This April 14th, tens of thousands of Americans will gather all across the country at meaningful, iconic places to call for action on climate change. They will hike, bike, climb, walk, swim, kayak, canoe, or simply sit or stand with banners for a call to action: It is a nationwide campaign comprised of over 1200 actions being held as part of a National Day of Climate Action.
The rallies are planned in every corner of the country, in all 50 states, by people from all walks of life, which demonstrates the widespread demand for quick and dramatic change on the issue of global warming. All individuals, groups and organizations involved in these actions are hungry to do something big and they all agree on one thing: the need for substantial and rapid action.Despite the varied backgrounds of the participants and the uniqueness of each event, they are united in delivering a critical message: For Congress to put America on a course to cut carbon emissions 80% by 2050. This is less than a 2% reduction per year.
As a truly global crisis, global warming will impact everyone. However, the impact will be felt greatest among the most vulnerable of the world’s population. While global warming presents us with our most pressing challenge, it also presents our most inspiring opportunity.
To find out how you can participate, visit www.stepitup2007.org to find an event in your area.