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10/10/10 Global Work Party: Get In On The Action

Guest blog by Amanda Reed of WorldChanging.com

Bill McKibben of 350.org has invited everyone around the world to this weekend's 'Global Work Party,' which pairs grassroots environmental activism with political engagement:

It’s been a tough year...So we’re having a party.

Circle 10/10/10 on your calendar. That’s the date. The place is wherever you live. And the point is to do something that will help deal with global warming in your city or community.

We’re calling it a Global Work Party, with emphasis on both 'work' and 'party'...

Since we've already worked hard to call, email, petition, and protest to get politicians to move, and they haven't moved fast enough, now it's time to show that we really do have the tools we need to get serious about the climate crisis.

On 10/10/10 we'll show that we the people can do this--but we need bold energy policies from our political leaders to do it on a scale that truly matters. The goal of the day is not to solve the climate crisis one project at a time, but to send a pointed political message: if we can get to work, you can get to work too--on the legislation and the treaties that will make all our work easier in the long run.

What you are your plans for 10/10/10? Over 7,081 events in 188 countries are already planned (as of this posting). For a complete list of events in your area, visit www.350.org.

For inspiration, here are some pictures from last year's International Day of Climate Action courtesy of 350.org's Flickr stream: