Moving Planet is a day to put our demands for climate action into motion—marching, biking, skating—calling for the world to go beyond fossil fuels. This past weekend, at over 2,000 events in 175+ countries, we let leaders know that a movement is rising to move our planet forward to a clean energy future.
In Telluride, TNCC put together another fantastic event (some of the attendees are pictured above). Among the many other interesting presentations, Mountainfilm in Telluride provided a screening of Pete McBride's film Chasing Water.
From Bill McKibben:
For me, it’s the closest thing to Christmas come early.
For three years now 350.org has coordinated giant worldwide rallies -- CNN has called them ‘the most widespread days of political activity in the planet’s history,’ involving every nation but North Korea.
But if you think it gets old, you think wrong. The first pictures from this year’s Moving Planet-extravaganza are starting to stream in from those places where the Saturday sun has already risen, and they are as stunning as ever.
In Tonga, villagers are gathering on their sinking coastline for a dawn ceremony to bless the day. Nearby in Tuvalu, people are preparing for a day of swimming lessons and disaster drills to prepare for the sea level rise that's already inevitable (it will be up to us to make sure it doesn't get worse). And in Cairo, where it’s still Friday, but where they jumped the gun to take advantage of the traditional day of gathering, and are busy creating a huge human Nile...