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Bill McKibben and 350.org have called for an international work day to stop climate change on October 10, 2010. I have proposed to him that there should 350.org should provide an online solutions architecture in order to promote and support those practical demonstrations of climate solutions on October 10 and to make sure they continue after that day.

350.org has already made a nod in that direction with its workparty-ideas page on their site but they could go much farther by linking to a number of organizations around the world who are providing practical solutions to energy and climate problems.

Here are two organizations which are trying to provide the full range of possibilities for sustainable technology:

Here are two other organizations which are focused on solar and solar cooking:

Here are two permaculture resources:

350.org could actively link to other groups with ongoing work on similar problems such as the Transition Towns movement:

the Common Security Clubs:

weatherization barnraisers like the Home Energy Efficiency Team of Cambridge, MA:

Building up to 10/10/10, I'd like to see people start doing climate and energy education at the over 4000 farmers' markets that happen every week around the USA throughout the growing season as in http://www.dailykos.com/story/2010/2/13/836661/-Mr-Franklins-Folks-...

I'd like to see some mechanism so that the 10/10/10 work groups stick together and do other climate change work on an ongoing basis. My guess is that legislation is not going to be enough. All of us are going to have to change the way we live and work and shop as well as vote. This has got to be a mass movement on an exceedingly practical level.

Of course, I say Solar IS Civil Defense and think that there's a direct line from renewables to emergency and disaster (http://solarray.blogspot.com/2008/05/solar-is-civil-defense-illustr...)

The Place: online to support practical actions around the world
The Challenge: to provide information and support to groups interested in doing practical work around climate change, activities that will benefit anyone interested in using energy and resources more efficiently with less waste
The Idea: online solutions architecture through 350.org, an already recognized international organization
The Money: the first $1000 would go to a staffer at 350.org to begin building the online resources and connecting groups

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Tags: 350.org, change, climate, energy, evokation, waste


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