Earth Day Crawl-Walk-Run

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Before we even dream about changing the planet, it's important we try and change ourselves first. Lets get moving from this Earth Day, i.e. 22nd April 2012

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<ul><li> 1. 21 April: Hyderabad -22 April: Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai,Pune, Chennai, Vadodara, Bhopal</li></ul> <p> 2. Details of the event Route: in the shape of CO2 Dates: 22nd April (21st April: Hyderabad) Cities: Hyderabad, Bangalore, Delhi,Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Vadodara, Bhopal Times: Reporting time: 6 am; Start time:6:15 am Target audience: Runners, walkers,cyclists Bhopal 3. New DelhiBangaloreNehru ParkCubbon Park 4. Climate Challenge Himalayas, the Third Pole, contains the largest store of freshwater inthe world after the North &amp; South Poles These Water Towers are the main source of freshwater for almost athird of the worlds population But global warming threatens to put an end to this. With mountainglaciers rapidly melting and catastrophic oods increasing in frequency,climate change is putting ecosystems &amp; communities at risk in the mostheavily populated part of the world 5. Why Crawl-Walk-Run? Trying to stop climate change or reversing it, might seem like an impossibletask. A select few cant do anything, but if there is a mass movement at amicro level involving citizens of the world, we just might have a chance Its not planet Earth that needs to be saved, its species homo-sapiens on itthat do Start with MOVING yourself &amp; getting your loved ones to do the same Remember, "No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on thecouch" 6. Why CO2 Route? The earliest cave paintings date b a c k 3 2 , 0 0 0 y e a rs . O n e interpretation of them suggests that the cave people wanted to visualize their challenges before leaving the cave to confront them Modern times biggest challenge is to reduce emission of CO2 gases 7. History CO2 E-Race (Erase CO2 A Race for Climate Awareness) was initiated in 2008 by Danish Cultural Institute as an Art and Climate Awareness Project in preparation for UNs Global Climate Change Conference COP15 To promote environmentally sustainable climate solutions it was decided to use as inspiration some of the earliest known human art 8. Organized by founders of La Ultra - The High: Worlds highest altitude &amp; toughest ultra-marathon: 222 km run in Leh - Ladakh region, crossing worlds highest motor-able mountain pass, Khardung La (17,700 ft) with an oxygen content of just 33% of that at sea level with 60 hr cut-off Pushes mind &amp; body to absolute limit &amp; redenes what is humanly possible Back 2 Fitness: Chain of sports &amp; exercise rehabilitation centres that aims at Helping people from all walks of life get back to the physical activity they enjoy doing most By helping them use their bodies optimally 9. Collaboration with CO2 Green Drive (CGD), an organization embedded in the Danish Cultural Institute have collaborated with us in pursuing an agenda of sustainability, development and climate awareness in India Cities involved: 2009: Milan, Riga and Copenhagen; 2010: Riga, Roskilde,Vilnius and Milan; 2011: Parma, Urbino, New York &amp; Copenhagen; 2012:Confirmed - New York, Dakar, Yokohama &amp; Bangalore. Tbc - Rome, Santiagoand Horsens (Denmark) Centre for Social Market: CSM is an independent, non-profit organization promoting entrepreneurship for the triple bottom line people, planet and prosperity. 10. laultra@thehigh.in (subject line: eDay Crawl-Walk-Run) </p>