Top 10/10/10 Events Detailed Descriptions
This page contains detailed information and contact info about our top 10/10/10 events around the world. To find additional events in your area, please visit 350.org/map and enter your country, city, or zip code.
Top 10 Global Events
On the 7th of October President Mohammed Nasheed will be celebrating the installation of solar panels on the president's official residence as yet another element of the country's efforts to be completely carbon neutral by 2020. The event is taking place early, so that the President can help issue the call to the rest of the world to Get to Work on 10/10/10. The solar panels are being donated by Sungevity as part of the PutSolarOn.It campaign.
Contact: Shauna Aminath, email@example.com, +(960) 333 6138
The Mayor of Mexico City will attend a massive green fair and commit to reducing the city's CO2 emissions 10% in 2010. Also on 10/10/10, the Boy Scouts of Mexico City will fan out across the city and attempt to change thousands of old, inefficient lightbulbs to CFLs.
Contact: Marcelo Quintanilla, +52 64 49 37, firstname.lastname@example.org
There are over 1,200 work parties in the United States planned in all 50 states. 10/10/10 will show that there is still grassroots momentum for climate solutions and that the American public is demanding action. Please check our USA highlights for more specific information on each event. For general information on organizing the United States, please contact Jamie Henn. Contact: Jamie Henn, +1 415 830 6102, email@example.com
Over 850 colleges and universities have joined the Great Power Race, a clean energy competition between students in China, India and the United States. Nearly every campus is taking place in 10/10/10. The Great Power Race is an ongoing competition which will continue throughout the year and into Spring 2011. For more information, visit GreatPowerRace.org.
Contact: Jamie Henn, +1 415 830 6102, firstname.lastname@example.org
At Get Down and Dirty Oakland, Hip Hop performers, mayoral and city council candidates, and local celebrities will party and plant a community garden at Oakland’s Laney College. This represents an anchor event for more than 20 events throughout the Bay Area, all highlighting the importance of California’s leadership on climate solutions in the face of a competitive election.
Where: Laney College, 900 Fallon st., Oakland
When: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Contact: Emily Kirsch, 510.285.8228, email@example.com
Sandra Antonovic is worked with education ministries, organizations, and activists to get nearly 10,000 schools across Eastern Europe to plant trees on 10/10/10 as part of the 10:10 Campaign.
Contact: Sandra Antonovic, +385995608309, firstname.lastname@example.org
Heba Alqaysi is leading an effort to get solar panels at the University of Babylon. On 10/10/10 they will host an educational event at their university.
Contact: Heba Alqaysi, +964(0)7702079929, email@example.com
Mira Edelstein, Friends of the Earth Middle East, is helping organize a 3-day bicycle relay with Jordanian cyclists carrying a vessel of water from the Yarmouk River to Israeli cyclists who will mix in water from the Sea of Galilee and bicycle to the West Bank to hand the water to Palestinian cyclists who will bike to the Dead Sea and pour all three waters together on 10/10/10.
Contact: Mira Edelstein, firstname.lastname@example.org, +972-54-6392937
Jesse James Marcellones will lead a 2,000 person mangrove planting in Davao City. Students from across the City will come out to plant the trees to prevent erosion and cut carbon.
Contact: Jesse James Marcellones,+639223300927, email@example.com,
Perhaps the most remote 10/10/10 event, on October 10th The Namib Desert Environmental Education Trust, deep in a the extremely arid southwest of Namibia, will install six solar panels and finally make their education facility and accomodation 100% renewably powered to launch their Less Impact More Education (LIME) Green initiative. (They have been running a small gasoline generator for an hour per day to supplement their existing renewable power. This will now be redundant.) They will be using the day to continue their mission to 'practice what you teach' and reflect on what it means to live truly sustainably in the oldest desert on the planet.
Contact: Viktoria Keding, firstname.lastname@example.org, +264 63 693 012
Goma, in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo, has long been synonymous with suffering and despair. Near the centre of a long-running central African conflict, the town has been home to hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing the Rwandan genocide and other conflicts in the region. Goma was partly destroyed by a lava flow from a nearby volcano in 2002. The demand for firewood has led to the area being severely deforested. On 10/10/10 thousands of trees will be planted around Goma -- a Forest of Hope.
Contact: Ephrem Hategeka Bwishe, email@example.com, +243 99 406 7354 Note: Ephrem speaks better French than English
North America Events
Where: South Lawn at City Hall, on First Ave between Main St and N. Spring St. (The street will be closed off for access as part of the CicLaVia closure throughout LA this day).
