About a week ago we wrote about our friend Leslie Harroun, a woman on a mission to get to the North Pole, to bare witness to a part of the world that's radically changing due to global warming. Leslie's entered a contest to get on an Arctic expedition, and needs our votes to win.

Voting ends soon — and if you could spare a few seconds, you might just be helping to raise a 350 flag at the North Pole (while there's still ice to do so!)

sites/all/files/leslie.jpgOur friend Leslie Harroun, a climate leader for over a decade, needs your vote. Leslie has entered a contest to become the official blogger for a two-week expedition to the North Pole. If she wins she'll use her stories and photos to bring the Arctic’s beauty, fragility and profundity to life, while documenting the Arctic’s tragic unraveling due to global warming.

She'll also be taking a 350.org flag up to the North Pole!

In an email to our team here at 350.org, Leslie explained that she "wants to ignite people’s compassion and humanity by sharing with them a first-hand account of melting ice caps, displaced wildlife, and communities literally falling into the sea." She hopes to help her readers feel, see and understand with their hearts how we are hurting the planet and each other. 

She is also the only entrant who intends to blog about global warming. To get a taste of Leslie’s writing and a cast a vote for her, click here:


Time is running out for the contest, so make sure to cast your vote as soon as possible. If Leslie wins,  she'll be be sharing her blogs with our team here at 350.org and we'll be sure to pass them along.

Please take a minute to cast your vote and send Leslie and 350.org to the top of the world.

UPDATE: Over 1,350 people have already voted for Leslie! 

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