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Challenge from BDC to make target '350'

BISHOP Druitt College has issued a challenge to other high schools on the Coffs Coast to join them in becoming a part of the 350 movement for climate change to reduce global carbon dioxide levels to 350 parts per million.

The 350 ppm CO2 target is the objective proposed by the NASA chief scientist James Hansen and his colleagues to limit the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmos-

phere to 350 parts per million.

The goal is to avoid global climate change with potentially very large and irreversible effects on human society and the natural environment

Year 11 BDC student Miriam Adams-Schimminger said students at her school would be planting 350 trees and would be sending a petition to Canberra as well as forming the number 350 on the school oval.

“We will be learning about it in science so everyone knows about it and why, and we want to challenge other schools to take part,” Miriam said.

Coffs Harbour's Jetty Foreshores will be among the iconic locations around the world celebrating the International Day of Climate Action on October 24 with a special event from noon to 2pm.

A gathering at the Coffs Creek end of Park Beach will be followed by a march to the jetty and talks by three guest speakers.

The goal of international campaign 350.org is to mobilise public opinion to put real pressure on political leaders to aim for this target.

Reaching 350 ppm will require unprecedented international co-operation.



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