Wednesday, October 28, 2009

My action

I had a great day on the Willamette River Saturday joining approximately 200 kayaks and canoes as we wrote 350 using our boats. This was part of 350.0rg's International Day of Climate Action.

It was challenging as we had to navigate the river's current while organizing ourselves into a shape that was impossible to see from our position on the water. The action was a perfect metaphor to the climate change solution.
  • It took the collective action of many.
  • There was no single leader yet their was leadership from many people.
  • The people, assisted the leaders by listening and responding to their guidance.
  • We didn't get it right the first time but kept innovating until we figured it out.
You can watch a great video of the action here. Kayakers Action in Portland from Epicocity Project on Vimeo.

Finally, I owe a big shout out to the law firm of Roberts Kaplan for inviting me to participate. I'm looking forward to the day TriLibrium has the resources to invite clients and colleagues to such an event.

1 comment:

Brian C. Setzler said...

The Progressive Magazine ( always has a photo section of activists. The December/January issue has 11 pictures from around the world on October 24th, the International Day of Climate Action.

I was pleased to see our Willamette River "350" photo amongst the pictures.