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Old 10-21-2009   #1
 
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River of Action at the BV River Park!!!


Colorado Kayak Supply is announcing its sponsorship of the River of Action which will take place in Buena Vista, CO on October 24, 2009.
River of Action is part of the International Day of Climate Change, an initiative of the nonprofit 350.org, which aims to bring attention and action to the global warming crisis. The mission is to inspire the world to rise to the challenge of the climate crisis—to create a new sense of urgency and of possibility for our planet.

The gathering will take place at the Barbara Whipple Bridge at the Buena Vista Riverpark at 10:00-10:45 am on October 24. We will meet up for a photo and you will also have the chance to win give-a-ways from Keen, Colorado Kayak Supply and NRS. If you are interested in joining the local 350 gathering on October 24 go to 350.org or contact Colorado Kayak Supply at 395-8653. Please bring your kayak with you for the photo (not getting in the water).

What 350.org is:
350.org is an organization that works to educate people on the current climate crisis. The number 350 (350 parts per million) is important because that is the level that scientists have identified as the safe upper limit of CO2 in our atmosphere. We are currently sitting at 387ppm. We can make a difference--if we mobilize the world to swift and bold climate action, which is what we're planning to do on October 24th.

Every event around the world will highlight the number 350--and people will gather at some point for a big group photo depicting that all important message. At 350.org, we'll assemble all the photos for a gigantic, global, visual petition.

Please join us to get the word out about 350.org!

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No offense, but how will me driving to BV help reduce carbon emissions?
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Dave - legitimate question and a very relevant point.

The mission of 350.org is to inspire the world to rise to the challenge of the climate crisis—to create a new sense of urgency and of possibility for our planet. The event in BV is one of hundreds, if not thousands, going on around the world this Saturday - the images of which will be used to create a visual petition for world leaders who will be gathering in Copenhagen in December.

While the event in BV isn't in a major population center, and does require a bit of travel for those who wish to attend, I would still encourage anyone interested to find a way to participate. Sometimes sacrifices have to be made in order to achieve victory and this may be one of those instances. If you have to drive to BV for the day, maybe pledge to walk around Boulder for the rest of the week rather than drive. Carpool with a posse, bring the kids, and spread the message as this will be an important and educational day for all involved.

Thanks to those that took it upon themselves to organize a local movement!
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Please move to the eddy where it belongs

I'm in a bad mood today and don't want to have to read this political garbage and the inevitable firestorm response.
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Thought this was interesting.

BBC NEWS | Science & Environment | What happened to global warming?
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I think the main goal here is to create awareness, you can learn more here.

http://www.350.org/about


And yes, no need to drive from far away, but if you live in the vicinity, come by to learn more and show your support.
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George Carlin was a very funny man and a great curmudgeon... but his science creds are not impressive.
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No offense, but how will me driving to BV help reduce carbon emissions?

Is Al Gore going, maybe you could hitch a ride on his private jet. I hope he turns his electric off at the mansion in Tennessee as well. What a farce a bunch of fat cats getting rich off the backs of the working all for an unproven cause.
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What a farce a bunch of fat cats getting rich off the backs of the working all for an unproven cause.
Mr. C, do you mean folks like Sen. James Inhofe raking in more than $600K in the last five years from energy industry lobbyists to continue denying climate change?
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