Dear Friends–

It's been an incredible few months of non-stop campaigning here at–and we're about to kick it into high gear.

Starting today, we're pulling out all the stops and charging towards 10/10/10, the "Global Work Party."  This one day will be a MASSIVE opportunity to celebrate climate solutions at the local level–and put the pressure on our leaders while doing so.

If you don't already know all about 10/10/10, read the NEW invitation letter below from co-founder Bill McKibben.

We've also got a brand new website to help launch 10/10/10 and make it easier for people to find and register local events–here's a sneak peak:

If you do already know all about 10/10/10, now is the perfect time to tell someone who doesn't.  Forward on Bill's letter to 10 friends (we like the number 10 this year) and help make the movement for a safe climate 10 times as big as it is right now.

You can share the new website with a couple of clicks on Facebook or Twitter, or just tell your friends to check out the new and improved website.

Onwards towards 10/10/10,


P.S. Don't forget to read and share the invitation from Bill McKibben, below. 

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Bill McKibben –
Sent: Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at 3:28 PM
Subject: Circle this date.
To: Jamie Henn

Dear World,

It's been a tough year: in North America, oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico; in Asia some of the highest temperatures ever recorded; in the Arctic, the fastest melting of sea ice ever seen; in Latin America, record rainfalls washing away whole mountainsides.

So we're having a party.

Circle 10/10/10 on your calendar. That's the date. The place is wherever you live. And the point is to do something that will help deal with global warming in your city or community.

We're calling it a Global Work Party, with emphasis on both 'work' and 'party'. In Auckland, New Zealand, they're having a giant bike fix-up day, to get every bicycle in the city back on the road. In the Maldives, they're putting up solar panels on the President's office. In Kampala, Uganda, they're going to plant thousands of trees, and in Bolivia they're installing solar stoves for a massive carbon neutral picnic.

Since we've already worked hard to call, email, petition, and protest to get politicians to move, and they haven't moved fast enough, now it's time to show that we really do have the tools we need to get serious about the climate crisis.

On 10/10/10 we'll show that we the people can do this–but we need bold energy policies from our political leaders to do it on a scale that truly matters.  The goal of the day is not to solve the climate crisis one project at a time, but to send a pointed political message: if we can get to work, you can get to work too–on the legislation and the treaties that will make all our work easier in the long run.

You can sign up to host a local event at

Or search for an event to join at

And don't worry about being alone at this party: there are already 1077 groups in 109 countries around the world scheduled to do something great that day. We'll knit all these groups together with a powerful mosaic of photos, videos, and stories from around the world. You wouldn't want to miss it.

It's been a tough year–but it can be a beautiful day on the 10th Of October if we work together, and party together. And if we do it right, then we'll take a big step towards the kind of political solutions we desperately need.


Bill McKibben and the team

P.S. If you feel a little shy, or wonder if you can really make a party work, check out these pictures from last year's Global Day of Action. There were 5200 demonstrations in 181 countries, which means an awful lot of folks like you figured out how to get it done!