Re : FINAL ORGANIZER UPDATE: Making 10/10/10 Count.

Re : FINAL ORGANIZER UPDATE: Making 10/10/10 Count.
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— En date de : Ven 8.10.10, The 350.org Team a écrit :

De: The 350.org Team
Objet: FINAL ORGANIZER UPDATE: Making 10/10/10 Count.
À: coceda.coalition@yahoo.fr
Date: Vendredi 8 octobre 2010, 21h53

Dear Organizers,

We know you must be incredibly busy with last-minute preparations for this Sunday, 10/10/10. It’s only about 24 hours until organizers in New Zealand will welcome in the dawn by beating sacred drums beside a tall wind turbine atop an ocean cliff.

Since we know you don’t have much time, we’ll make this note brief.

Below you’ll find FOUR short updates we hope will give your 10/10/10 event a real boost:

1) Take Amazing Photos (and Video)

Please take a digital camera with you to your event and use it to capture your community getting to work–you can read a guide for how to take a great photo right here.

*** Remember to include a very visible "350" or “Get to Work!” (or both!) in your photos so we can link up your event with other images from every corner of the planet. ***

As soon as your event is over, rush to the closest computer and email your photos to photos@350.org. Simple instructions for emailing your photos are available here, or right at the bottom of this email.

Check out the 350 Banners page for signs that you can print out fast to get 350 in your photo: www.350.org/en/banners

VIDEO: We’re getting ready to put together a 10/10/10 film stitched together with footage from hundreds of work parties. Take your video camera with you (or borrow a friend’s) and follow our video guide to get some great footage for the film! You’ll be able to submit it at www.350.org right after you record it.

2) Media

It’s still very possible to get great media coverage for your event. You’re already part of a global day of action that’s broken planetary records, and your event makes for an inspiring story.

Take a moment to look up a few reporters from your local newspaper or TV station. Saturday (or Sunday morning) are perfect times to send those journalists a press release. Visit our guide: ‘Three Steps to Get Great Media Coverage’ to download a sample release that’s quite easy to customize.

3) Open Source Speech

Giving a short inspiring speech can help give your event more meaning and power. If you’re looking for a few words to read, 350 co-founder Bill McKibben has drafted a short speech that you’re welcome to use & personalize: http://www.350.org/en/sample-101010-speech

4) A New Beginning.

Our greatest success on 10/10/10 will be if we can use it to carry a great movement forward. As best you can, help your community see that 10/10/10 isn’t just a day; it’s a new beginning. Gather emails and phone numbers to stay in touch, and in your own way, let everyone at the event know: "We’re just getting started." We really are.

Wow – we’re SO close – and we owe you a deep, deep debt of thanks. Together, we’ve risen over our greatest challenges yet and are proving to the world that our movement is stronger than ever. At every step, you’ve show that we’re not just the change we’ve been waiting for: we’re the hope, the compassion, and the commitment that’s going to make that change possible.

Ready? Let’s get to work, all around the planet, all together now.

Your Friends,

The 350.org Organizing Team

PS: Here’s a tip to ensure a few extra folks show up: take an hour or two on Saturday to call up friends and neighbors and invite them out to your event. No amount of media, postering, or online organizing is as effective as a personal call from a close friend.

PPS: You might want to take a peek at the photos at the bottom of this email — arriving early from Cape Town to Cochabamba.
Photo Submission Instructions

To submit your photos to 350.org, just send us an e-mail and follow the instructions below.

Add your photos as attachments, making sure not to exceed individual photo size of 3MB.
Submit only one photo per email.
Use your city and country as the subject.
The body of your email will be the caption for your photos. Include a compelling one-sentence description of your event and what is happening in the photo.
Include any photographer credits in the e-mail body/caption.
Send your email to photos@350.org.

You can also submit a full event report, containing photos, videos, stories, and more.
And check out our guide on how to take a good photo here.
Have some video clips from the Global Work Party, too? Upload them here >>

Cape Town, South Africa prepare banners for the Global Work Party.

Antonia and her friend prepare a 350 banner for a Brussels bike rally.

Cochabamba Bolivia ~ actions have begun for 10-10-10. These kids hope to see your photos soon!

A Japanese Lego Man gets cooking with the sun!

Niue, a tiny island nation of only 1400 people, creates fragile 350 art to show tourists just how fragile their existence is in the face of rising seas from climate change.

De La Salle University students ride in Dasmarinas, Philippines

Howick, South Africa: friends are eager to Get to Work creating a bug-friendly food and medicine garden in Mpophomeni.

Perhaps the cutest photo from last year — can you beat it on Sunday?

USEFUL ORGANIZER LINKS:

– A login link to manage your event page online: www.350.org/user
– A link to reset your password if you can’t login: www.350.org/user/password
– Frequently asked questions about managing your action web page online: www.350.org/how

– The 10 step guide for organizing your 10/10/10 Work Party (Keep it Handy!): www.350.org/10steps

350.org is an international grassroots campaign that aims to mobilize a global climate movement united by a common call to action. By spreading an understanding of the science and a shared vision for a fair policy, we will ensure that the world creates bold and equitable solutions to the climate crisis. 350.org is an independent and not-for-profit project.

What is 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. To get there, we need a different kind of PPM-a "people powered movement" that is made of people like you in every corner of the planet.
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