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.
“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!