Saturday, October 24, 2009

International Day of Climate Action

Today is the International Day of Climate Action.  Environmental groups from around the globe are organizing events to gain support for an international climate change treaty.  Their goal is to bring down the concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere to 350 parts per million.  This is what some scientists are now saying is the safe upper limit for CO2 in our atmosphere.  You can read more about the International Day of Climate Action here.

There are several events going on in Illinois.  For example, Benedictine University's Club 350 will be staging a human “350” that on the turf of the Village of Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex football field after the game between Benedictine and Lakeland College.  Other environmentally-friendly activities are being organized at Benedictine around the theme, “Green Halloween,” including a clean-up of Lake St. Benedictine.

Please click here for a list of all of the events happening in Illinois.

Stay tuned to the Illinois Environmental Law Blog for more news and developments.

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