Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
International Day of Climate Action
Evan Anderson and other volunteers will ring the bell in Swanton 350 times on Saturday.
This Saturday, October 24, 2009 in an attempt to focus attention on the problem of global warming, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Swanton will be joining churches all over the country and throughout the world by ringing their church bell 350 times beginning at noon. The bell-ringing is on response to an effort promoted by author and activist Bill McKibben and the web-site www.350.org. The problem has to do with the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the air. CO2 levels are measured in parts per million (ppm), and the current level is about 390 ppm and rising. Scientists believe that the acceptable number is 350. McKibben calls it “the most important number in the world.” Several area churches will have activities like Holy Trinity’s bell-ringing on Saturday.
Update: It took us twelve minutes to ring the bell 350 times! We could hear the United Methodist Church also ringing their bell!