Bill McKibben was one of the many amazing & super-inspiring speakers at the recent conference of the Network of Spiritual Progressives in Washington, D.C.
McKibben is a household name to environmental activists. He’s an author, activist & the founder of 350.org I’ve been a Bill McKibben fan for years.
He’s a great speaker! He comes across as very down-to-earth, modest & plain-speaking. But also intelligent as heck. Very funny, too, which never hurts!!
He told us all about how 350.org got going, how it spread globally like a lovely virus, & what a successful phenomenon the October 24, 2009 events proved to be. 5200 events in 181 countries. Not too shabby at all!
The 10/10/10 event this year is to be a “global work party” – on October 10th. On this day (a Sunday), people all over the world will work on projects aimed at tackling climate change.
All over the world, people will do stuff like install solar panels, build bike paths, work on community gardens, etc. etc. etc.
We will say to our politicians “We’re getting busy. Where are you?”
Please plan to take part! But don’t wait until October. There’s no time like the present!!
'Quote of the day' w. this post: Thomas Berry on the environmental crisis: “It is something like being in a lifeboat. There may be problems of distribution of food, there may be people that need medical care, but if something happens to the boat, the boat has to be taken care of immediately or else everything else becomes irrelevant.”