10:10 partners make some BIG carbon cutting announcements today

• October 10, 2010

If you think 10:10:10 is all about small groups of people taking local climate actions and wondering what difference that will make, well watch out behind you, the cavalry is coming!

Our partner 10:10 and their members around the world have been working on some much bigger plans, and their members have made some BIG announcements today about carbon cutting around the globe. Some highlights include:

The Mayor of Mexico – Latin America’s biggest city with 22M people – commited to cut civic emissions by 10%, and asked for help from citizens and businesses to make it all the way:

The mayor of Mexico City announces 10% carbon cuts

Ditto the City of Paris, whose Mayor also publicly committed to a 10% cut and major new investments to get there:

The Mayor of Paris makes their commitment to 10% carbon cuts

Two of Portugal’s biggest football teams – and national rivals – are uniting to cut their own carbon, including asking their fans to do the same:

Lisbon footie teams unite to cut carbon!

We know the Global Work Party won’t solve climate change in a day, but this kind of event creates momentum, raises awareness, and inspires others to look at doing the same. If you want to catch some of the excitement from the inside, here is an early afternoon Europe time update from 10:10′s global HQ about some of what is exciting them today:

Stay tuned for more big stories of large organizations taking their first leaps towards going low carbon, and having fun doing it. Oh and be sure to check out our cool slideshow of the best photos from all actions around the world!


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Karl Burkart is the Digital Communications Director for the GCCA, the Global Call for Climate Action, and TckTckTck, a network of 400+ diverse organizations working around the world for greater action on the growing problem of climate change. Karl also blogs on technology and the environment for a variety of publications. You can follow him on Twitter @greendig.

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