Adventures in Carbon Reduction: StepItUp ’07

If you’ve looked at just about any magazine or major newspaper that does any environmental coverage whatsoever over the past month, the odds are that you’ve probably heard about Bill McKibben’s StepItUp ’07 campaign.  McKibben was one of the first journalists to sound the alarm loudly about global warming, and now he and some students from Vermont are organizing StepItUp: A National Day of Climate Action. The whole thing is conceived as a day for thousands of small, local rallies or other symbolic actions to draw attention to the need to act on climate change sooner than later. As McKibben says himself:

“We hope to have gatherings in every state, and in many of America’s most iconic places: on the levees in New Orleans, on top of the melting glaciers on Mt. Rainier, even underwater on the endangered coral reefs off Key West.”

As of today, there’s over a thousand local actions planned across the country in all 50 states, and many of them are pretty darn adventurous like those that Bill mentioned. Wait, looks like another was added in the last 5 minutes!

Oh, by the way, the National Climate Day of Action is April 14th.

Check to see what’s planned for your state.