Caribbean nations with communities participating in the event include Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Haiti, U.S. and British Virgin Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, Guadalupe, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Antigua and Barbuda, St. Kitts and Nevis, Dominica, St. Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Barbados. The Caribbean Youth Environment Network is participating with events in several countries. For the full listing of events and contact names for event organizers, please see the event listing page here.
From the organizers of the event:
350.org is an international grassroots campaign that aims to mobilize a global climate movement united by a common call to action. By spreading an understanding of the science and a shared vision for a fair policy, we will ensure that the world creates bold and equitable solutions to the climate crisis. 350.org is an independent and not-for-profit project.
What is 350? 350 is the number that leading scientists say is the safe upper limit for carbon dioxide in our atmosphere. Scientists measure carbon dioxide in "parts per million" (ppm), so 350ppm is the number humanity needs to get below as soon as possible to avoid runaway climate change. To get there, we need a different kind of PPM-a "people powered movement" that is made of people like you in every corner of the planet.
We are currently at 388 ppm. A year ago we were at 385 ppm so we have a ways to go if we are to turn back the carbon clock to 350 ppm. Let's hope that the power of this worldwide grassroots mobilization will bring about a serious effort on all levels of society to bring our planet back into balance with a sustainable future for all.