Published by Kerry on 23 Sep 2010 at 02:35 pm
The global day of climate action 10/10/10 is fast approaching, a little over two weeks away! WiserEarth advisory council member and editor Deborah Phelan has more on local activism that is building to a groundswell as the big day approaches, and how you can be a part of it through 10/10 and beyond!
Guest post by Deborah Phelan
From BlackRock City’s 10.10.10 HEAT THE STREET FaIRE! to the grand opening of Los Angeles’ CicLAvia 7-mile carbon free zone (they aim to attract up to 50,000 Neg.CO2ers on 10/10) to Oakland’s mega-mega-mega Get Down & Dirty Day of Events, there’s just no doubt about it… As the countdown to 10.10.10 continues, we are gaining M-O-M-E-N-T-U-M!
But, if you haven’t yet thought about what you and your community could do on 10.10.10, take a look at 1BOG (One Block Off the Grid, where talking to your neighbors about forming a group for discounted solar paneling is one kool suggestion! “One Block Off the Grid gives you access to our exclusive pre-arranged group discounts on solar energy. There’s no more negotiating with the installer in your living room or worrying about costly add-ons.” (Here’s a link to the 1BOG field kit.)
Think Big or Different:
“10:10 right now feels a bit like this co-ordination, hard-work, flair and just a little bit of lunacy required.” A recent tweet by 10:10 Global’s Cian O’Donovan.
Commit to Community: Join with other members of your community in ongoing work to re-think, re-tool and re-skill your neighborhood, watershed or foodshed. For starters, download the Community Resilience Toolkit. Designed by Bay Localize, the toolkit has adaptable guidelines to assist groups in preparing for economic and climate instability. Resources include actions to build resilience around the areas of food, water, energy, transportation and housing, jobs and economy and Civic Preparedness and Social Services. Check out the tips for adapting the toolkit to your region.
Top photo by Mikael Colville-Andersen
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