[Reader-list] This Monday - A Day to Remember : Watch a Movie for The Age of Stupid Global Premier

rohitrellan at aol.in rohitrellan at aol.in
Fri Sep 18 08:31:13 IST 2009

On Monday, September 21st, join people around the world in two crucial 
1) The Global Wake-Up call--5-minute flash-mobs all over the world 
2) The Global Premier of The Age of Stupid, the new climate change 
Join the world in both! 
Dear Friends, 
Are you ready? The global climate movement is about to get MUCH 
With the one-month countdown to the International Day of Climate Action 
approaching, let's get ready to make some noise. Literally. 
In less than 24 hours, "Climate Week" begins--7 days of events 
surrounding a big UN Climate summit in New York.  The summit's purpose: 
to get world leaders on the same page in advance of the crucial UN 
Climate Negotiations in Copenhagen this December.  Climate Week will be 
a big deal--UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for this emergency 
meeting, and both Barack Obama and Hu Jintao will be giving landmark 
speeches. I'll be going to New York myself in just a few days, and as I 
prepare for the whirlwind of events, one question keeps nagging at me: 
At a high-profile, celebrity-studded, media-saturated event like 
Climate Week, how can we break through and make our voices heard? 
Today I have two answers to that question, and they are both 
refreshingly simple. One involves making a phone call.  The other 
involves watching a 
movie.  On Monday, September 21st, I'm hoping 
you'll join me and20people all around the world in doing both: 
1) Make a Phone Call for The Global Wake-Up Call 
350 and many of our partners in the new TckTckTck campaign are teaming 
up for the Global Wake Up Call--a set of 5-minute, distributed 
"flash-mobs" designed to put the pressure on world leaders the day 
before the big UN meeting in New York.  In cities, towns and villages 
around the world, people will gather in public places with their 
neighbors and friends, not only to make some noise about climate 
change, but to make some calls.  On Monday, September 21st, we will 
flood world leaders with phone calls, letting them know that climate 
change is a challenge like no other and that the world is sounding an 
alarm and it's time to pay attention and wake up.  Join us: 
2) Watch a Movie for The Age of Stupid Global Premier 
On the night of Monday, September 21st, The Age of Stupid--the new 
big-screen climate change epic--will be shown in cinemas in more than 
50 countries.  It will be part of the largest global film premier in 
history. It's the largest because YOU are invited--if you can make your 
way to a participating theater on Monday, September 21, you will be 
part of this historic event. We've all watched the film here at 350 
headquarters, and we're convinced that it's jus
t the film the world 
needs right now.  As we approach the precipice of climate chaos--and an 
Aopportunity to pull humanity back from the brink in Copenhagen--this 
fictional epic (with a good sense of humor!) set 50 years in the future 
will remind you of how scary and important present-day reality actually 
is:  www.350.org/sept21 
Here's the deal:  just like every other UN meeting, most of you won't 
be there at the negotiating table when world leaders sit down.   But 
you CAN influence the outcome through these two easy--and fun--events.  
Yup, I said "fun" in the same context as "climate chaos."   On 
September 21, all across the planet, you'll be able to see, and hear, 
the movement for climate solutions.   I'll be reporting out from New 
York next week--and letting you know how we can use this surge in 
climate activity as a springboard.  
Because after Monday, September 21, you know what happens--the 
International Day of Climate Action on October 24--now with new actions 
in countries like Bahrain and Burkina Faso, and with new 350 endorsers 
like economist Lord Nicholas Stern. 
We're so glad you've taken action with us so many times this year. Now 
that the 24th of October is right around the corner, we'll be working 
around the clock to make it as powerful, creative, and fun as we can. 
You've been with us every step of the way, and
 now is the time to 
really Step It Up. 
Let's get going, 
-May Boeve, Partnerships Coordinator, 350.org 
(And the whole 350.org team) 
350.org needs your help! To support our work, donate securely online at 
350.org is an international grassroots campaign that aims to mobilize a 
global climate movement united by a common call to action. By spreading 
an understanding of the science and a shared vision for a fair policy, 
we will ensure that the world creates bold and equitable solutions to 
the climate crisis. 350.org is an independent and not-for-profit 
What is 350? 350 is the number that leading scientists say is the safe 
upper limit for carbon dioxide in our atmosphere. Scientists measure 
carbon dioxide in "parts per million" (ppm), so 350ppm is the number 
humanity needs to get below as soon as possible to avoid runaway 
climate change. To get there, we need a different kind of PPM-a "people 
powered movement" that is made of of people like you in every corner of 
the planet. 

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