Shame on me!
I am not participating on the International Day of Climate Action as a blogger! What am I talking about?
On October 24, the International Day of Climate Action will cover almost every country on earth, the most widespread day of environmental action in the planet’s history.
There will be big rallies in big cities, and incredible creative actions across the globe: mountain climbers on our highest peaks with banners, underwater demonstrations in island nations threatened by sea level rise, churches and mosques and synagogues and ashrams engaged in symbolic action, star athletes organizing mass bike rides—and hundreds upon hundreds of community events to raise awareness of the need for urgent action.Every event will highlight the number 350—and people will gather at some point for a big group photo depicting that all important message. At 350.org, we'll assemble all the photos for a gigantic, global, visual petition.The thousands of events on October 24 will drive 350 and all that it represents into the human imagination, and change the negotiating environment as we head towards the crucial UN Climate Negotiations in Copenhagen in December of 2009.
Copenhagen may well be the pivotal moment that determines whether or not we get the planet out of the climate crisis, and your actions on October 24 will help our leaders realize we need a real solution that pays attention to the science.
However, someone I know is doing something!
Two Scouts Chiefs (One of them happens to be my friend Johnny Maroun), mountaineers, committed to the environment protection. Members of the "Les Scouts Du Liban" association, we are going to hike to the highest peak of Lebanon, once again (for like the 3rd time), to represent our country, the 350, our association and our groupe GSVN (Groupe Saint-Vincent Naccache), and to take part of the visual demonstration from the highest point of Lebanon. This is the link of the project: