October 7, 2010

10/10/10 Boulder 350 “Global Work Party”

Join us for a day of Practical Action to Fight Climate Change!

Waylon Lewis is MC, Jared Polis is distinguished guest, and it’s for a great cause.

Why’s it called 350? It’s the most important number in the world.

Check out Waylon’s interview with 350 founder, Bill McKibben.

Plus: carrotmob!  We’ll see you there! Here’s the press release:

Boulder 350 “Global Work Party” Joins Thousands of Events Across the Planet

10/10/10: World’s Largest Day of Practical Action to Fight Climate Change

Boulder – On October 10, people across the planet will pick up hammers, shovels, and caulking-guns and join the 10/10/10 Global Work Party, the world’s largest day of practical action to fight the climate crisis. Over 4,000 events will take place worldwide, with more than 55 workshops and work parties planned across Colorado to reduce carbon emissions and celebrate clean energy solutions.

Forty carbon-cutting workshops and work parties have been registered by local groups, businesses, city departments, campaigns and local experts as part of the Boulder 350 Global Work Party. A mid-day youth “iMatter March” and a rally are also planned. Rally speakers will include Hunter Lovins from Natural Capitalism Solutions, Jonathan Koehn from the City of Boulder, a representative of Michael Bennet (tentative), and noted local activists. The day will end with a Carrotmob Party at the St Julien Hotel, which won the Boulder Carrotmob contest by committing 50% of the party’s profits to carbon-reduction initiatives at their facility. Local organizers expect over 500 people to attend the day’s events. The worldwide 10/10/10 Global Work Party is being coordinated by the international climate campaign 350.org and 10:10 Global.

Who: Participants: All members of the Boulder community, including kids, teens, students and adults, are invited. Workshop hosts: Over 40 local businesses, nonprofits, city representatives, community leaders, and energy efficiency, renewable energy, zero waste, alternative transportation, local food and gardening experts. Sponsors: City of Boulder Community Planning and Sustainability, Eco-Products, 1Sky, and Greenpeace. Event planning and outreach partners: University of Colorado Environmental Studies Club, Naropa University, 1Sky, The Lorax: Fairview High School’s Environmental Club, Eco-Cycle, Earth Guardians, Eagle Rock School, Alliance for Climate Education, ElephantJournal.com, AspireTrue Communications, and numerous volunteers.

What: Boulderites will join global citizens demanding and working for climate solutions and celebrating actions that cut carbon and build a clean energy future. Participants will attend hands-on carbon-reduction workshops and work parties to reduce their individual carbon footprints and that of our community to help address the serious problem of climate change. For workshops, descriptions and online registration visit the website.  (Early registration is encouraged as space is limited.)

When and Where: Schedule of Events

Morning Workshops / 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. / Location: Naropa University’s Arapahoe Campus, 2130 Arapahoe, and designated work party locations (map)

Carbon-reduction workshops and work parties hosted by local organizations. Most workshops are free of charge and all are open to the public. Visit the website to check them out and sign up!

iMatter March: Kids vs. Global Warming / 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Kids, teens, and adults are invited to join in on a march from Naropa University’s Arapahoe Campus (2130 Arapahoe) to the University of Colorado at Boulder UMC (University Memorial Center) to demonstrate their support for climate action! The march is being organized by Earth Guardians.

Kick-Off Rally / 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. / Location: The fountain plaza of the University Memorial Center (UMC) at CU Boulder (map). The rain location is UMC Glen Miller Ballroom.

11:30am – Live music. Bring a picnic lunch!

12:00pm – Short, inspirational speeches from leading community climate change advocates, including Hunter Lovins – President and Founder of Natural Capitalism Solutions, Jonathan Koehn – Regional Sustainability Coordinator for the City of Boulder, Leslie Glustrom – Co-founder of Clean Energy Action, youth from Earth Guardians, and representatives of U.S. Senators. Mark Udall and Michael Bennet (tentative). We’ll also draw winners for the Register and Win! Prize Giveaway. Earn tickets by pre-registering for workshops online! Hosted by Waylon Lewis, of Elephant Journal.com and the Walk the Talk Show.

Sponsorship Expo / 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. / Location: Arcade between the UMC and the fountains plaza (map) at CU Boulder. Rain location is the UMC Glen Miller Ballroom.

Come find out more about the great products and services offered by our sponsors and community partners!

Afternoon Workshops / 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. / Location: The UMC at the University of Colorado at Boulder and designated work party locations.

Carbon-cutting workshops and work parties hosted by local organizations. Most workshops are free of charge and all are open to the public. Visit the website to check them out and sign up!

Carrotmob Party / 5:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. / Location: St Julien Hotel, 900 Walnut St.

Come celebrate our day of successful workshops while supporting energy efficiency, waste reduction and local food at the St Julien Hotel in Boulder! The St Julien will be investing 50% of the evening’s profits toward reducing their carbon footprint. Bands performing include Weapons of Mass Creation (Reggae) and The Pamlico Sound (Jazz/Funk). Join us to relax, celebrate, and support green consumer activism through Carrotmob.

For more information on the Boulder 350 Global Work Party, please visit the website. For more information on the 10/10/10 Global Work Party, please visit the 350.org media room. Photos and video from thousands of simultaneous events across the planet will also be available at the website.

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