Wednesday night marked the beginning of the special events of the YA for those who purchased travel packages. Campaign night is when the participants joined leading NGOs to learn about how to help the world achieve the MDGs. Here are some of the featured NGOs from last night!
350.org is an international campaign that’s building a movement to unite the world around solutions to the climate crisis. As explained during campaign night, there are many reasons why the organization is named 350.org. 350 is a roman numeral, so it comes first alphabetically and everyone understands it no matter what language they speak, 350 brings people together, and 350 as in parts per million CO2; the safe number for humanity. Their mission is to inspire the world to rise to the challenge of climate change. 350.org is doing so by getting to work on climate solutions all over the world, and celebrating while doing it! On 10/10/10, everyone can join in the Global Work Party, by doing anything that will help deal with global warming in your community. For more information on 350. org, visit their website!
Community Lab-One World Rising
At Community Lab they feel change is driven by the community itself, so they are empowering communities to take action. The mission of One World Rising, which will be launching soon is to advocate, educate, and of course, celebrate. On One World Rising, you can upload your name and location to a profile, then share your message of change. People from all over the world can come to the website to hear other people’s stories about how they are working with the MDG’s. It will raise awareness in your community, ideas can be posted online to inspire others. One World Rising hopes to energize communities, help users set up local events and come together on the weekend of September 25th- for a weekend of Global Celebration. Click here for more information!