I found two studies on chicken egg develpment. Eggs really do hatch faster with up to 50 times atmospheric CO2!

    This is a perfect way to do some ACTUAL unarguable good–and teach people something at the same time.

  4. 350.org is truely absurd, we are at 39X ppm now. They need a time machine. What idiot came up with it, Hansen or Gore?

  5. Ellen Page is completely entitled to advocate as she sees fit. There is no problem with her encouragement of voluntary things in name of her concerns.

    I think she is wrong about the climate and AGW and evil energy.

    If she is, as I take she is, arguing for political solution, then I must engage against her.

    John

  6. Ryan,

    She is just another stupid kid. She happens to be cute and has made a lot of money but she’s so concerned about the environment and her favorite food is sushi. I just wonder what kind of fuel those planes run on.

    Yes she’s a leftist, but 13 years of public school will do that to you. She doesn’t even have a college degree. And feels what needs to be done without any thought.

    She’s an all of the above’er without the capacity to differentiate.

  7. I’ve just had the pleasure of watching four global warmers (three guests and the presenter) on BBC Scotland trying to explain why the public have gone off global warming.

    This just shows the desperation of the Global warming BBC who are resorting to introspection about the failure of the global warming propaganda in order to manufacture a story to try to keep the propaganda pumping out!

    Though like the few who’ll have bothered to watch, I must admit I did wake up when they said it would cost us another £1000 a year on fuel bills, …. so no chance of it going ahead then!

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00v3dc4/Newsnight_30_09_2010/

  8. I recommend that everyone read John Locke’s Second Treatise on Government. It is brief, right to the point, well-written, and you will come away understanding the concepts of individual rights and limited government. No one in Hollywood has read this book. Be the first.

  9. On the 10th of the 10th 2010 I will commit to printing 10 copies of any email I recieve with the footer “please consider the environment before printing this email”.

    Taking action against dangerous climate change idiocy!

  10. Let’s see… she’s 23 and knows how to play pretend for a profession, and I’m supposed to give a hoot what she says. Why?

    Generally, I just include Hollywood morons in the same pool, but she’s still a kid. Maybe some day she’ll grow up.

  11. Oh, good luck to her. As John Whitman points out she’s entitled to advocate any view she wants.

    Don’t agree with her though.

  12. Open day at the Humvee showroom? Round-the-world air ticket giveaway? High-speed crash testing of a Smart Car?

    The possibilities are endless.

  13. K! Enuf of ranting on this good Canadian Kid! If her message can help get people off their duffs for one day to help clean a beach, or pick up needles in a downtown park, then good on her.

    As for me, I will be helping by hosting about 20 people to help clean up some turkey, squash, stuffing, brussel sprouts, and pumpkin pie! (Thanksgiving weekend in Canada!)

  14. Will Delson says: “Well. She does have a point. Just imagine how much methane those sumo wrestlers produce.”

    Trying not to imagine, Will. Also trying not to imagine, “Hey, wait up, guys. I just went over a bump and can’t find my bike.”

  15. I think I’ll turn all of the lights on, and leave the Hummer idling for the evening!
    Winter is coming soon to Canada and its forecast to be cold!

  16. Hey Kids –

    See that girl hawking for 350 dot org? Her brain is made out of mush. They pay her for that exactly that.

    Have pride in yourselves and don’t be like her. Her group and others like them are nothing but parasites on society.

  17. Wow if the weather is nice on the evening of the 10th I was thinking about recycling some CO2 by burning a pile of old tires.

  18. Oh that’s just great. They’ve got a cute as a button pitchman to run the con for another couple years. Now that they’ve got 10/10/10, they’ll keep running with the appealing pattern it embodies. Let’s hear it for November 11, 2011 (11/11/11) and December 12, 2012 (12/12/12).

  19. Well, depending on the weather here in California, I think I’ll either have a BBQ (made with real Kingsford Charcoal (the formula is in the name. Char, from wood, and yes, coal, pressed to make the briquettes. Nice touch, eh?) or will start a nice fire in the fireplace and work up a corn fed beef dish (maximizing CO2 used in the process…)

  20. Sumo wrestlers biking to work may or may not save the planet…but it doesn’t sound like they’ll do the bikes much good. Ouch!

  21. Lady Life Grows

    The science of CO2 and animal health is suppressed but I found two studies on chicken egg develpment.(sic) Eggs really do hatch faster with up to 50 times atmospheric CO2!

    Please cite, I’m interested.

