Monday, October 11, 2010

Athletes Aid 350 Actions

10.10.10 was a busy, busy day; marathons (more on those later in the week) and the 350 climate action group hosted Work Parties in 188 countries.

Their website 350 tells us: " Our mission is to inspire the world to rise to the challenge of the climate crisis—to create a new sense of urgency and of possibility for our planet. Our focus is on the number 350—as in parts per million CO2. If we can't get below that, scientists say, the damage we're already seeing from global warming will continue and accelerate.  But 350 is more than a number—it's a symbol of where we need to head as a planet"

Quite a few international sports women were involved in promoting this goal this including American climber Kate Rutherford and British rower Roz Savage.  By its nature, professional sport encourages athletes to become self-absorbed so it's exciting to see women making the effort to remember what lies outside the training room.

Kate Rutherford


Roz Savage


Olive said...

Good to see that sports women are responding to climate change, an issue very close to my heart. If only we could get all the politicians on board, we would be flying!
P.S. Hope all is going well in Dubs.

niamh said...

It's good to get high-profile people involved I think, as it gives newspapers a different way into the story instead of scientists all the time. Has to be trendy to get attention! ...see how much I'm learning:)