Local "350 Vigil" to address climate change and send support to the conference in Copenhagen

posted Dec 10, 2009, 12:31 PM by Unknown user

Grab your flashlights, candles and warm clothes. This Friday, December 11th, 2009 the HECUA* class will be inviting concerned citizens of Minneapolis to participate in a 350 Vigil to honor the changes that are being made in Copenhagen.

Before you RSVP I can provide a bit of background information:  The term 350 comes from an international movement that inspires the world to rise to the challenge of the climate crisis; to create a new sense of urgency and of possibility for our planet.  Their focus is on the number 350--as in parts per million, which is the level scientists have identified as the safe upper limit for CO2 in our atmosphere. But 350 is more than a number--it's a symbol of where we need to head as a planet.

This vigil could not come at a more appropriate time, as it falls in the middle of a very exciting climate summit happening in Copenhagen . We will be lighting candles of hope to inspire our leaders to take serious action against climate change. We will even be sending a video of our vigil to Copenhagen for our leaders to see!

Please join us at the Stone Arch Bridge (West River Road and Portland Ave)
on Friday, December 11 from 7 - 8 p.m. for an inspiring night that works toward change. 

Thank you
-Alison Henderson
SECIA Fall Intern
HECUA-ES student  

Event details can be found here:

To find out more about 350, check out www.350.org

*HECUA stands for -- Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs