350.org International Day of Climate Action

10-10-10 350.org
International Day of
Climate Action

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Climate change is irrefutably of the most urgent crises of our time. Accelerating arctic warming and other early climate impacts have led scientists to conclude that we are already above the safe zone at our current 392 ppm, and that unless we are able to rapidly return to below 350 ppm this century, we risk reaching tipping points and irreversible impacts such as the melting of the Greenland ice sheet and major methane releases from increased permafrost melt.

Chicago  Action
10 October 2010
Downtown Chicago

Join EJC and other Chicago-area organizations on 10-10-10 as we “get to work” to bring clean, renewable energy to Chicago and clean up Chicago’s two dirty, old coal-fired plants.  First …. we’ll circulate petitions downtown at the Chicago Marathon asking Mayor Daley and City Council to support the Chicago Clean Power Ordinance that would clean up two of the dirtiest coal plants in the nation.

Then … we’ll rally together, celebrating a day’s work with music and motivating speakers from the stage.  Speakers from the affected communities around the Fisk and Crawford plants will make the case for cleaning up Chicago’s dirty coal plants and transitioning from fossil fuel to a clean energy future built on conservation, efficiency and clean renewable energy.

Join us: http://www.350.org/node/17611

Background
The Fisk and Crawford coal-fired power plants in Chicago represent the largest sources of dangerous and poisonous air emissions in the region – making them the cause of dozens of premature deaths every year. They also emit thousands of tons of global warming pollution every year! The Clean Power Ordinance introduced in the City Council would require Fisk and Crawford to clean up their act. This year, please join dozens of groups, hundreds of people and city officials to demand clean air and a safe climate!

Join the rally!  Sign up here: http://www.350.org/node/17611

Who’s on board so far?  Eco-Justice Collaborative, Greenpeace, Nuclear Energy Information Service, Pilsen Environmental Rights and Reform Organization, Rainforest Action Network, Chicago Chapter, Sierra Club and Topless America.

Interested in getting involved in the planning?  Contact Pam for more information.  Don’t live in Chicago?  Click here to find, or perhaps even start, an event near you!


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