What I did on the Weekend

Last Saturday was Moving Planet day, an international day of action in support of renewable energy. Events were held in 175 countries. Here in Melbourne people got together to make a human sign of someone riding a bike. I am sitting near the knee.

The event was coordinated by 350.org a group dedicated to spreading the word about the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The 350 refers to the goal of 350 parts per million of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere, which scientists consider to be the safe limit. It is currently around 390 ppm, and increasing. If we don’t start reducing emissions now, we will get to a point where irreversible climate crisis will occur. You can read more about the science behind this here.

Melbourne's human sign

49 responses to “What I did on the Weekend

  1. minwoo,
    I took part because I believe that climate change is the most important issue at the moment. And I want to bring that to the attention of other people. I think that if you think something is wrong in the world, you should do whatever you can to put it right.
    Even authors have weekends. So yes, I found the time to attend.

  2. Luke,
    I’m pleased to hear that your class is enjoying my book. I am always writing. I have written 17 books and am currently writing another Dragonkeeper book.
    You must not expect me to reply straight away. I work during the day, on my books and I answer blog comments emails etc about twice a week.

  3. eman,
    My next book will be another dragonkeeper book, set 400 years after the last one (Dragon Moon). It is currently titled Blood Brothers, but that might change.

  4. Saxon,
    I just wanted to write. There was no inspiration. It was just a need that was inside me.
    I have no set number of books in mind. I just take them one at a time.

  5. you are an awesome writer.

    what is the name of the new book you are writing

    🙂

    PS…….. i love the picture of lhe huge bike

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  7. Luke,
    I have been calling the book Blood Brothers, but the publishers aren’t keen on that. So at the moment I don’t know what it’s called.

  8. Oh gawsh I haven’t been on this blog since 2009!!! I guess i’ve been so busy lately these past few years! Woah! I no longer live In Australia so the chance of meeting you is quite low =( I re-read the dragonkeeper series lately and so I thought of coming back here =) Melbourne is such a wonderful city I just went there this year for the 1st time, that photograph is amazing!!! I did a bit of research and i found out that 175 countries participated in this “moving planet” project(?) 175 countries that’s amazing right?! There were also more than 2000 events for this! O______O

  9. Hi Rosaria,
    Welcome back.
    Yes, it was a wonderful worldwide event. I was very pleased to be a part of it.
    Well done for doing your own research and finding out about it yourself.

  10. Carole, my family and I cannot wait until May 2012 to read the new Dragonkeeper book. Your writing is a gift to us, Carole. Thank you for creating incredible characters who teach us all so much.

  11. It was great that you took part in the Melbourne Human Sign! I bet it was fun.

    In the school’s library, they have dragonkeeper and everyoen how has read it, has LOVE IT! They can’t wait until the fourth book comes out!!!
    WHy did you chose to do writing instead of other jobs?
    Why do you find writing fun?

  12. Adele,
    I chose writing because I wanted to write stories. No other reason. I like creating stories, that bit is fun. Sometimes the actual writing isn’t fun. It’s hard work like any other job.

  13. dear carole
    its me madi
    i think its really great that u took part in the human sign
    it looks great where are u in it???
    anyway im writing a book and i have really enjoyed doing it but im not sure if other people will like it
    its about three kids who time travel through a toilt and find them self facing gnomes and more
    what do u think

  14. Madi,
    As I say in the blog, I am near the knee.
    I have been planning a time travel novel for some time.
    Your idea sounds good.
    Writers never know whether anyone else will like what they write. It’s the most scary thing about writing.

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