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2008, Living Mandala
creative services by: 360 Degrees

In Association With

Daily Acts

Go Local Cooperative

Post Carbon Institute

Climate Protection Campaign

North Bay Institute for Green Technology

Eco-Workforce Collective

Leadership Institute for Ecology and the Economy

Sonoma County Health Action

Plus 100’s of Participating Organizations, Businesses, & Sonoma County Citizens

& 1000,s of Organizations & People

All Over the Planet!


Global Climate Change is one of if not the most pressing issue of the century, future generations, and perhaps the planet at large. Inspired by’s International Campaign on Climate Change Action... On 10/10/10 people from all over the world will get together to celebrate climate solutions with over 6200 events and projects in more than 185 countries and growing! Where will you be and how will you contribute on this historic day of international action?

350 Climate Challenge

A coalition of Sonoma County organizations and citizens who came together to organize the 350 Garden Challenge - which installed a record 629 Gardens in Sonoma County, CA in a single weekend in May of 2010, are continuing the initiative alongside other organizations and joining’s International Campaign for Climate Change Action and the 10/10/10 Global Work Party. This coalition is working together organizing local actions and launching the 350 Climate Challenge enrolling people to reduce their carbon footprint and to engage in climate protection projects locally and around the county. The goal of the 350 Climate Challenge is to enroll at least 10,000 people to pledge to reduce their personal and community carbon footprints. Get involved with the international day of climate action, join 1,000’s of people in Sonoma County and the world at large, and pledge to reduce your carbon emissions by taking the climate challenge and/or get involved with a community work party. The time is now.

Take Action Now Through the Links Below!

  1. Take the 10-10-10 PLEDGE & Register your Action Here!


  3. SUBMIT a new 10-10-10 event

  4. Tell 10 FRIENDS by sending this link

  5. Find RESOURCES for organizing 10-10-10 actions

Top Ideas For 10/10/10 Events fro

  1. Organize a Tree Planting

  2. Go Solar

  3. Work on a Community Garden or an Organic Farm

  4. Go For a Bike Ride

  5. Harness the Wind

  6. Get Efficient

  7. Do a Trash Clean-up

Pledge to reduce your carbon emissions

by taking the 350 Climate Challenge here Global Climate Change Campaign

The mission is to "inspire the world to rise to the challenge of the climate crisis—to create a new sense of urgency and of possibility for our planet." Our focus is on the number 350--as in parts per million or CO2. in the atmosphere. If we can't get below that, scientists say, the damage we're already seeing from global warming will continue and accelerate.  But 350 is more than a number--it's a symbol of where we need to head as a planet."

The Science & Significance of 350

For all of human history until about 200 years ago, our atmosphere contained 275 parts per million of carbon dioxide. Parts per million is simply a way of measuring the concentration of different gases, and means the ratio of the number of carbon dioxide molecules to all of the molecules in the atmosphere. 350 parts per million is what many scientists, climate experts, and progressive national governments are now saying is the safe upper limit for CO2 in our atmosphere. Propelled by the news of these accelerating impacts, some of the world's leading climate scientists have determined that the highest safe level of CO2 to 350 parts per million. Unless we are able to rapidly return to below 350 ppm this century, we risk reaching tipping points and irreversible impacts such as the melting of the Greenland ice sheet and major methane releases from increased permafrost melt.


350 Climate Challenge

10/10/10 Global Work Party

October 10, 2010

Planet Earth

Sonoma County, CA

Take Action Now Through the Links Below!

  1. Take the 10-10-10 PLEDGE & Register your Action Here!


  3. SUBMIT a new 10-10-10 event

  4. Tell 10 FRIENDS by sending this link

  5. Find RESOURCES for organizing 10-10-10 actions

* Connect to other 10/10/10 Global Actions at

Take the Climate Challenge!

Choose at least one of the following ten issues areas as your challenge focus. We've suggested three actions in each area to help you reduce your impact. The steps are simple:

  1. 1. Set Goal: Pick an issue area and set your goal.

  2. 2. Plan: Come up with a plan to reduce your impact and meet your goal.

  3. 3. Measure: Take a baseline measurement to help you measure your progress.

  4. 4. Act: Put your plan into action and start reducing your impact.

  5. 5. Review: Periodically review your progress on meeting your target(s).

10 Areas to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Here are some relatively simple ideas to reduce your carbon footprint and increase your quality of life...

1. Biodiversity

  1. A.Grow a native plant garden or raise bees.

  2. B.When choosing food, plants and seeds, select rare or                     heirloom varieties.

  3. C.Volunteer to help groups like the Laguna de la Santa Rosa Foundation or LandPaths to preserve native habitat.

2. Buildings

  1. A.Lower/Raise your home’s temperature by 2 degrees.

  2. B.Weatherize your home.

  3. C.Install solar photovoltaics (PV) or solar hot water.

3. Economy

  1. A.Move Your Money to a local bank or credit union.

  2. B.Shift your spending to locally owned businesses and locally made products (especially for the holidays!).

  3. C.Share resources, reuse and repair! Join the Santa Rosa Tool Library, the Sonoma County Time Bank and/or become a member of the GoLocal Cooperative today to save money and support the local economy.

4. Electricity

  1. A.Install CFLs and Motion Sensor Light Switches.

  2. B.Wash Clothes on Cold and Hang Dry.

  3. C.Use the Sonoma County Energy Independence Program to finance weatherization, home retrofits or install solar.

5. Food

  1. A.Grow your own food and/or start composting food scraps.

  2. B.Buy local, buy seasonal and buy bulk with less packaging.

  3. C.Eat less meat and buy local, grass fed beef when you do.

6. Health

  1. A.Get rid of toxics in your home.

  2. B.Buy organic.

  3. C.Walk/bike at least 10 miles a week.

7. Social/Economic Justice

  1. A.Vote against Proposition 23 -- Protect California’s best shot at creating good, clean energy jobs.

  2. B.Choose certified fair trade products and companies that protect people and our natural resources. Write to your city council to support investment in sustainable businesses and green jobs.

  3. C.Practice this: question your assumptions about others; look for the best in people; love yourself and others; seek social justice in daily choices.

8. Transportation

  1. A.Walk/bike or use public transportation once a week.

  2. B.Carpool or combine errands three times a week.

  3. C.Take a staycation with

9. Waste

  1. A.Use reusable shopping bags, water bottles, and coffee mugs.

  2. B.Compost food waste.

  3. C.Buy less and buy used.

10. Water

  1. A.Install water efficient appliances (faucet aerators; low flow toilets; showerheads).

  2. B.Bury your lawn by sheet mulching. Plant a veggie garden.

  3. C.Install a greywater system.

            1)  Grow Your Own Garden

            2)  Join a Garden Crew

            3)  Become a Community Organizer, or

            4)  Support the Garden Challenge


We need your help to make the 350 Climate Challenge and future campaigns on this issue a success. email us for information on becoming a sponsor and advertising through the 350 home & garden challenge newsletter promotions.