  22. I regularly take dead/fallen tree branches from my property to the tip for landfill.

    But on the 10th, I’ll be having a giant bonfire party on the front paddock, replete with 3 v8 diesel Landcruisers idling with their high beams on. (So as I can see what I’m cooking on the woodfired BBQ, yummm)
    Beer and spirits, all imported of course.

  23. Of course she want to save the environment rather then say, oh I don’t know, stop celebrities-to-be to go hippie crazy with the drugs and alcohol like no tomorrow.

    They’re funny that way the hippie greenies, they want to starve the rest of the planet from CO2 but they themselves want the added CO2 for their own “medical” gardens.

    But hey now that they’re about to get together in so many places, couldn’t some kind hearted soul like “accidently” trip on a certain weapons array’s targeting system and equally, of course, “accidently” slightly barely nudge the littlest of the red buttons . . . .

  24. 1DandyTroll:
    That is what the 10:10 people want to do to us.
    You have desended to their level.
    Not funny.

  25. Mike Haseler says: “…Though like the few who’ll have bothered to watch, I must admit I did wake up when they said it would cost us another £1000 a year on fuel bills, …. so no chance of it going ahead then!”

    This is correct. Last year I paid an extra fuel bill of £200 in carbon taxes, but this year, thanks to the global warming propagandists and those idiots in Parliament, I will be paying an extra £800 on top of that. Total fuel bill = Actual cost of fuel + £1,000 carbon tax.

    As for Ellen Page, she is entitled to her opinion and free speech, she means well, her hearts in the right place and she isn’t costing me or anyone else a penny.

  26. This sort of thing simply confirms my long–held view that unless they’re reading from a script, there’s no point paying attention to what an actor or actress has to say – on any subject.

  27. On the 10th of the 10th 2010 I will commit to printing 10 copies of any email I recieve with the footer “please consider the environment before printing this email”.

    Taking action against dangerous climate change idiocy!

    You have the wrong end of the stick. Most people used bleached paper and, frankly, waste it in extraordinary quantities. The bleaching process generates all sorts of noxiousness, which has a tendency to end up in rivers.

    Not printing unnecessary paper has nothing to do with CO2 reduction, since paper rather obviously grows on (renewable) trees. Actually printing and storing paper is a form of carbon sequestration.

    I try to recycle all my paper – I write notes on the back of old pages. I print in small fonts. I don’t print something I don’t need to print. But none of that has anything to do with CO2.

  28. “‘I’m tired of waiting around and listening to politicians argue. They need to stop talking and start working,’ Page says. And she thinks the Global Work Party on October 10 is the perfect way to show them how. ”

    Why do we need politicians to tell us how to be green? There’s no reason that everyone that believes in CAGW can’t start living the new, cleaner and greener lifestyle. I’ll start a list (and I’m not even a politician): Turn off the lights, stop using the car, stop taking flights, start composting, live close to your job so you can walk, go to sleep when the sun goes down, stop using smart phones and computers. Buy locally produced food (no more exotic foods and foods out of season). Turn the thermoostat down and start wearing thick sweaters in the house during winter. No air conditioning in the summer. Cut your lawn with a reel mower. I could go on, but I think the greenies are smart enough to come up with a more comprehensive list. Lead by example!!!! You don’t need a politician to make you live a green lifestyle. When the majority is off the grid, the power companies will go out of business and that will be the end of dirty energy. Unions use “the strike” to get what they want. Greenies can strike too. Stop contributing to CAGW and show us the way!!!!

  29. Steve R says:
    September 30, 2010 at 8:32 pm
    Wow if the weather is nice on the evening of the 10th I was thinking about recycling some CO2 by burning a pile of old tires.”

    You know, I’ve got a pretty good stack of tires as well. We’ve had a drought in Philly and I’ve been worried to start a fire lately. But now that we got 6 inches of rain over the past two days I think it’s safe to burn again. I’ll have to use the 55 gallons of used motor oil in the back of my barn to soak the pile of tires really well and get it blazing, rather than dumping the oil down my well that went dry. Which is greener: burning the oil or dumping down the old well?

  30. Stop worrying about “paper” will you, Mooloo?

    The industry burns most all their waste for fuel, most of the chlorine used for bleach is converted to salt, the rest of it is eventually degraded, there is less “pollution” from the process than swimming pools.

    Paper is a part of civilization, disposable paper is an hygienic addition to civilization, waste paper provides a lot of fuel to MSW fired boilers for electricity, and I’m real tired of greenie weenies carrying wrong impressions around with them and impressing their erroneous beliefs upon others.

    Get over it and sign your authentic name to what you write if you wish to present a microscopic amount of credibility

  31. Unfortunately Jella Biafra is a bat-nut vegan eco-puke too. I really think if the Ecofascists had the power we would have Killing Fields scenario. Luckily the US is in flat out rebellion against this nonsense.

