10/24: Mountaineers hike for Int'l Day of Climate ActionMountaineers hike for Int'l Day of Climate Action
Saturday, October 24
Mountaineers climbing leaders Sunny Remington and Eileen Kustcha are helping to make sure that at least 42 people join them on that Saturday to raise awareness and a sense of urgency about the need to reduce CO2 levels in our atmosphere. A reduction to 350 ppm is what scientists have identified as the safe upper limita level not seen since the 1980s. Currently, the level is 389 ppm.
Carpooling will be highly encouraged to this event, a hike of eight miles with an elevation gain of 4200 ft. The aim, according to Remington, is to draw enough participants to collectively hike 350 miles on the mountain near North Bend. The sponsor of the nationwide event, 350.org, calls for organizers of awareness events to incorporate the number 350.
Those interested in participating should contact either Remington, firstname.lastname@example.org, 206-354-8518, or Kustcha, 206-276-3683, Eileen_kutscha@yahoo.com, by Tue., Oct. 20.