The Power of 1 on 10-10-10:
Individual Action for Global Effect!
With your help, 10/10/10 is going to be the biggest day of practical action to cut carbon that the world has ever seen.
Organizers at 350.org are calling it “A Day to Celebrate Climate Solutions”—challenging us to get together to work in our communities on projects that can cut carbon and build the clean energy future.
Nearly 6,000 events are planned in 183 countries for the 10/10/10 Global Work Party; we encourage you to find an event in your community to participate in.
In the Asheville area, Transition Asheville is spearheading a full schedule of activities and invites you join in.
Check out Because the World Needs to Know
to learn about why your action is needed.
Because this is such a significant opportunity for awareness and positive action, several Asheville- area groups that work to reduce climate change have joined together on this e-mail action campaign.
10 groups are suggesting 1 tip for an action that all of us can commit to; one that doesn’t require too much time or money, but can result in great collective impact.
We ask all of our friends to commit to at least one of these tips (whether they join in on a work party or not ) … and then forward to 10 friends. Add one of your own if you wish!
So….. Act on a Tip, Spread the Word, Be part of the Change!
10 Organizations, 10 Tips, 10 Forwards
~ An Asheville area e-campaign in support of 10-10-10 ~
Volunteer in a community garden. Growing food locally saves energy.
Sign the petition to establish an inverted utlity rate structure in NC.
This could significantly reduce energy consumption in our state.
The paper industry is the third largest greenhouse gas emitter in the world.
Think before you print an email, double side your print jobs whenever possible,
and use high post-consumer content recycled paper.
R, R, & R
Have a waste- free lunch.
Packing your healthy meals in re-usable containers reduces throw-aways.
Sign up for a block of clean energy with NC GreenPower .
$4.00 per month adds 100 kilowatt hours of clean energy to NC’s grid.
Wrap your hot water heater in an insulated blanket.
This could save nearly 10% in water heating costs annually.
Develop a personal Energy Descent Action Plan to reduce your energy usage.
Every kilowatt hour of energy not used keeps one pound of coal in the ground.
At least once a week, walk, bike, take public transport, or carpool.
Find a ride through one of the rideshare websites for our area.
It will save money, energy, and pollution, and keep you healthy!
Switch a showerhead to one with the WaterSense label.
This can save up to 7,300 gallons of water,
and at least 500 kWh of electricity in hot water savings a year.
Spend time in the woods with a child. Share what you love about the outdoors.