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.
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