Welcome to Repair the World’s 8 Nights of Sandy Service: volunteer projects, donation opportunities and tikkun olam ideas for the week of Hanukkah to help the individuals and communities impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Keep track of all 8 nights here.
While no single weather event can be directly tied to climate change, scientists and politicians increasingly agree that human-influenced climate change is linked to the recent increase of severe and damaging weather events our world has faced. That includes Hurricane Sandy.
As Repair the World winds down our 8 Nights of Sandy Service, we figured there was no better way to conclude than by looking forward to a brighter, more sustainable future. Take a stand against climage change: support 350.org. 350 is an “international campaign that’s building a movement to unite the world around solutions to the climate crisis…[and] create a new sense of urgency and of possibility for our planet.” Co-founded by environmental journalist and author Bill McKibben along with colleagues and students from Middlebury College, 350.org empowers communities around the world to stand up against climate change and bring inspiration back to the conversation.
There are lots of ways to give your support to 350.org in the coming year – either by donating money or your volunteer/organizing time. Here are just a few:
- Sign up to join an action on February 17 (Presidents Day weekend) in Washington DC. Jointly backed by 350.org and The Sierra Club, this action will encourage President Obama to stop the development of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, which will “carry 800,000 barrels a day of the dirtiest oil on earth for export.”
- Join or create a local 350.org group and help educate and mobilize your community around the climate crisis. There are currently 86 groups working in 51 countries – get on board!
- Make a financial donation to support 350.org’s ongoing work to rally the world around sustainability.