Posted on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 by Michael
Thousands of Vermonters have made Front Porch Forum into an incredible platform that connects neighbors & builds community. Every day members return lost pets, organize block parties, lend rakes, & exchange ideas about a recent city council meeting.
Building on all this activity, I’m excited to invite my fellow Burlington-area residents to participate in a Global Work Party on 10/10/10, being coordinated by our friends at 350.org. It’s a worldwide day to get to work on community solutions that fight climate change. This issue affects almost every part of our lives, and many of the solutions lie in small, locally connected neighbors getting to work together.
We hope you will take this opportunity to join hundreds of people in Burlington (and thousands of people across the globe) and commit to taking action on 10/10/10.
Here are some action ideas from 350.org:
— host a block bicycle fix-up
— weatherize your neighbor’s house for the winter
— launch or showcase your business’ sustainability initiatives
— harvest a local community garden
— host a local foods potluck or climate film screening
— and much MORE
Check out projects already planned for Burlington on 10/10/10 at http://www.350Burlington.org and sign up your own event at http://www.350.org
At 4pm on 10/10/10 I hope you’ll join me at 350.org‘s Celebration Rally at Battery Park. I’ll share a few words then about what’s next for the FPF community.