Along with everyone who has a firm grasp on the obvious, I have realized the momentous date of October 10, 2010 has come and gone. Celebrities (such as Ellen Page), organizations, and just plain old regular bums much like ourselves pledged earlier in the month to work towards climate change on 10/10/10… but did the expectations intersect with reality?
188 countries participated in over 7,000 sustainable events through 350.org, a global campaign striving to unite people under the quest to address the climate crisis. Common success stories of the “global work day” include installing solar panels, tree planting, and litter pick-up.
350.org founder Bill McKibben stated, “People are discouraged [by the lack of progress] but they are taking out their frustrations in action. They have decided that we are going to have to show our leaders what leadership looks like.” Activists hope to create awareness for the impending United Nations summit on climate change on Nov. 29 in Cancun, Mexico.
Check out photos of 10/10/10 actions here