My campaign is taking a back seat to raise awareness for the need to take action on climate change and to put all our focus on the most important number in the world right now – 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. The International Day of Climate Action on this Saturday 24 October over 3,700 actions will happen around the world, in over 162 countries calling on world leaders to take direct action on climate change.
There are many actions happening around New Zealand that are fun, positive creative. In Auckland I’m part of a team organising the 350 Big Bike Ride, a mass ride for all cyclists from Britomart Square starting at 1.30pm to Takahi Reserve, Mt Eden. My campaign is taking a back seat as we build up to such an important day but I will definitely be out on my campaign bicycle on Saturday calling for action.
The 350 Big Bike on facebook
Find your local action
Checkout www.350.org.nz and join the movement.