Editor’s Note: This is an email from Bill MicKibben of 350.org I received today that I thought I should pass along. Check it out and share with friends.
by Bill McKibben
Hey friends —
We’re still exhilarated from the past weekend of Moving Planet events — a truly amazing show of global solidarity, committment, and creativity.
We wanted you to have the first glimpse of the video showing what it all looked like:
People sent in thousands of photos and hundreds of videos from around the world — and we wish we could have used them all in the video. Images are how we turn local action into global inspiration — inspiration that can help the whole world move together.
Your pictures are also a crucial way to bring the pressure of this movement to bear on the political process. Next week, members of the 350 team will be in Panama using Moving Planet photos at global climate negotations. Our 350 crew will be delivering photo packets to delegates from around the world, and setting up massive photo displays to help breathe new life and determination into a forum that desperately needs it.
We’ll be in touch, of course, about what happens next — movements need to keep moving, and now that we’ve got the earth in motion we can’t let it slow down.
We’ve got big plans in the works: in the USA, we’ll be ramping up the pressure to stop the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. On the global level, we’ll be shining a spotlight on Africa in the lead up to the UN climate meeting in Durban coming up this November. And in communities around the world, we’ll be rolling out powerful climate leadership workshops, grassroots education programs, and hard-hitting local campaigns that will help us build local power from the bottom up.
But this week is a time simply to appreciate what’s been accomplished, and we hope this video does the trick.
We want to say thank you one more time. Watching it all unfold, we felt like the world was truly coming together. We couldn’t be more grateful to be building this movement with all of you.
Bill McKibben for the whole 350.org team