Beautiful 350 video and more!
Another must-watch video! The above vid by Tamara “Madhouse Muse” is a simply beautiful and beautifully-shot cross-section of Angeleno humanity – young, old, black, white, Latino, asian and everything-in-between, famous, anonymous, families, couples, individuals, smiling, hula-hooping, y mas – all filmed holding up the 350 message, while at the City Hall rest stop and Kick Coal and Oil Out of L.A. rally during CicLAvia. It’s fun to see the bustle of CicLAvia activity riding past in the background.
350 parts-per-million is a number that scientists agree is a safe upper limit for carbon dioxide in our atmosphere. Anything more than 350 and we’re looking at a pretty scary climate future. More from the 350.0rg website:
Three years ago, after leading climatologists observed rapid ice melt in the Arctic and other frightening signs of climate change, they issued a series of studies showing that the planet faced both human and natural disaster if atmospheric concentrations of CO2 remained above 350 parts per million.
Everyone from Al Gore to the U.N.’s top climate scientist has now embraced this goal as necessary for stabilizing the planet and preventing complete disaster. Now the trick is getting our leaders to pay attention and craft policies that will put the world on track to get to 350.
CicLAvia was one of a multitude of events worldwide – a 10/10/10 Global Work Party – to draw attention to and work to solve our global climate crisis. CicLAvia organizers were happy to be a part of this 10/10/10 global effort… though we chose not to push it (or even the excercise-health angle) too much. We tended to appeal to Angelenos to enjoy our city by walking, bicycling and transit – because it’s fun – a great way to spend a Sunday… and having a great time bicycling L.A. with 60,000 of your closest friends is a great way to combat global warming – because about half of the greenhouse gases that California generates are from our cars. We hope that CicLAvia gave Angelenos a glimpse of a sustainable, climate-healthy and fun future that we need to quickly move towards.
And, more on the fun angle, here are a few more CicLAvia videos. Next up is Reuben Reynoso’s high-energy CicLAvia short:
From Pi Ware, a great look at biking through the day:
Lots of different types of bicyclists with a nice jazzy soundtrack on this one from fileunderT:
Lastly (for today!), a cool split-screen vertical format look at the day – by Robert Grigsby Wilson: (sweeeet soundtrack by Madame Recamier!)
We’re impressed with the creativity behind all the folks that have such beautiful videos of the 10/10/10 CicLAvia! Thanks for helping us all to re-live much of the energy of that remarkable day.