October 24th: Day of Climate Action

October 24th is a world wide day of action on Climate Change being organised by 350.org. Why are they doing this?

Our mission is to inspire the world to rise to the challenge of the climate crisis—to create a new sense of urgency and of possibility for our planet.

They are focusing in on the parts per million of CO2 in our atmosphere. So why a day of action?

In order to unite the public, media, and our political leaders behind the 350 goal, we’re harnessing the power of the internet to coordinate a planetary day of action on October 24, 2009.  We hope to have actions at hundreds of iconic places around the world – from the Taj Mahal to the Great Barrier Reef to your community – and clear message to world leaders: the solutions to climate change must be equitable, they must be grounded in science, and they must meet the scale of the crisis.

Sounds like a good idea. It might provoke debate at a local level about this and rasie awareness about the Copenhagen Summit.

There are two events happening in Cork. One is a film screening by Ethical Development Action. The Film is the “Future of Food”. The other is a theatre event by Playback Theatre in the Unitarian Church on Princes St.

There are other events in Ireland too!

Do turn up to an event, who knows what you might learn!

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Author: Stephen

Cork born and bred, proud European and Irishman. Involved in many organisations and politics. Also writes for SpirtualityIreland.org and UCC Express.

2 thoughts on “October 24th: Day of Climate Action”

    1. I have know for the past few years about Donal Óg. I don’t really have a lot to say on it. Hence why no post. I doubt I will right one either. Who knows though, if its a boring wknd I might!

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