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The International Climate Day of Action was held just over a week ago.  CNN called it “The most widespread day of political action in the planet’s history.” According to 350.org,  “people in 181 countries came together for the most widespread day of environmental action in the planet’s history.  At over 5200 events around the world, people gathered to call for strong action and bold leadership on the climate crisis.  Over 19,000 photos have been submitted...

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“On 24 October, people in 181 countries came together for the most widespread day of environmental action in the planet’s history. At over 5200 events around the world, people gathered to call for strong action and bold leadership on the climate crisis” (www.steinbockracing.com. More information on 350.org, including thousands of pictures from events around the world, can be found at

October 24th is the International Climate Day of Action, organized by Read Middlebury Ski Coach Andrew Gardner’s exhortation to participate in this day. There are many actions being organized all over the world, including a number of cross-country ski specific ones in North America, including the detailed instructions on how to to do this on the 350.org website, including organizing guides and promotional material.  But you don’t have to go big – you can also...

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Here’s the disclaimer:  I’ve spent a lot of time working with athletes on this cause and I’m biased.  But I also feel strongly about skiing.  There’s a passionate connection for these things that I’m barring right here so keep that in mind.  Ok.  Forget your political inclinations be they liberal or conservative.  Stop thinking that this is a divisive, non-resolvable issue.  If you are reading this you are a skier, plain and simple.  You likely...

PARK CITY, UT – On Saturday, October 24th, Steinbock Racing will host the 350.org/Steinbock Invitational, a rollerski race at Soldier Hollow, in Midway, UT. While the 350.org/Steinbock Invitational will provide a great racing opportunity for rollerskiers of all abilities, it’s also one of over 3500 actions taking place in over 160 countries around the globe as a part of the 350.org International Day of Climate Action. Founded by author and environmentalist Bill McKibben,

CANMORE, Alta.—Olympic and World Cup medallists, Sara Renner and Thomas Grandi, are encouraging Canadians young and old to join them in a one-day journey to stem the climate crisis, October 24, 2009 in Canmore, Alta., as part of International Day of Climate Action. With people around the world taking action in their respective communities, the Olympic couple are hoping to rally a group of 350 people concerned about the climate to participate in a symbolic...

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We’re already 24 days into the Team 350 Challenge!  So far 1314 participants have logged well over 136 million meters towards our goal.  It’s a great start but we still have a long way to go to reach our goal of 350 million meters by October 24th, the International Day of Climate Action.  In December world leaders will meet in Copenhagen, Denmark to create a treaty to cut carbon emissions but we can make a...

The Team 350 Challenge is looking to collectively row and ski 350 million meters between September 21 and October 24 and we’d like your help to reach this goal.  This challenge is part of a global grassroots movement to raise awareness for the significance of 350 parts per million; the sustainable CO2 threshold in our atmosphere.  The current level is over 387 ppm and this number needs to fall for a safe climate future.  The...

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When Sara Renner planned her comeback to World Cup racing, she left out a trip to New Zealand last summer, a typically annual pilgrimage for the Canadian silver medalist.  Renner cited sustainability concerns as motivation in her decision to reduce travel, “We thought about the overall costs of going there.  It played into the decision.”  Elite athletes don’t usually consider their carbon footprint when planning training.  Most of athletics is governed by a more is...