Sunday, October 25, 2009
More pics from Climate Action Day
The weather cooperated Saturday, Oct. 24; it turned out to be a fabulous day in Seattle for the International Day of Climate Action.
So, how do you get 500 people to line up in position to spell out "350" for the Seattle version of the photo op for 350.org. The org reported on their website "people in 181 countries came together for the most widespread day of environmental action in the planet's history. At over 5200 events around the world, people gathered to call for strong action and bold leadership on the climate crisis."
I got to the pavilion at Seattle Center about 3 pm. The 350 Seattle organizers had chalked out the outline of the "350" on the tiles. Taking visual cues from volunteers like this girl holding the "3" sign, people starting lining up on the chalk lines marked on the concrete. The plan was to have the numerals spelled out in time to have photos taken 3:50 pm from the Space Needle as well as a helicopter that would fly overhead.
Here's a close-up of the "5" sign.
Here's where I ended up, doing my part as a zero hero. You'll see the end result in the previous post below.