This Saturday, October 24th, the Bellingham community is coming together to celebrate the International Day of Climate Action. Transition Whatcom is joining up with RE-Sources for Sustainable Communities for this event in Bellingham WA, which is joining thousands of other cities on October 24 for an international day of climate action and we need your help. Here’s what you can do:
Meet us at 1:00 in front of Boundary Bay Brewery for a group photo, an 80’s dance extravaganza and an 80’s-themed party in the Boundary Bay Beer Garden (1:30-4), with DJ Fundi and $3.50 pints. Groups will be gathering in various locations around the city and marching to converge at the Farmers’ Market at 1pm. When we reach critical dance mass, the 80’s dance party in the Boundary Bay Beer Garden will commence!
Crank It Down! is Bellingham’s response to the call for participation in the International Day of Climate Action. This event is one of thousands around the world, calling for an aggressive carbon reduction plan to get the planet back to 350 ppm (parts per million). Since we haven’t seen that number since the 1980’s, Bellinghamsters are grabbing their leg warmers and hightops, ratting our bangs and puttin’ on the blue eye shadow. So, put on your raddest and baddest 80’s garb, dance, see what local organizations and businesses are doing to reduce their carbon footprint and support the local community.
Groups from around the world are organizing similar creative events as they participate in the most widespread day of environmental action in the planet’s history. Every event will highlight the number 350–and people will gather at some point for a big group photo depicting that all important message. At 350.org, all the photos will be assembled for a gigantic, global, visual petition.