Poppy and Jarrah via 350.org Flickr Creative CommonsIn parts of the world, today is already the first-ever International Day of Climate Action in places like New Zealand, but it’s not too late for millions of you to find the biggest, weirdest, adorablest, most inspirational, or flat-out nearest demonstration of support for the goal 350 ppm CO2 emissions.
We found a few such events worth noting — some which have already happened and others which you can still join:
- Students and faculty at Ithaca College are saying “boo!” to climate change by donning goulish garb around campus today.
- More than 15,000 young Ethiopians marched through Addis Ababa calling for 350. So much hope!
- The Roman Ruins in Beirut, Lebanon, are being flooded by demonstrators fitted with swimming goggles, calling attention to rising sea levels.
- More Lebanese youth are chatting up strangers for 3 hours and 50 minutes on the buses of Beirut.
- American soldiers in Afghanistan spelled out 350 with army equipment. They also ditched their vehicles because they now walk to meetings with local village elders.
- Rollerskaters and bikers in Tel Aviv, Israel, are rolling downhill — and up — through the city streets to represent the challenges of reaching 350 ppm.
- Since August 24, Vermonters have planted 350 fruit trees around the city of Manchester, with a final ceremonial apple tree being planted on Saturday.
- Citizens of Madrid, Spain, are running backwards for 350 meters.
- Church-goers in Bridgewater, MA, will have their ears ringing as the church bell sounds 350 times Sunday morning.
If you haven’t found one that suits you and your grassroots style, check out this map of 350.org climate action events and take your pick. And after you get home, don’t forget to drop us a line, a video, or a photo from the events via email, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter. Keep your eye on our page rounding up all the latest goings-on around the International Day of Climate Action.