Help Step Up Global Warming Awareness this Saturday
Called a viral grassroots movement, this weekend's Step It Up event is expected to attract tens of thousands of people across the country. They'll be joining together at iconic locations, in cities and in small towns as part of a call for action on climate change. Participants will be walking, hiking, biking, swimming, canoeing or standing, with banners reading "Step It Up
Congress! Cut Carbon 80% by 2050!" . Photos taken of the participants will be sent to Washington, showing that constituents are demanding bold action. More than 1300 actions are being held April 14 as part of the National Day of Climate Action.
"The groundswell of support for this effort is incredible. This is truly a viral grassroots movement, organized mainly through word of mouth, email outreach among friends, and the online community," says Step it Up Organizer, Bill McKibben. "The enormous participation in today's movement is a wake-up call to legislators from across the country. Their constituents are urgently demanding that America get on the path towards reducing carbon emissions before it is too late." - from the press releaseActions will range from a few scuba divers in Key West, to a thousands-strong rally in New York. 48 states in all will be participating. Hopefully events like this one, and the upcoming Live Earth concerts this summer, will show the government just how concerned people are with climate change and how serious they are about finding solutions. They can't brush supporters off as a fringe group anymore.