all photos courtesy 350.org
"Here in Aotearoa, New Zealand, we're ahead of the world timewise, but we are absolutely united with the world on this most incredible of days. Because on this day we are joined by 4548 events and actions in 174 countries around the world, making this the biggest day of international action the world has ever seen!""And it has happened because we are at a turning point in history. Never before has humanity and all those that we share this planet with faced such a huge challenge - because climate change is caused by the way we live, the way we move around, the way we eat, the way we consume products. And so who could imagine how we could change all of that, how could we look into the face of this greatest of challenges and say that we are ready to take it on?
For over 20 years people have been asking that question, and it is only today that we know that we can do it. We know that we can do 350. Because never before have so many people, from so many diverse cultures been united in intent, hope and action.
So world, hear our call and know that as we stand here on this most incredible of days, we will stand here one month from now, one year from now and we will stand here as long as it takes for 350 to become a reality for our people and planet!"
If you haven't already found at event near you to attend, find one here. You can also submit your own photos and video to 350.org, as well submit photos here on TreeHugger. Spread the word, get out there, make your voices heard!
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That's pretty much all the nations there are. For 350.