Join 350.org – a powerful climate change activist organization founded by Bill McKibben
On 10/10/10, we will celebrate climate solutions and send our politicians a clear message: "We're getting to work—what about you?"
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350.org is an international campaign that's building a movement to unite the world around solutions to the climate crisis--the solutions that science and justice demand.
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.
Our focus is on the number 350--as in parts per million CO2. If we can't get below that, scientists say, the damage we're already seeing from global warming will continue and accelerate. But 350 is more than a number--it's a symbol of where we need to head as a planet.
We work hard to organize in a new way--everywhere at once. In October of 2009 we coordinated 5200 simultaneous rallies and demonstrations in 181 countries, what CNN called the 'most widespread day of political action in the planet's history.' This October we're organizing a 'global work party' all over the world. People will put up solar panels, dig community gardens--and send a strong message to our leaders: 'If we can get to work on solutions to the climate crisis, so can you.'
Our theory of change is simple: if an international grassroots movement holds our leaders accountable to the latest climate science, we can start the global transformation we so desperately need.
The Peabody Awards have just announced their 2008 Peabody Award Winners.
And are delighted to announce that KING CORN is one of the eclectic group of winners!
Here's what Peabody had to say about the film in their announcement:
"Starting off like a post-grad goof -- two college buddies plant one
acre of corn and follow it to market -- the documentary ended up raising
questions about everything from crop subsidies to animal cruelty to our
obesity epidemic: What's in YOUR gullet?"