October 10, 2010 is when it all goes down–the Global Work Party, that is. On Sunday, participants all over the world plan to get out and do something about global warming. From installing new solar panels, planting new trees or gathering for a political rally, climate change advocates around the nation and the globe will be coming together to make a change. 10.10.10 was initiated by 350.org, an international group whose goal is to curb and reduce carbon dioxide atmospheric levels to 350 parts per million. (Right now it’s at 392 ppm.) According to climate scientists, 350 ppm is the highest safe level of carbon dioxide that the earth and every living thing on it can tolerate. To get involved on a local level, visit 350.org and search for events in your town or city.
How can you Do Your Part?
10.10.10 is a great way to motivate one day of change, but a continued commitment is what will sustain the environment for the future. Fortunately, that’s exactly what Do Your Part is all about. Every choice you make has an impact on your eco-footprint. In short, your eco-footprint is the energy and natural resources that the earth must supply in order to sustain your lifestyle. That means it includes everything: the water you use, the energy you consume, the waste you generate, and the fuel you use to travel. So when you make every day green choices like cycling to work, using low-flow water devices, or using greener cleaners, you’re actively choosing to be a better steward of the earth. So keep at it and Do Your Part to reduce your eco-footprint.