Saturday, October 24, 2009

What we did on 350.org Climate Action Day

Well, today was Saturday 24 October in our little corner of the International Dateline so this is all the cool things we did to help our planet today and which you can do (or do other cool things) tomorrow in your side of the International Dateline.

First, it was a beautiful, sunny Spring day here in Christchurch, New Zealand/Aotearoa and my 10-year-old son and I paddled out by New Brighton Pier for a surfers' action. We held up a banner and were photographed from the pier and then we caught a few fun waves. It was small, 1-1.5 feet, but glassy so we frolicked.
 
Then at noon, a large crowd gathered by the pier to hear a few local politicians speak before hanging a large banner reading: "There is no Planet B. Climate Action Now!" from the sides of the pier.

Then, after a spot of lunch, we went to Victoria Square in the central city to sing out about climate action in a massed choir. It sounded awesome!

After that, they had Frocks on Bikes with all sorts of men and women in wonderful costumes riding highly decorated bikes. Creativity was abundant!

Then we formed a human sculpture to create a big 3 out of people which was photographed from a tall building nearby. Hopefully, some or all of this will be uploaded to the 350.org website for you to see.

It was a wonderful day for showing my two sons, aged 10 and 6, the power of positive community action to make the world a better place for them and their children and their children's children.
Hey, it's an old cliche, but "Power to the People!"

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