Climate Change

Climate change : Singapore Runs for 350

Message from 350.org

Témoignages.re / 3 March 2010

The race is on to get back to 350 ppm! On the 20th of March, our friends at the Young National Trade Union Congress and ECO Singapore are planning Run 350, a race through the natural surroundings of Pulau Ubin to promote climate awareness. Registration is now closed — but if you’re in Singapore or have friends in the area, make sure to go out to cheer on the runners.

And that’s not all that’s planned in Singapore this year. Organizers at ECO Singapore are planning events for Earth Hour, creating resources to help students cut their emissions and run efficiency programs, and strengthening their network throught the country.

ECO Singapore will also be busy in 2010 building an Asian Youth Climate Movement across the region. The ground is fertile for such movement building: last year, thousands of young people in Asia took part in the 350.org campaign. In early October, 350.org brought nearly 80 young people from 14 different Asia countries to Bangok for an Asian Youth Climate Workshop. On October 24, thousands of young people joined rallies across Asia from Bhutan to Indonesia. And in December, dozens of Asian youth attended the Copenhagen climate conference and didn’t miss the opportunity to strategize about the months ahead.

ECO Singapore has already opened up "ECO" chapters in Indonesia, Japan, and Malaysia and is looking to expand the Philippines and Thailand in the coming months. They’ve even got a mascot (pictured right). First up, though, is the race this March. Good luck to all the contestants and many thanks to the organizers for getting the 350 movement off to a great start in 2010!


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