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Blue Line Project
The Blue Line Project is a joint project by Blue Planet Foundation, Sierra Club and 350.org. Blue Line Project is an educational and environmental program that is part of the 350.org, an International Day of Climate Change, to raise awareness of the impact of climate change. Students, resident and businesses alike will participate in drawing a blue chalk line near your school to demarcate the extent of flooding from a one-meter rise in our sea level.
Blue Planet is working with schools and other community partners to highlight the threat of climate change on Hawai'i and other Pacific islands. As part of the international "350.org" effort on October 24, we'll be chalking a blue line in locations statewide that represents the likely impacts on our islands of a one meter sea level rise. The 350.org campaign is intended to raise awareness for the most important number for the Earth's future: 350 (read about carbon-footprinting).
Why the Blue Line?
We chose to illustrate the extent of flooding from a one meter rise in our sea level because that is one clear effect of climate change that could devastate many of our communities within our lifetime. We will literally have to redraw the map of Hawai'i if emissions continue on their current trajectory. We have an obligation to help world leaders understand the consequences of the choices they will make this year on our islands as well as our Pacific neighbors and others around the globe. This is our moment in history to join a worldwide movement and draw everyone’s attention to our islands.
Who Can Get Involved?
While the majority of participants will be Hawaii's youth from schools statewide, participation is open to everyone. We welcome any group or organization you are a part of to join. Schools can register online. Each group will receive a “Blue Line Package” that will include gifts, materials, educational information, sea level rise maps, and, of course, blue chalk for the campaign. Along with the "Blue Line Package," we can also offer to send representatives to visit and present the issues regarding climate change and its potential effects on our islands-as well as clean energy solutions that Hawai'i can put to work.
We're looking for some high energy friends who want to help organize the Blue Line chalking on Saturday, October 24, as well as the activities leading up to the day. If you think you have what it takes to help lead this effort, please send your name, phone number, e-mail address and affiliation or school to Francois at firstname.lastname@example.org or 808-753-1330.
Be Active! Be a Part of the Solution!
While the majority of participants will be Hawaii's youth from schools statewide, participation is open to everyone. We welcome your action as an individual, family, group or organization. REGISTER TODAY
Teachers: Get Your Students Involved. Let them send a visual message to global leaders about the need for a strong international climate change agreement -- one that will bring the CO2 levels below 350. Sign up your students.