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Tallahasseans Pledge to Cut Carbon for 10-10-10

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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 www.350.org or contact LaRae Donnellan (larae.donnellan@gmail.com), who organized last year's Tallahassee 350 event, and Kim Ross (kim@rethinkenergyflorida.org), who organized the Hands Across the Sand, Let the People Vote and other similar events through Crude Awakening, now known as ReThink Energy Florida.