24 October, 2009

350 Parts Per Million

I care very much about the state of our planet. Frankly, it depresses me at times. So I shop second hand. I don't turn on the heat. I eat local food. I reuse things. I pack litter free lunches.

And right now, I am spreading the word. Tomorrow, October 24th, is a world action day against climate change. Dubbed 350, this event is being celebrated world wide. Why 350?

Because 350 parts per million is the end of the safe zone of carbon dioxide we should have in the atmosphere. We currently have 390 parts per million of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

Why now? In December, the world's leading politicians will meet in Copenhagen to discuss climate change, and when they do, they will be shown a collage of photos of groups and people all over the world.

If you want to learn more and find an event near you, please, please visit 350.org.

Thoughts? Requests?

Love, Rosie

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  1. thanks for that information, i am concerned about the environment myself. lately, they have been discussing it a lot on television on how unpredicible and changing the weather has been. the ice on the ocean are also melting in a fast pace.


  2. I commend you! I buy most of my clothes second hand too, for the same reason (and also because it's so much cheaper). I think that climate change should be much more of a concern for world leaders than they are already.

  3. i am very worried about our planet as well. if only we could move fast with all that we could do to repair things. if everyone cared. <3

  4. i'm ashamed to say i hadn't even heard of this. thanks for the reminder!