Come on outdoors and celebrate! Then, roll up your sleeves and do something! 10/10/10 is the world’s largest Global Work Party to help raise awareness of climate change and the environmental train wreck we’re racing toward on planet Earth. At the helm is ecology activist Bill McKibben. (If you’re not familiar with this hugely influential figure, here’s a Wikipedia overview of Bill McKibben’s life and work.)
You’ll likely see headlines in your own local media this weekend. (Here’s a national story from the Environmental News Network.)
But probably, you really want to quickly find …
Bill McKibben’s 350.org Website for 10/10/10
Like other successful new-millennium activists, McKibben steps outside of traditional networks—and forms his own. He’s a master at motivating people of all ages in many parts of the world.
If you want to discover McKibben and his work for the first time, a great choice is buying his latest book. He’s been all over mainstream media talking about this provocative book. It’s called Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet and you can click on that link to order a copy right now from Amazon if you’d like.
Bill also coordinates a number of interconnected Internet networks. The most important on this 10/10/10 weekend is Bill McKibben’s main 350.org website.
Depending on when you’re reading this article, you may also want to quickly organize an event. Yes, there’s still time—even if you’re reading this on 10/10/10. Here’s the key: Read and remember McKibben’s 10-Step Plan for Your Work Party.
These 10 Steps may seem simple and logical, but that list is a very important part of McKibben’s success in motivating thousands of volunteers in thousands of locations. In fact, that 10 Step approach essentially is the set of organizing principles followed in new-millennium work by other very successful prophetic writers like the abolitionist David Batstone, who you’ll read more about in coming weeks in ReadTheSpirit. Meanwhile, you also might want to snap up Batstone’s newest book: Not for Sale: The Return of the Global Slave Trade—and How We Can Fight It
Now, go out there and do something good for the world!
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