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Santa Cruz Joins Most Widespread Day of Climate Action in History
by 350 Santa Cruz
Tuesday Oct 20th, 2009 1:15 PM
On October 24, people and organizations from around Santa Cruz will gather for several events and rally as part of the largest global day of climate action ever.

On October 24, people and organizations from around Santa Cruz will gather for several events and rally as part of the largest global day of climate action ever. The Day —one of more than 3,712 rallies in more than 162 nations—is coordinated by to urge world leaders to take fast and effective action on global warming. This is the first global campaign ever organized around a scientific data point: 350 parts per million CO2 is the safe upper limit for the atmosphere to avoid run-away climate change, according to the latest scientific data. We are now at 389 ppm and rising.

In Santa Cruz, the County has issued a Proclamation for the Day. ( The main coordinating body is the "Santa Cruz 350 Coalition Initiative", a group of citizens and community groups working for a Day of "Unity, Awareness and Climate Action in Santa Cruz." Under this arrangement, various independent groups will organize their own activities, with a common rally in mid-afternoon.

A tentative outline of events for the Day and before (as of 10/19/09) include:

(additional details:
more to follow)

The Gateway Private School in Santa Cruz has been working on
writing 350 letters to President Obama from students, parents, teachers
and staff. They are asking for a climate treaty in Copenhagen that is Fair,
Ambitious and Binding. Photos & video to be posted.
(Gateway School, Private event)

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2009 - International Climate Action Day (confirmed as of 10-19-09)

Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth, 10:00am - 5 pm, all day,
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History invites everyone to stop by and watch some or all of the film, which will be shown through the day.
(Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, 1305 East Cliff Drive)

Hoisting The Sails to 350: An Oceanic Plea for Greenhouse Gas Reduction.
Three boats will set sail with banners displaying the number 350, between Santa Cruz Harbor and The West Cliff Lighthouse, view from end of Wharf.
(Greg Cotten and a City of Santa Cruz: Climate Action Team.)

350 and Practical Activism at UCSC, 11 am - 5 pm,

March: Wharf To Town Clock, 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm,
(Santa Cruz 350 Coalition Initiative)

350 Peace Flags and Drawings of the Earth, 1 pm, Town Clock,
(Santa Cruz School Children)

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint Through Diet, 2 pm - 4 pm,
(Santa Cruz Vegetarian Meetup)

Mock Trial of Internal Combustion Engine, 2 pm, Town Clock, presiding judge: Hon Fred Keeley,
(People Power)

Main Rally with Speakers, Town Clock, 2pm - 4pm,
(Santa Cruz 350 Collision Initiative)

Potluck Dinner/Live Music/Presentations, and Movie Event, at Live Oak Grange,
Producer Maria Terezinha Vaz and Director Giovanni
Vaz Del Bello will be showing their environmental film: A
Convenient Truth: Urban Solutions from Curitibia, Brazil.
(Transitions Santa Cruz)

Simultaneously, people in every corner of the world will be taking similar action, from climbers with 350 banners high on the melting slopes of Mount Everest to government officials in the Maldive Islands holding an underwater cabinet meeting to demand action on climate change before their nation disappears.

November 1 - 30, 2009
Climate Change Book Exhibit at Santa Cruz Public Library

Photos from the event will be available
Photos from events happening all over the world will be available for free use at:
For more information on the global 350 campaign, please visit or contact Cosa Bullock in New York, cbullock [at]

Founded by author and environmentalist Bill McKibben, is the first large-scale grassroots global campaign against climate change. Its supporters include leading scientists, the governments of 89 countries, and a huge variety of environmental, health, development and religious NGOs. All agree that current atmospheric levels of co2—390 parts per million—are causing damage to the planet and to its most vulnerable people, and that government action at the Copenhagen climate conference is required to bring the earth’s carbon level swiftly down.
§Climate Action Day Proclamation
by 350 Santa Cruz Tuesday Oct 20th, 2009 1:15 PM
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