350.org , individuals building a global movement to solve the climate crisis.
So what does 350 mean anyway? The number symbolizes 350 parts per billion (ppm) of carbon dioxide or lower there should be of CO2 in the atmosphere. It’s a goal necessary to ensure our future. The amount of CO2 in our atmosphere is currently at 392ppm; dangerously above the safe zone. In order to preserve our planet we must reduce the amount of carbon dioxide there is in the atmosphere.
How do we do reduce this number? One, we think about our consumption of energy differently, especially America. Just because we CAN consume a lot doesn’t mean we should. We also create. We create a community right at the grassroots level that is concerned and aware of these conditions. We can also connect through social media/blogs/websites, to people all across the world who are dedicated to changing the way we think about the environment and how we protect it. As we build this movement and transform political and social dynamics around climate change we can change our communities and push for actual legislation to move us towards a more sustainable future focused on green energy.
This weekend is the annual Connecting for Change : Bioneers By the Bay Conference in New Bedford Ma (Oct 26-28) and Bill McKibben is a keynote speaker at this year’s conference. He will be speaking on Sunday at 12pm. This conference is the biggest environmental conference in the South Coast. This event is really accessible to anyone who wants to attend. The hosts, the Marion Institute has a “pay what you can” option so that everyone is able to come to this event. Great vendors, workshops, keynotes, food, and entertainment.
If you haven’t registered yet, what are you waiting for?!?
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