Monday, October 04, 2010

Monona “Global Work Party” Joins Thousands of Events across the Planet

10/10/10: World’s Largest Day of Practical Action to Fight Climate Change
On Sunday, October 10, people across the planet will pick up hammers, shovels, and caulking-guns and join the 10/10/10 Global Work Party, the world’s largest day of practical action to fight the climate crisis. In Monona, people will pick up pens and laptops.

Organizers from The Natural Step Monona and Project Home are hosting a letter-writing campaign, “Pressing Our Leaders for Action, Now,” at the Monona Public Library, 1000 Nichols Road, from 1:30 to 3:30. Because leaders at all levels have failed to take the necessary bold actions that our climate crisis demands, this Global Work Party will make it easy for people to tell those leaders what they think. Organizers expect citizens to create over 350 letters by helping with whatever obstacle is in their way – assistance putting their ideas into words, lists of facts about climate change, leaders’ addresses, a computer to type on, or someone to type for them. This Global Work Party will make letter-writing a fun, community activity.

The Natural Step Monona and Project Home are mobilizing, armed with their laptops. Please join them in holding our leaders accountable because citizens need to motivate their leaders to the urgent action that is essential. Drop by any time between 1:30 and 3:30 on Sunday, October 10 and write one letter or twenty.

The 10/10/10 Global Work Party is being coordinated by the international climate campaign and 10:10 Global.

The Natural Step Monona is a grassroots charity that fosters the creation of a more sustainable community and world through effective education, community action, and collaboration.

Project Home's mission is to improve the quality and affordability of housing for low-to-moderate income residents in Dane and Green counties. They provide services that improve comfort and safety, and reduce energy bills.

For more information on this particular 10/10/10 Global Work Party, please visit


  1. I received a comment (below) that includes a link that opens in YouTube, but requires that you verify that you are 18 (because it is gross I think).

    I am not going to post the link and am asking the author to repost with an explanation of what their point is.

    (The linked video is easy enough to find on your own.)

    Also, global warming posts tend to pull in comments that border on spam - they are on topic, but seem to be machine-generated. I'm not interested in posting anybody's spam message.

    [BEGIN COMMENT] 10:10 Global? The outfit that produced this video? LINK DELETED [END COMMENT]

  2. No spam, Doug.
    Here's some background:

  3. Ok, now people can read about it and see it.

    I don't really understand why you can't also explain what YOU think instead of only sending a link. And isn't more than little simplistic not to say disingenuous to label the entire environmental movement based on the deeds of one outfit in the UK?

    Anyway, try this link for a response from Bill McKibben.