When Bill McKibben spoke at the Ecology Center's annual fall event, he showed photos of demonstrations around the world on the International Day of Climate Action. He applauded the passion and commitment of people who, against the odds of their financial or political situations, made a statement that climate change matters to them. Now, he says, we need to turn all that energy into action.
The Ann Arbor audience couldn't agree more. That's why we launched AA350.org.
If you're not familiar with the 350 concept, it's a movement that's built around the realization that, in order to achieve sustainability, we need to reduce, and stabilize, global CO2 emissions at the level of 350 parts per million. The annarbor350.org is the local answer to the international movement started by Bill McKibben. We will be looking at policies and solutions in southeast Michigan, and watching the results to see how we measure up against other communities and how much closer we are to reaching our goal.
Right now, we have a long way to go. But working together, we believe that 350 is possible.
To stay up-to-date and get more involved, sign up at AA350.org.
EcoLink — November 2009 An online publication of the Ecology Center