KK Joins in for Worldwide Event ‘Moving Planet’

KK Joins in for Worldwide Event ‘Moving Planet’

Kota Kinabalu will join 177 countries for Moving Planet tomorrow, a worldwide rally to demand solutions to the climate crisis. Organized by Green SURF, the local grassroots movement that successfully pressured the government to abandon a proposed coal-fired power plant for the state of Sabah, the event aims to get more people to do things that help reduce the CO2 levels in the air.

Why are they doing it?

Scientists have agreed that the safe levels of CO2 in the atmosphere is 350 ppm. We are now at 391ppm, 41 point too high and that needs to be brought down. The best way to do that is to ride a bicycle, walk, and keep your car in the garage as much as possible.

When is this happening?

“Say YES to renewable energy” as part of a Moving Planet event, will take place on September 24th, 2011, at the Tanjung Aru First Beach Cafe from 9am – 1pm.

Preliminary programme:

9am – 9:45am: Zumba! by Michelle Koh
9am – 1pm: Join us in drawing posters with messages on why we need renewable energy. There will be a solar hybrid model demo, sign your message for clean energy on a cloth supplied by the organiser.
9:30-10:30am: Beach clean up
11am: Solar hybrid talk

What you should do!

“Come and show your support for renewable energy, and to learn more about it. Write messages such as “I want clean air,” and “make RE a reality now,” on your old t-shirts or caps.

You could also pin your message on clothing.

Come on your bicycles if you can, to do your part in cutting use of fossil fuels.

Information panels on renewable energy and a display unit on how to generate your own power will provide options on how we can collectively bring the carbon dioxide level in the atmosphere down to below 350 parts per million (ppm).” – Green SURF

Moving Planet Video

Come with your neighbors and your friends, your family and your co-workers. Get ready to be a part of something HUGE.

For more information about the event in KK, please visit their event page here and their Facebook page here.

For more information about Moving Planet, visit http:://www.moving-planet.org and the 350 campaign, visit http://www.350.org

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