We’ve got some exciting news: Ban Ki Moon, Secretary General of the United Nations, just sent over the following endorsement for the 10/10/10 Global Work Party,
“It’s time for us to roll up our sleeves and get to work on building the clean energy future that will generate economic opportunity and provide a better, safer, healthier world for our children. On October 10, I encourage everyone to do his / her part to be part of the solution to the climate challenge.”
350.org is less than three years old, but thanks to your hard work, we’ve quickly grown into an international movement that’s getting the attention of decision makers across the planet. We might not have gotten solar panels on the roof of the White House, but political leaders in every corner of the world are taking notice.
After all, together we’re hard to ignore: there are 10/10/10 events in almost every country on the planet. Almost. The UN has 192 member nations. Right now, there are 10/10/10 events registered in an astounding 157 countries. That leaves just 35 missing countries where we need to register events to have work parties in all the countries in the UN.
Last year, many of you you helped organize climate rallies in 181 countries on October 24. CNN called your work, “the most widespread day of climate action in the planet’s history.” That broad support for the goal of reducing CO2 below 350 ppm had a powerful effect — 112 nations adopted the 350 target at the UN Climate Talks in Copenhagen.
Now, we want to see if we can make this movement even more widespread and show our so-called leaders that the entire planet is truly united to solve the climate crisis. You can help by reaching out to friends who may know someone in our 35 remaining countries and by getting to work in your own community.
Can you help recruit a new work party for 10/10/10 or register your own event?
The United Nations brings the world’s governments together. Our movement can bring the world’s people together. We may not have a fancy building in New York or a Security Council, but we’ve got hundreds of thousands of people, all your creativity and passion, and the power of the Internet to help us work together like never before.
As Ban Ki Moon said, “It’s time to roll up our sleeves.” Let’s get to work pulling in those 35 remaining countries and signing up even more work parties for 10/10/10.
Together, we’ll show our nations what unity is all about.