Top October 10th Global Work Party Events
There are over 7,000 work parties registered in 188 countries for the 10/10/10 Global Work Party. Scroll down to read through all the events or click on the links below to see top events in each region and the most visual events for TV and Photographers.
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Top 10 Global Events
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In Male, Maldives, President Nasheed will be installing a set of solar panels on his roof on October 7 to kick off the weekend of action.
In Mexico City, the Mayor will sign a commitment to cut carbon emissions and join thousands for a solar-powered festival in Chapultepec park.
Over 1,000 events in the United States, from parishioners weatherizing their church in Atlanta to citizens in Nebraska planting native grasses to restore the prairie to a hip-hop show at an urban farm in Oakland, California.
In China, India, and the United States more than 850 campuses will join 10/10/10 as part of the Great Power Race, a student clean energy competition.
In Oakland, CA, USA, hundreds of citizens, politicians and musicians will party and plant a community garden at Oakland's Laney College. One of 20 events in the Bay Area.
In Eastern Europe, organizers have signed up nearly 10,000 schools to plant trees on 10/10/10.
In Babylon, Iraq students are hosting a clean energy rally to put solar panels on the University of Babylon.
In Davao City, Philippines, thousands of students will be planting mangroves to protect their coastline.
In the Namib Desert, Namibia, an education center will be installing six solar panels as part of its effort to go carbon neutral.
In Goma, Congo, a town that has become home to hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing regional conflicts, citizens will plant thousands of trees to help reforest an area that has been depleted by the need for firewood.
In La Paz, Bolivia over 40 organizations will come together for a "low carbon fest", complete with a solar-powered concert, solar stove demonstration, recycling workshop, tree adoption program, and the painting of a climate solutions mural. Bolivian organizations want to show their country isn´t just talking about climate action, they´re doing it.
Top 10 Events:
In Los Angeles, CA, thousands of people are expected to take part in "Ciclavia," when 7.5 miles of streets will be closed to cars and opened to pedestrian and bicycle traffic.
In Oakland, CA, hundreds of citizens, politicians and musicians will party and plant a community garden at Oakland's Laney College. One of 20 events in the Bay Area.
In New Orleans, LA, residents will promote the bicycle as a fun, community building and fossil-fuel free form of transportation by installing a new bike rack at a park and going on a mass bike ride through the city, touring new and proposed bike lanes along the way.
In New York City, NY, community members in Harlem will paint the roof of a local high school white to reflect the sun and save energy by reducing the ned for air conditioning.
In Washington, DC, residents will install 10kw of solar on a local home, host a special farmers market, and rally for climate solutions at the White House.
In New Bedford, MA, hundreds of residents will join Mayor Scott Lang to weatherize a home as part of the city's goal of weatherizing 10,000 homes. The event includes a block party, a climate basketball game, and a concert.
In Atlanta, GA, parishioners of many faiths will join together for a climate justice service at the Central Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, and will participate in a church weatherization event following the service.
In Houston, TX, citizens will launch “GreenWeek Houston” by picking up trash and planting trees in the Greater Fifth Ward neighborhood.
In Burlington, VT, Senator Leahy, Senator Sanders, Congressman Peter Welch, Mayor Kiss and gubernatorial candidate Peter Shumlin will join hundreds at a rally at Battery Park following a day of over 20 service projects across the city.
In Lincoln, NE, hundreds of citizens will get to work planting native grasses to restore the Nebraska prairie.
In Las Cruces, NM, a group of friends raised money from community members to install a solar panel at a local homeless shelter to save them money on electricity.
In Springfield, Illinois, Governor Pat Quinn will announce plans to install solar panels on the Governor's Mansion.
In Vancouver, B.C., Canada, 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.
Latin America & Caribbean
Top 10 events:
Mexico City, Mexico will announce its commitment to reduce the city’s carbon emissions 10% at a big solar concert in Chapultepec Park, one of the largest urban forests in the world. Contact: Marcelo Quintanilla, firstname.lastname@example.org
In San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico, a local organization will hand out solar lights to families who are still recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Alex this June, 2010. Contact: Hortencia Ruiz-Velasco, hortencia.ruizvelasco@udem.