On Sunday, October 10, people at 7347 events in 188 countries celebrated 350.org‘s 10/10/10 Global Work Party by implementing small-scale climate solutions and urging governments the world over to work for sustainable and swift climate action. From Bangladesh to Australia, Ghana to Guyana, people gathered to plant trees, cultivate gardens, ride bikes, clean beaches and press people the world over to reconsider the costs of ignoring a quickly changing climate. The events set the record for the greatest number of recorded protests in a single day in world history and each gathering serves as an example of the steady, determined and immediate changes we need to make to begin to lessen the effects of global warming.
In Washington, DC, activists gathered in front of the White House to urge President Obama to pass clean energy policies and to make a global climate agreement a priority for his administration.
Credit: 350.org/Jim Dougherty