The events being staged around the world for the 10/10/10 event are a diverse assortment of efforts that respond to local realities. From tree planting to solar and wind power projects people are acting to protect the planet.
At United Nations headquarters in New York, staff collected 350 old incandescent light-bulbs, replacing them with efficient compact fluorescent bulbs.
In Mexico City, the mayor of the largest city in the Americas pledged that the metropolitan area would cut its carbon emissions 10%.
In the Namib Desert, Namibia, a rural education center is installing six panels to try and go carbon neutral
In Alexandra Towship, South Africa, citizens will install solar-hot water on a home for the mentally disabled
In Iraq students are working to put solar panels up at the University of Babylon.
In Las Cruces, New Mexico a group of community members are putting up panels on a local homeless shelter.
In Illinois, the governor pledged to put solar panels on the roof of his official residence, following a similar promise earlier in the week from Barack Obama.
Other events around the globe include tree plantings in rural Tanzania, solar installation in China, and an international bike-ride from Jordan to Israel, along with thousands of much simpler events organized by smaller groups.
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Bill McKibben Goes to the White House
White House Agrees to Put Solar On It
McKibben Calls Extreme Weather Events Climate Disasters
Environmental Activism and Social Media
The Global Work Party and US Midterm Elections
Canada and 350.org’s 10/10/10 Event
Letter of Thanks from Bill McKibben
Message of Thanks from the President of the Maldives