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Saturday is 350 Day: what will you do to raise awareness about climate change?

October 22, 2009

This Saturday, October 24, around the world people are engaging in various acts to raise awareness and to encourage people to take action about climate change.

We’ll be taking our bikes that day wherever we go. It’s the ArtWalk around here so it should be fun. Other local events can be found by checking out this map.

Around the corner, we’ll probably drop by VCCOOL’s Rachel Morris is hosting a 350 Paint Party and Potluck:

http://www.vccool.org/images/clip_art/pot_smr.jpghttp://www.vccool.org/newsletter/37_oct_09/350.jpgSaturday, October 24th
2:00 pm Paint the 350 Mural
5:00 pm clean up
5:30 pm Potluck Food and Fellowship
345 West Center St., Ventura, CA 93001

In support of the International Day of Climate change, VCCool is throwing a 350 Paint Party and Potluck. We will paint a huge, beautiful “350” mural on a local garage door. Then we will photograph our artwork and post the images with 350.org to support the United Nation’s Climate Treaty of December 2009. Afterward we will wash our brushes, enjoy a pot-luck dinner, and bask in the beauty of our community creation. We also hope to raise $350 to purchase VCCool’s new volunteer database! Think globally, donate locally.

What to Bring:
Yourself – plus Brushes, Paint clothes, an old pie pan, rags, and one yummy potluck dish.

How to Get Here:
Walk, bike, skateboard, pogo-stick, skip, roller blade, carpool, bus, scooter, you get the idea.

For More Information and to RSVP:
Visit 350.org , or drop us a note at action@vccool.org.

I wish we could be in SF–or that I could get 350 people on bikes to join us in doing what they’re doing. Here’s the info listed on the SF Bike Coalitions Chain of Events:

Bike the SF Rising Shoreline

Sat., Oct. 24 | 2pm | Gather at Justin Herman Plaza

 global warming biker galOn Oct. 24 people all over the world are acting to send a message to politicians to reach meaningful climate agreements in Copenhagen. In San Francisco, there will be a 350 bicyclist ride along the predicted new shoreline. Read more info on the SF shoreline change.

At 3 pm the ride will join a Human Billboard at Justin Herman Plaza. To sign up register online. Please bring a snorkel and mask. This will be an easy, mostly level 3.5 mile ride.

Their facebook page adds these details:

Bike the SF Shoreline! Get your bikes ready for underwater pedalling! Pull out your floaties and snorkel masks!

Sign up to be one of 350 bicyclists to ride along SF’s future post climate-changed shoreline as part of this Global Day of Climate Action. When you sign up, you will be contacted soon with more information. At the ride you’ll also receive a colorful momento which you will get to keep. This action will start at 2pm from Justin Herman Plaza (SF). CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP:
http://west.actforclimatejustice.org/upcoming-events/international-day-of-climate-action-102409/sf-bike-action-2pm/

Well I won’t make that ride–but I will be joining in for the Halloween Critical Mass in SF on my new bikergo! That’s going to be a party! Hmmn, which costume should I wear? Maybe the Snake Charmer…

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