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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Bill McKibben's 10:10:10 message: It's happening--and it’s even bigger than we thought it would be

Bill McKibben's 10:10:10 message:

Dear friends,

It's happening--and it’s even bigger than we thought it would be.

From what we can tell from reports streaming in from East Asia and Australia and New Zealand, 10/10/10 is going to be the biggest day of climate action ever--from one end of the planet to the other, people are already hard at work.

If you haven't already figured out which event to join, visit the map on our website to find a work party in your community--and be sure to check out the front page of, which has transformed into an amazing showcase of today’s events.

And a last minute request: Make sure that you document whatever you're doing today. WE NEED PICTURES, and we need them right away so we can post them on our homepage, send them to the media, and deliver them to political leaders.

It's seriously easy to upload pictures to read the instructions in the box on the right side of this email.

This year has been a hard one: political leaders have failed to rise to the challenge of the climate crisis, and we’ve seen one climate-related disaster after another.
But today represents a crucial shift--and we’re gaining momentum for the road ahead. 

After today, we can move forward with a new sense of optimism and confidence--not just because President Obama decided to put solar on the White House or because the Mayor of Mexico City announced that his city will cut carbon emissions by 10% this year. 

We can be confident because the climate movement is bigger and more beautiful than ever before--and it’s not going away.  Visit today and you’ll see that millions of people, from 188 countries, are united with a common purpose. They may speak differently or look differently or pray differently, but they all care about the same future.

It won’t be easy to get on the path to 350, but we can all keep pushing for the big actions that matter--pushing with the confidence that comes with having a movement standing together.

Thanks for all you’ve done--and all you’ll do in the days, weeks, and months ahead.


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