You are invited to the Souhegan Valley 350 Day, a day of action against climate change.
This is an invitation to build a movement—to take one day and use it to stop the climate crisis.
350.org is a group of people from around the planet—young and old, scientists and writers and activists—who have one thing in common. We know the most important number on earth: 350. And we know how to use that number to finally get global action on the worst crisis humans have ever faced. But we can only do it with your help.
A year ago, our greatest climatologist—NASA’s James Hansen—and his team produced a landmark series of studies. They showed that if we let the amount of carbon in the atmosphere top 350 parts per million, we can’t have a planet “similar to the one on which civilization developed and to which life on earth is adapted.”
The bad news is we’re already past that number—we’re at 390 parts per million, which is why the Arctic is melting, why drought is spreading across the planet, why people are already dying from diseases like dengue fever and malaria occurring in places where they’ve never been seen before.
The good news: that number gives us a target to aim for. When the world’s leaders meet in Copenhagen in December to reach agreement on a new climate treaty, we need them to go farther than they’ve planned to go: we need to make sure they’ll pay attention to the latest science and put forward a plan that gets us back to safety.
So here’s the plan. On October 24, join us in Milford, NH, to celebrate 350 Day. People in more than 1750 communities around the globe have already announced plans—they’ll be school children planting 350 trees in Bangladesh, scientists hanging banners saying 350 on the statues on Easter Island, 350 scuba divers diving underwater at the Great Barrier Reef, and a thousand more creative actions like these.
So far more than 140 nations are taking part—it’s shaping up to be to be the biggest day of grassroots action on global warming ever. Don’t miss out on this international day of action!
Join us on Saturday, October 24th, from 10:00am to 1:00pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Milford to celebrate the Souhegan Valley’s 350 Day!
WHAT: Souhegan Valley 350 Day – multi-faith service, with clergy & congregations from area churches/temples, music provided by local musicians, singing, a procession, information tables, children’s activities, a community harvest lunch. The entire community is encouraged to join in – church/temple goers and non.
WHEN: Saturday, October 24th, 2009 10:00am – 1:00pm
WHERE: Unitarian Universalist Church of Milford, 20 Elm Street, Milford, NH
WHY: To learn about climate change and sustainable living, to celebrate community and enjoy local food, and to take action to stop climate change
For more information, please contact the Unitarian Universalist Church of Milford at (603) 673-1870, x5.
Please forward this to friends and family and encourage them to join us!
If you play an instrument or sing, and would like to play in our community rendition of the 350 Anthem* contact Gail for details. (* Click here to listen to English audiofile and here for Download the lyrics and chords)
If you would like to volunteer to help us get this off the ground, let me know as well!
Look forward to seeing you on the 24! Gail Denemark 672-1747