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Tallahasseans Pledge to Cut Carbon for 10-10-10

Tallahassee, FL – On October 10th, 2010 - that is, 10-10-10 - thousands of people around the world will be gathering in Global Work Parties to show their concern for the environment - including in Tallahassee. Margie Menzel reports.

The local organizers announced Thursday that citizens will be asked to pledge to cut their greenhouse gas emissions, and that a Climate-Friendly, High-Energy Get-Down will take place at Lake Ella on Sunday, October 10th from 1 to 5 p.m. Mike Brezine of Groundswell Community says the evidence points to a global crisis.

"The 25 warmest years on record have occurred since 1980," he said. "The earth has just come through the warmest decade, the warmest 12 months, the warmest 6 months, the warmest April, May and June on record. Nine nations have set their all-time temperature records in 2010."

The coalition behind 10-10-10 includes the City of Tallahassee, the Leon County Schools, the Leon County Sustainability Office and Florida State and Florida A&M Universities. For more information, visit or contact LaRae Donnellan (, who organized last year's Tallahassee 350 event, and Kim Ross (, who organized the Hands Across the Sand, Let the People Vote and other similar events through Crude Awakening, now known as ReThink Energy Florida.