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You made today a success

September 15, 2011 | 5:29 pm |

In the months that went into planning 24 Hours of Reality, I saw firsthand the passion and energy of our Climate Presenters, staff and partners around the globe who are calling attention to the climate crisis and working to solve it.

Today, I was honored to see your passion and your energy. I can’t thank you enough for making 24 Hours of Reality a global success.

By the time our chairman, former Vice President Al Gore finished his presentation, the 24 hour long event had 8.6 million views.

I am incredibly proud that so many people around the world participated, but it’s also important to remember the individual actions it represents. There are countless stories of impressive grassroots mobilization. A company in Tel Aviv hosted a watch party at their headquarters. A group of graduate students in Athens, Georgia rented out a popular local movie theater. People across the world joined hands to say: Climate change is real, it’s happening now and the time to act is now.

But this is just the beginning. There are important actions you can take today:

  • Request a presentation. There are more than 3,000 trained Climate Presenters around the globe. Organize an event and invite a Presenter to come to your community.
  • Go local: Team up with our partners around the world and help solve the climate crisis. Visit our website to find a partner organization near you.
  • Moving Planet: On Sept 24, hit the streets with http://350.org for a global day of action. Find an activity near you.
  • Check our comprehensive video library to watch highlights from 24 Hours of Reality.

It is up to you to continue to stand up for reality and share the truth about the climate crisis. We will succeed because we must.