Time: 12:30 pm
Contact: Chrissy.Scarborough@sierraclub.org, 714-699-4043
At Get Down and Dirty Oakland, Hip Hop performers, mayoral and city council candidates, and local celebrities will party and plant a community garden at Oakland’s Laney College. This represents an anchor event for more than 20 events throughout the Bay Area, all highlighting the importance of California’s leadership on climate solutions in the face of a competitive election. Event website
Where: Laney College, 900 Fallon st., Oakland
When: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Contact: Emily Kirsch, 510.285.8228, firstname.lastname@example.org
New Orleans, LA: Bike rack installation, mass bike ride, local food potluck
In New Orleans, residents will work to spread the message that biking is easy, healthy, community building, and a great fossil-fuel free form of transportation. The Bike Party will start at Bunny Friend Playground in the Upper 9th Ward, where volunteers from the Metro Bike Coalition will demonstrate how to properly install a new bike rack. Afterward, participants will go on a mass bike ride through the city, touring new and proposed bike paths along away. The day's events will culminate in a New Orleans style local-food pot luck and celebration. Event website
Where: Event begins at Bunny Friend Playground, 3400 N Bunnyfriend St. New Orleans, LA 70117
When: 11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Contact: Aaron Maus, (985) 445-5108, email@example.com
Dozens of rooftops across New York City will be painted white on 10/10, keeping the city, its people, and the planet cooler! Hundreds of people are expected to attend a rooftop painting party at a high school in Harlem.
Where: Democracy Prep Charter School, 222 West 134th Street, Harlem, NYC
When: 10 AM to 12 PM. Event website
Contact: Anne Craig, 347-559-2020
In Washington, DC over a dozen organizations have come together to showcase the range of ways DC is getting to work on climate solutions, namely clean energy, energy efficiency, public transit, and local agriculture. The centerpiece of the day will be a press conference and presentation of original Carter solar panels to the White House. Confirmed Speakers include climatologist Dr. James Hansen, Joe Romm, Lester Brown, DC Councilmember Mary Cheh, Reverend Lennox Yearwood and Bush Administration climate whistle blower Rick Piltz. Event website
Where: The White House, Lafayette Park, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
When: 1PM – 2PM
Contact: Jamie Nolan, 240-396-2022, firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteers will participate in a home weatherization “barnraising,” part of the city of New Bedford’s goal of weatherizing 10,000 homes. Following the home weatherization, the entire block surrounding the home will be transformed into a celebration with the Mayor, local musicians, youth leaders, and a climate-themed basketball tournament, where residents of this low-income community can take home compost bins, as well as learn about food justice, and have fun doing it. Sponsors include a nearby housing project. Great crowd-shot visuals to be taken from the local church. Event website
Contact: Kalia Lydgate, 508.951.4026
Parishioners of many faiths will join together for a climate justice service at Central Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, and will participate in a church weatherization event following the service. Service lasts from 4-5 pm. Event website
Where: Central Presbyterian Church
When: 4 -5 p.m.
Contact: Rev. Alan Jenkins, 404-270-9784
The US Green Building Council Emerging Professionals Houston, Houston Green Scene, and The Last Organic Outpost will kick off "GreenWeek Houston" on 10/10/10 by partnering with Covenant Community Capital Corporation and ProjectRESPECT to beautify the Greater Fifth Ward through trash removal, tree plantings, landscaping and more. "GreenWeek Houston" wraps up with GreenFest at Emile Street Community Farm. Event website
Where: Finnigan Park at the corner of Sonora and Calles Street
When: 12:30 for registration/photo
Contact: Lisa Lin, 979-575-9171
After fanning out across the entire city to work on six community projects, hundreds will gather at Battery Park to take the message directly to politicians: we’ve just gotten to work, what will you do? Speakers include Mayor Kiss, Senator Patrick Leahy, and gubernatorial candidate Peter Shumlin. Event website
Where: Battery Park, Burlington
When: 3 - 4 pm
Contact: Nathaly Filion, 802-578-6277
Hundreds will gather in Lincoln’s Antelope Park to cap off a day’s worth of work, including planting native grasses to restore Nebraska’s beloved prairie, distributing 350 energy efficient lightbulbs, and bicycling along Lincoln's new bike lanes.
