Connect the Dots Auckland Climate Action

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May 5, 2012 @ 12 noon

Meet at the Mission Bay Fountain

Action:  To build a human seawall!!

Bring:   An umbrella

Please join us on Saturday, May 5, as part of a global day of action, to make the connection between climate change and the extreme weather events happening all across the world.

Highlighting sea level rise as a definitive challenge we face here in Auckland, we are going to create a human installation along the Tamaki Drive seawall. Umbrellas will be our “connecting the dots” symbol – so be sure to bring yours! There will be fun activities, good conversation and a relaxed environment for the whole family to enjoy.

Photographs of our ‘seawall’ will contribute to the international call to Connect the Dots, to recognise the impacts of climate change already occurring, and to make the shift to a low-carbon society.

What is Connect the Dots?

On Saturday, May 5, people all over the world highlight their “climate dots” symbolising the significance of connecting these issues.  In places from drought-stricken Mongolia to flood-stricken Thailand, from fire-ravaged Australia to Himalayan communities threatened by glacial melt, we will hold rallies reminding everyone what is happening in our neighborhoods, our communities and across our world.  At each of these rallies we will make a point with a DOT.  We’ll share our images around the world, to put a human face on climate change, holding up a mirror to the planet and coming face to face with its reality.

Read more about Connect the Dots atwww.climatedots.org.

What is 350.org?

350.org support a grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis.  350 means climate safety as we must reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere from its current level of 392 parts per million to below 350 ppm.  More than just a number, 350 symbolizes where we need to head as a planet through collective climate action.  350 have been holding “global days of climate action” since 2009 and this year we would like you to join us in launching a global campaign to connect the dots between climate change and extreme weather events around the world.

Read more about 350.org atwww.350.org andwww.350.org.nz

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