|Over 6,400 work parties (as of Oct 6th) have been registered at 350.org, and we on Mercer Island are going to do our part to support the message. Let's send a clear message to our politicians: We're getting to work, how about you?|
The plan is to have a series of You-Powered work and educational events throughout the day, followed by a party at night, which current includes the following, but please check back as details may change:
On Oct 9th:
- Work with Mountain to Sounds Greenway and Island Park Elementary to help cleanup Dragon Park and the surrounding area of trash and debris (contact Nancy Weil)
On Oct 10th:
- Pull ivy at Pioneer Park with the Mayor Jim Pearman with the help of the Boy Scouts (contact Nancy Weil)
- Remove invasive species and help clean up the 5th grade hillside at West Mercer Elementary school (contact Bert Loosmore)
- Visit the Mercer Island Farmer's Market!
- Learn why 350 is such an important number (maybe the most important number in the world!) at the IslandVision/Green Ribbon Commission booth and consider taking the pledge to reduce your carbon footprint by 10% next year.
- Participate in the BIKE WORKSHOP: get your bike safety checked; your helmet fitted; donate your un-used bikes to BIKE WORKS; participate in a road safety bike rodeo and meet Officer Parr Mercer Island Police Bike Patrolman. (contact Lucia Pirzio-Biroli)
- Work at the Lakeridge Elementary Learning Garden laying down wood chips, building a worm bin, and cleaning out the upper beds of the garden area. Bring clippers and shovels! (contact Kaarina Aufranc)
- Celebrate your efforts at the inaugural Mercer Island Green Drinks (details to be announced...)