A host of environmental groups, including Greenpeace, Oceana and Repower America, are pledging their support for what is being touted as “the world’s largest day of action to fight climate change” on Sun., Oct. 10.
Thus far, the Climate Work Party — which is coordinated by international climate campaign 350.org — includes at least 7,014 events in over 180 countries. According to a press release, the events themselves differ, but the goal is the same: to educate the world about climate change and its effects:
In Auckland, New Zealand, they’re having a giant bike fix-up day, to get every bicycle in the city back on the road. In the Maldives, they’re putting up solar panels on the President’s office. In Kampala, Uganda, they’re going to plant thousands of trees, and in Bolivia they’re installing solar stoves for a massive carbon neutral picnic.
Locally, a group of citizens and environmental activists will gather on a Miami Beach “with banners and signs demanding bold action on climate change and off-shore drilling by our politicians and candidates in Florida.”
The Miami event is being held only two weeks shy of the midterm elections, and organizers say they hope to send a clear message to area politicians: “Get to work; for people, not polluters!”
From the Miami event’s press release:
Who: Around 100 citizens from around Miami as well as activists from Greenpeace, Oceana, Repower America, SEA, Sierra Club, 1Sky.
What: A gathering on Miami beach with a photo opportunity at 10:45am of citizens with banners and signs demanding bold action on climate change and off-shore drilling by our politicians and candidates in Florida. A group of bicyclists will ride to the beach from the Government Center Metro Station starting at 9:00am.
Where: We are gathering at the 10th street exit onto Miami beach.
When: The gathering will start at 10am on the beach and will end around noon.