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Monday, October 11, 2010

Bill McKibben: How do you say "Thank you!" 7,347 times?

Message from Bill McKibben:

Dear Friends,

How do you say 'thank you' 7,347 times?

People got to work yesterday in at least that many places around the world -- the planet has never seen anything quite that widespread. Or quite that beautiful.

I hope you'll take a few minutes to visit to look through some of the thousands of pictures that we have managed to sort through so far:
And if you haven't sent in your photos yet, now's the time: here's how to submit your photos to

We're looking forward to reading your reports over the next few weeks, and we'll be in touch with next steps and ideas. And in a few days, we’ll send along a video of a few of the day's highlights that you can share with friends.  But today is a day for you to mostly just feel good.

We know we can't build the movement we need on just one day--but 10/10/10 made the foundation for our fight much larger and much stronger.  And your message is getting out to media and politicians alike--we've already seen your work party photos in newspapers and on television shows all over the planet.

We hope 10/10/10 left you feeling connected with people all across this beautiful globe. You are helping shape the future of this planet, and we are deeply grateful for everything you do.  "Thank you" doesn't seem nearly strong enough.

Onwards, always,

Bill McKibben for The Team

P.S. 10/10/10 isn’t the end of our work this year, and it’s vital that we keep the pressure on world leaders in the coming days and weeks.  We could use more phone calls to let politicians know we expect them to lead the fight on the climate crisis.  Please take a few mintues today to make a quick call by using our easy call-in gadget--our leaders won't hear our message if we don't send it to them.

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