Sunday is 10/10/10: What Are You Doing?

October 9th, 2010

Apparently environmentalist Bill McKibbon wasn’t the only one to take early note of the significance of October 10, 2010.

The local merchants are full of promotions: Buy 10, Save $10 and Save 10% on 10/10/10 are among the most popular.

It’s a gorgeous weekend here in the Washington, DC region, with festivals, sports events and more going on.

But 10/10/10 is also expected to be the largest global action day in support of solutions to combat climate change. It’s part of a global campaign to reduce carbon emissions by 10% in a year – starting in 2010. As the organizers say, “Any person, family, business, school or other organization can cut 10% – and by working together we can make sure our actions count.”  All over the world, people are registering “work  parties” on sites including 1010global.org and  350.org.

I had high hopes to make it down to DC, where, as you can imagine, there’s a whole lot going on! But unfortunately my eldest fell ill today, so I won’t be going anywhere. I guess that’s very low carbon after all.

What are you doing?

If you don’t have any plans, check out these great ideas. One of my favorites is a low carbon Sunday brunch.

This is a post for the Green Moms Carnival on climate change, sponsored by our newest member, ClimateMama!  Check out our posts which go up tomorrow over on the ClimateMama.com blog.

– Lynn

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One Response to “Sunday is 10/10/10: What Are You Doing?”

  1. Beth Terry @ Fake Plastic Fish on October 10, 2010 2:11 pm

    What am I doing? Oh dear. I should unplug. I should get some sleep, like I said I would in my blog post this morning. But I fear I’ll be glued to my computer trying to catch up on too many things. There has to be a better way.
    .-= Beth Terry @ Fake Plastic Fish´s last blog ..SunChips Discontinues Compostable Bag Do We Care =-.

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