Once a week I’m going to try to do a little write up on a Non-Profit Organization that is leading the way towards a greener planet. This is feature number 2.

350 is an organization that is all about facilitating the green movement. They don’t have offices all around the world but they do have grass-roots locally driven campaigns that are run by regular people like you and me. Those ARE all around the world. From Salvador Brazil to Nairobi Kenya to Helsinki Finland to New York City.

Their mission is to build a global movement to solve the climate change crisis. So, why is it called 350?

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Photo Credit: 350.org

“The number 350 means climate safety: to preserve a livable planet, scientists tell us we must reduce the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere from its current level of 400 parts per million to below 350 ppm.”

This is an awesome 2 minute animation that summarizes their mission:

Some of their current projects they are working on: Stopping the Keystone XL Pipeline, Decreasing the World’s Usage of Fossil Fuelsand Exposing the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

If any of this is pulling on your heart, browse their site a bit more at 350.org. Check out their “group locator map” to see if there is a 350 campaign in your city. If there is, join it! If there isn’t, ponder the idea of starting one yourself. Or band together with a few like-minded friends to share the responsibilities and get a 350 campaign up and running. The great thing about this whole movement is that it is run by the people. These campaigns are a part of a greater purpose: shifting the perception of climate issues and enhancing awareness of the ill-effects that accompany irresponsible practices.

Hats off to 350.org for truly making a difference.

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Check out last week’s Non-Profit feature:

Green America

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