350 is the new green is the new black is the new new. 350 is the number that scientists have determined will define the future of the Earth. 350 parts per million is the critical atmospheric CO2 concentration we need to achieve, and with haste. Currently, we are at 385 ppm. Bill McKibben and 350.org have started an international campaign to create awareness about 350 and to get people active in making it happen.
We at GreenMNP want to get active. And we want YOU to help! So, herein lies a challenge: design a dope 350 postcard for 350.org’s 350 Postcard Project and submit a photo/PDF of your postcard to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will pick a winner 35.0 days from now, on Tuesday, May 27. Winner will receive their choice of these three books: a signed copy of The Bill McKibben Reader, Green Roof – A Case Study by Christian Werthmann, and Shopping Our Way to Safety by Andrew Szasz, not to mention supreme ninja credibility. First runner up will get their choice of the remaining two books and second runner up will get the third book. Furthermore, we at GreenMNP will distribute copies of all the 350 postcard entries we receive to 350 important politicians/organizations/thinkers/Earth lovers/Earth haters and anyone else you want. If you can think of someone in particular you would like us to send a postcard to, comment to this post with their name and postal and/or email address (if you don’t know their address, we’ll do our best to find them…ninjas are fairly resourceful).
The postcard should be an expression of YOU, why you love the planet and why you want to see our atmospheric CO2 concentration drop down to 350 ppm. A word from the 350ers themselves:
In words, collages, drawings, or any other form on the back of these postcards, we want to hear from people all around the world why itâ€™s worth it for you, your community, and the rest of the world to aim for 350 parts per million.
Of course, you should submit your entries to 350.org as well. Or, if you prefer, we will submit your entry to them anyway.
Mail a scanned image or photo to email@example.com or attach a stamp and drop it in the mail to our San Francisco office at 1370 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94103.
If you are from another land, fear not: 350 is the same in every language, and words are easily translated ç®€ä½“ä¸æ–‡ Deutsch EspaÃ±ol FranÃ§ais Hrvatski Italiano í•œêµì–´ PortuguÃªs Svenska æ—¥æœ¬èªž Ø§Ù„Ø¹Ø±Ø¨ÙŠØ©
So, get to work on your very own postcard design and send it over toe firstname.lastname@example.org – and while you’re looking for ideas, check out MNP’s Earth Day coverage going down on all the sites [you can navigate all the different MNP sites by clicking the links in the upper right of each page].