For complete times and locations, please visit: Event website
Contact: Kelly Heavey, 785-341-5878
A group of friends in Las Cruces, NM got together to raise money for a homeless shelter to become more energy efficient so that it could save money on electricity and put more resources towards its work. On 10/10/10, they will be taking the first steps to installing a solar panel on the shelter so that it can eventually make money by selling power back to the grid. Event website
Where: Co-op Sunday Farmer's Market, Las Cruces, New MexicoSuite M, 1300 El Paseo, Las Cruces
When: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Contact: Abigail Rotholz, 607-339-3136, email@example.com
In Springfield, Governor Pat Quinn will announce that's he's putting solar panels on the Governor's Mansion
Event website: http://www2.illinois.gov/green/Pages/MansionGoesSolar.aspx
Contact: Eric Heineman, 312-802-4318
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Member of Parliament Maria Minna (Beaches - East York),will commit to go solar in her riding in the next 10 months in support of 10/10/10.
Contact: Joanna, firstname.lastname@example.org, (416) 467-0860
In Vancouver, residents will transform a “climate crime” into a climate solution. Sand from the construction site of a new major roadway will be used to start raising the flood control dikes around a Surrey neighbourhood to protect it from flooding caused by global warming.
Event website: www.dig4justice.org
Contact: Eric Doherty, 604.877.1223 or Harjap Grewal, 604.340.2455
In Berlin, Germany, hundreds will gather for a dramatic 'Big Switch' of their electricity to clean, renewable energy, physically removing electronics from dirty energy sources and plugging them in to renewables.
Contact: Philipp von Zwehl. Email: email@example.com. Phone: +49 179 2011055
In Bayonne, France, citizens are constructing a “post carbon” village with livable climate solutions that can help lead the world back to 350 ppm.
Contact: Bizi. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone: +33 559256552
In Barcelona, Spain, hundreds of people are expected to take part in a bicycle powered music festival.
Contact: 350 BarcelO2na. Email: email@example.com. Phone: +34 665 038 044
In Edinburgh, Scotland, locals will be throwing a “Joycott” (a reverse boycott) at a local bar that agreed to put 20% of its revenues on 10/10/10 to making the bar more energy efficient.
Contact: Cindy Courtillier. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: +44 778 719-7103
Contact: Keith Baker. Email: email@example.com
In Vienna, Austria, hundreds of bicyclists will converge in the city for the first ever Vienna Bike Mob to promote sustainable transportation, followed by a 'dance with your bike' event in the central square.
Contact: Lisa Begere. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone: +4368110291337
In Antwerp, Belgium, organizers will pit pedal power against coal power with a cycling demonstration protesting a proposed coal fired E-ON power plant.
Contact: Wiebe Eekman. Email: email@example.com. Phone: +32.0.477892189
In Athens, Greece, organizers will participate in a Green Design festival showcasing the best ways for concerned citizens to get to work on climate change. A 10 school competition to reduce carbon dioxide will be launched on the day.
Contact: Jennifer Hinton. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone: +(30) 6949656772
In Reykjavik, Iceland, concerned citizens will get to work drawing attention to transportation solutions--by riding them in their underwear. Similar events are happening simultaneously across Iceland, including Solheimar and Isafjordur.
Contact: Kelly Baumann. Email: email@example.com. Phone: +354 771-1397
In Balti, Moldova, hundreds of volunteers will plant over 500 walnut trees in target villages to promote health, soil conservation, and jobs.
Contact: Eugeniu Graur. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone: +37369099533
In Kiev, Ukraine, the National Cathedral will ring its bells 350 times in a call of awareness on climate change. Spiritual leaders of different religious backgrounds will lead a day of serving the planet, and environmentalists of faith will create a flashmob event called “Open Your Heart to the Planet”
Contact: Liubov Yeremicheva. Email: Jeremicheva@gmail.com. Phone: 380636286757
Contact: Tina Peresunko. Email: Tina.email@example.com. Phone: 380 683 584 120
In Faro, Portugal, the group GLOCAL Faro with support from the Faro city council will build an urban garden in the middle of the city.
Contact: GLOCAL Faro. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone: +351 927895797
In Moscow, Russia, organizers will unveil 10 new recycling points on 10/10/10 in collaboration with 8 big city parks. A volunteer team will spread out through the city and spend the day informing the public about the possibilities to recycle and reduce carbon pollution in Moscow.
Contact: Daria Melissina. Email: MelissinaD@gmail.com. Phone: +79031831778
Contact: Vladimir Fedotov. Email: email@example.com.