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.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

10/10/10 Event Details

A day to celebrate climate solutions!

Join 350.org in a global work party!

With your help, 10/10/10 is going to be the biggest day of practical action to cut carbon that the world has ever seen.

On October 10, 2010, 350 Grand Valley is hosting a work party in downtown Grand Junction to celebrate climate solutions. The focus of the event is on bicycling and local agriculture as ways to make a difference. We will be volunteering at the GJ Main Street Community Garden and ending the day with a group bike ride around town. As a bonus, several local bike shops have offered free bike maintenance between 12:00 and 3:50 PM.

GARDEN WORK:

  • Meet at the GJ Main Street Community Garden near the corner of 10th & Main St. at 12:00 to help with a variety of projects around the garden. 
  • Volunteers are welcome any time between 12:00 - 3:50 PM. 
  • Bring work gloves and a bottle of water. 

GROUP RIDE:

  • Meet at the corner of 10th & Main St. at 3:50 PM for a bike ride around town. 
  • The route has not been identified yet. 

FREE BIKE MAINTENANCE:


Please join us.

Feel free to contact grandvalley350@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Event information: http://www.350.org/event-grand-junction-co



Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Community Garden

Would you like to volunteer to work in a community garden on 10/10/10?  Contact grandvalley350@gmail.com if you're interested.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

10/10/10 Global Work Party

We are working on an event for 10/10/10.  Stay tuned for details.

Introduction to 350.org

Grand Junction now has a local group supporting 350.org.
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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.