The good folks at 350.org, a global campaign and network that works with grassroots organizers in 188 countries, are at it again. They’ve planned another one of their wild and wacky worldwide rallies for tomorrow, September 24, 2011. It’s called Moving Planet, which the organization describes as “a day to put our demands for climate action into motion — marching, biking, skating — calling for the world to go beyond fossil fuels.”
350.org looks for people around the globe to organize mobile rallies that don’t use fossil fuels AND demand that our governments take action to fight climate change. Some of the rally suggestions they list on the event’s site include marching from a problem (e.g. coal plant) to a solution (i.e. solar plant), or a mass bike ride to encircle a government building and deliver a petition.
MOVING PLANET / WHAT ON EARTH CONTEST WINNER!
I worked in conjunction with 350.org to help promote Moving Planet and asked readers to post wild green forms of transportation on the What on Earth Facebook page. Congratulations to Jared Gardener whose winning rickshaw suggestion was randomly drawn from the entries. You’ll see Bebbo working with Jared’s idea in the cartoon above. Thanks to everyone who entered!
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