Global Work Party

A Global Movement to Solve the Climate Crisis

On October 10th, 2010 (10/10/10) over 7,000 communities came together in 188 countries for an unprecedented day of unity, collaboration and grassroots climate action. Nelson was a part of that by participating in the Global Work Party by cleaning and stenciling catch basins in our neighborhood. We stenciled cautionary messages on the basins to warn people of the hazards of trash in them that will eventually find its way to water ways in the area and cause pollution. Did you know that just five bags of leaves and organic debris from streets and sidewalks can contain one pound of phosphorus? Over time, this can lead to the growth of up to 1,000 pounds of algae. Phosphorus is the leading and most serious source of pollution for rivers and lakes causing excessive growth of aquatic plants and eutrophication.

We plan to participate again next year and would love to have you join us.

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