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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF CLIMATE ACTION: 24th October 2009

“You’re a part of this planet. Feel good about the rippling message now going out around the earth: if we shout it loud enough, even our leaders will hear.”  BILL MCKIBBEN

350-chart_0The International Day of Climate Action on 24th October 2009, was a truly historic event with over 5,200 events organised in 181 countries (on final count). Such widespread political action is quite unprecedented in the planet’s history, according to Bill McKibben the founder of 350.org

Thanks to the efforts of local environmental groups, such as ECO Singapore, Vegetarian Society Singapore and ACRES, about 300-400 people turned up on Saturday morning at 8 am, all buzzing with the excitement of making the number 350 as a strong call to world leaders, when they meet in Copenhagen COP15 this December. Watch the action here :

 

Here are the aerial shots of the event that were captured by Clarence Tan of VSS as well as other pictures on the ground, thanks to Neil Madhvani of VSS. The event was followed by a Walkathon to Singapore Management University, with lots of activities organised by the three environment groups mentioned before.

Here are Bill McKibben’s reactions on the historic Day:

 

Here are some amazing pictures of the events all over the world.  And enjoy the most creative 350 formations here. 

It was really exciting to be part of this historic day. At least 20 or 30 years from now, when our children or perhaps our grandchildren question us as to what we did to create a livable planet for them, we can proudly look back to this day, and say, “Yes, we were there, and we did everything we possibly could to send the message of change to the world.”

 

 

Other Posts you may be interested in:

Part 1: Blog Action Day  Social Media and Climate Change Activism

Part 2: Blog Action Day: Individuals as Social Media Change Agents

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