Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 24, and be at the Tucson Chinese Cultural Center, 1288 W. River Road for the first Tucson International Day of Climate Action starting at 10 a.m. The TCCC is located east of La Canada, on the north side of River Road. People from all over the world are participating in this global event.
“Connect with others in our community and thousands of communities across the planet who are building a movement to lift public awareness about Global Warming. Let’s show the world what Tucson is doing to make policymakers aware of the scientific evidence that says the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide must be lowered to 350 ppm if we
are going to avoid a catastrophic ecological tipping point.” 350 ppm (parts per million) signifies the safe upper limit of CO2 in the Earth’s atmosphere.
At this event, you will have an opportunity to:
-be part of a “human sculpture” in the form of a giant “350”— photo will be sent to 350.org and become part of a collection of similar images from around the world that will be delivered to the media and world leaders;
-participate in a “Green TEA Party”, gathering 350 or more petitions to influence local officials to endorse a viable foundation for sustainable development (TEA = Tucson Ecological Action);
- hear short comments by local dignitaries;
- talk to representatives of various local non-profit organizations about products and services that reduce greenhouse gas emissions
The schedule of events on the morning of October 24:
-10:00 Attendees arrive; begin to sign Green TEA Party petitions; attendees are assigned to be part of the three, five or zero of the human sculpture, talk to non-profits.
-10:45 to 11:15: Human sculpture formed; pictures taken.
-11:15 to 11:45: Presentations.
-11:45 to 12:59: Mingle, disburse and depart.
RSVP to Russell McGee in Tucson, via the www.350.org website. Participants for the photo are asked to wear light-colored (yellow or white) head gear, so leave your black Cowboy hats at home.
Another 350 action that same day is “350 for 350 Tucson Bike Race”, an 8 mile ride from 9 to 10 a.m. starting at Hi Corbett Field parking lot at Randolph Park. Visit the 350.org website to sign up.