    You’d work harder with a gun in your back/For a bowl of rice a day

  32. If the past is any predictor of the future, voluntary Global Work Day will become mandatory Global Work Day. That will happen when the number of voluntary workers reaches a certain critical mass, and those people start to feel that non-participants should be forced to match their “sacrifice.” Sorta the same phenomenon that produced the recent mandatory health-insurance law in the US.

  33. Global Work Day is like my workplace’s “Day of Caring” where lots of white collar workers waste 9 hours doing manual labor that blue collar workers could do with 1/3 of the people at probably 1/10th of the cost. Just plain stupid. But it makes them all feel warm and fuzzy inside.

  34. In a way, it’s too bad. There are plenty of activities that can be considered good in some way, just not in the way the 350.org and 10/10 groups present them. They want photos of the groups involved with these “activities” with the number “350″ prominently displayed, which will then be sent to legislators, in an effort to “shame” them, I guess. So, it’s all about making the useful idiots feel good about themselves, and about spreading the 350 Big Lie. So, even if I felt an activity might be a good one (like tree planting) ordinarily, I wouldn’t touch it with a ten-foot pole.

  35. Perhaps we should address the gross imbalance in global carbon pools. The atmospheric pool is by far the smallest, and would surely benefit from a boost. Those newly planted tree seedlings will grow faster, fish will thrive as a result of algal growth, grain and rice harvests will improve, and if the “prophets of doom” are right, we’ll be able to use sea-water in the batteries of our little electric runabouts.

    I’m doing my bit – I’m powering my PC from a pedal-driven generator. I’ve calculated it’ll both save me money on my carbon-taxed electricity bill, and put more CO2 into the atmosphere than by just using electricity from the wall-socket. There is a downside,of course, I’m drinking more beer (That’s a downside? -ed.) and eating more food, and it makes reading the screen and typing more diFFicUlt. Unfortunately I’ve just calculated that the nice warm feeling it gives me for “doing my bit” for the environment will reduce my heating bill also, but hey – you just can’t win ‘em all.

    One last thought – if a left-wing environmentalist is a “greenie”, is a CO2 fan a “brownie”?

  36. There was a local piece on the news on how municipal water revenues are down, because conservation efforts have been successful (read major price increases in municipal services) and that there would be a budget shortfall of $3,000,000 for that department. A city counciller was interviewed by the local TV station on how the water rates may need to be “adjusted”, meaning raised. This in a city of 160,000 and a budget of $540,000,000.

    Lunacy.

  37. I’m tired of Hollywood selling their religion. Once I noticed the messiah theme of Camer-moron’s “Avatar”, I left the movie. High production values don’t equate to morality, for example “Triumph of the Will”.

    In their honor, on 10/10/10, I think I’ll fire up the Dodge Challenger, turn down the A/C to 60 and bar-b-que some free range Polar bears.

  38. European 350 Team Become Strippers for the Climate … WUWT?
    That’s J.J. Rousseau’s Émile, or On Education…of Brave New World kids:
    According to Rousseau, children cannot understand abstract concepts such as the soul before the age of about fifteen or sixteen, so to introduce religion to them is dangerous. He writes, “it is a lesser evil to be unaware of the divinity than to offend it”

  39. Ellen Page is really cute … in her own plain-Jane kinda way. Do you think she would get-together with me, if I did some eco-approved work on 10-10-10 ? Isn’t that the point of putting her out front ? To get me excited that some Hollywooden cutie might get-together with me ? Maybe we could accidentally have a baby together … and then give it up for adoption … and make a sequel film about it ? Or maybe we could abort the child on live TV … which would be the most eco-responsible thing to do, eh ? A woman teaching other women how to terminate pregnancies in an eco-responsible way, eh ?

  40. IF she’s so concerned, then WHY is she making all that money?

    A good little communist should divest herself of all that she’s earned and proceed to WORK FOR NOTHING in the name of her party.

    Actions speak louder than words …

  41. IIRC, Sumos ride bikes to practice every day, so doing it that one day would be sort of an empty gesture. Wouldn’t be a case of a lying cause furthering its lie by coopting a group not necessarily on all fours with the cause? Nah! Eco fascists would never do that, would they?

    M

  42. …if a left-wing environmentalist is a “greenie”, is a CO2 fan a “brownie”?
    Since C02 in Warmist parlance is “carbon” then we’re probably more like “blackies”.
    I was listening to NPR (I know, gotta quit doing that), and some nitwit was on explaining about how C02 is “dirty”. If only I had a little red button…

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