The Carbon Masters™ program at Washington State University Extension will participate in the Seattle 350 International Day of Climate Action.
The 350 event is an international campaign dedicated to building a movement to unite the world around solutions to the climate crisis.
Current climate change scientists document that increasing carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere surrounding earth are raising global temperatures. Scientists have identified the safe upper limit for CO2 in our atmosphere to be 350 parts per million to sustain life on the planet. Our planet is currently approaching 390 parts per million. Washington State is especially vulnerable as the planet warms — our landscape, agriculture and natural resources.
WSU Extension is partnering with several community and civic organizations including the Snohomish County Energy Assistance program, Seattle Green Schools, Seattle Parks, Seattle Art Museum, SCALLOPS, Climate Solutions, Seattle Climate Action Now Network, CoolMom, ITSCool and others to sponsor the event. The event will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Seattle Center’s Alki Room, located at 305 Harrison St. There is no charge to attend the event.
Exhibitors will provide climate change information and demonstrate ways to reduce energy use and carbon footprint. Event participants will be asked to pledge to take three actions to reduce their carbon footprint. Throughout the day, there will be entertainment and a live stream of local national and international 350 events. At 3:50 p.m., event participants will form a “3”, “5” and “0” on the fountain lawn for a photograph. We are encouraging people to pack a lunch, use public transportation or bike to Seattle Center to lower the carbon footprint of the event.
Additional information about the event can be found on the Seattle 350 Event’s FaceBook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/350-Washington-State/105301372806?ref=ts or contact Dolores Blueford, Carbon Masters Program Manager, at email@example.com.
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