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Media Advisory: Miami joins climate action day
On October 24, people throughout Miami will gather at an event that is part of the largest global day of climate action ever. The Miami event—one of more than 2,000 rallies in more than 150 nations—is coordinated by 1Sky Florida, Repower America, Emerge Miami’s Critical Mass and 350.org to urge world leaders to take fast and effective action on global warming.
WHAT: Local organizations will host a bike rally to urge Florida senators to act on the clean energy and climate bill. Between 50 and 100 cyclists wearing 1Sky t-shirts, sporting solar panel hats, signs and climate-message balloons will ride en-masse to a waterfront gathering where the crew of the S/V Ocean Watch, a research sailing vessel, will speak about the effects of climate change observed in their travels through the Northwest Passage – a previously un-navigable zone that has opened due to melting Arctic sea ice. The event will conclude with citizens forming “350” for a group photo – 350 represents what scientists say is the safe upper limit for carbon dioxide emissions in the atmosphere.
WHEN: Saturday, October 24, 2009
WHERE: Bike riders will meet at 11:15 AM at Vizcaya Metro Station; all attendees will gather for a photo at the drum circle at 1075 Biscayne Blvd between Bicentennial Park and American Airlines Arena at 2 PM
Photos from the event will be available at: http://350.org/media
For more information on the global 350 campaign, please visit firstname.lastname@example.org # # # 1Sky Florida is a collaboration of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy and 1Sky: a national, collaborative campaign for strong federal action to tackle global climate change and invest in building the clean energy economy of the future. For more information on Southern Alliance for Clean Energy visit www.cleanenergy.org and for 1Sky visit www.1sky.org. 350.org 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 in December is required to bring the earth’s carbon level swiftly down.