World’s End Hosts 350.org Climate Action Event at Worlds’ End on 10.24.09

Contact Information

Meghan Connolly
Education & Interpretation Coordinator
781.740.7233
mconnolly@ttor.org

Kristi Perry
Public Relations Manager
617.359.3633
kperry@ttor.org

Hingham, MA -- The Trustees of Reservations announced today they are hosting climate action event at World’s End reservation on October 24th, 2009, as part of the 350.org International Day of Climate Action – a global call to put the world on course to address the climate crisis.  “We at The Trustees care about the places that make our communities special and we want to ensure that they are preserved for future generations. For this reason, we invite the public to join us in sending a message to our elected officials about the importance of climate change” says Meghan Connolly.

On October 24th The Trustees invite you to “Take a Stand at World’s End” and join neighbors and the international community in sending a message to Massachusetts representatives and the world that we need bold climate change legislation to protect our planet and the local places that we care for.  

The event will begin at 11AM on the Bar at World’s End – a beautiful and fairly easy 15-minute walk from the parking area. We’ll start with a few speakers, and then we’ll form up for some photographs that will be added to photos taken worldwide – which will be sent to legislators to encourage them to act.

The Trustees encourage you to carpool, bike, or walk to this event. And – to give the event a local flavor (and to make it more fun), everyone is encouraged to bring nautical props: paddles, life preservers, snorkeling masks, etc. Or to dress as a favorite marine animal (Halloween will be only a week away). This will help drive home the message that climate will change things significantly: that the ground we’ll be standing on will be underwater by the end of the century if we don’t act now.  Admission to the property is free for all that attend this event.

The 350.org International Day of Climate Action includes people from around the world, young and old, who are planning to come together at iconic locations to send a clear message that we need a bolder climate change policy.  350.org believes that if we are going to tackle climate change, people will need to act in unison – and 2009 will be an absolutely crucial year. 

For more about the International Day of Climate Action and what The Trustees are doing to battle climate change here at home in Massachusetts go to: http://www.350.org/ and http://www.thetrustees.org/what-we-care-about/climate-change/climate-action-day.html.  You can also contact Meghan Connolly at mconnolly@ttor.org.

About The Trustees of Reservations
The Trustees are 100,000 people like you, from every corner of Massachusetts, who share a deep set of similar values — a love of the land, the outdoors, and the distinctive charms of New England—as well as a shared vision of celebrating and protecting these special places for everyone, forever.
 
Founded in 1891 by Charles Eliot, an open space visionary and protégé of the famous landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead, The Trustees of Reservations are the nation's oldest statewide land conservation trust and nonprofit conservation organization. With 102 reservations, comprising nearly 26,000 acres—all open to the public—Trustees properties are tremendously diverse.  From mountains, open meadows and parks, to working farms, stately homes and gardens, 70 miles of stunning coastline, and five National Historic landmarks, Trustees reservations offer something for everyone. 

The Trustees also hold perpetual conservation restrictions on more than 16,000 acres—a total larger than any other conservation organization in Massachusetts—permanently protecting scenic and natural areas from development, and have worked with communities and other conservation partners to assist in the protection of another 16,000+ acres around the state.

The Trustees’ volunteers, members, donors, staff, and governing board all “hold in trust,” and care for nearly 100 places of cultural, natural, and historical significance, called "reservations."  

Statewide, The Trustees employ 176 full-time, 22 regular part-time, and 350-400 seasonal staff with expertise in ecology, education, historic resources, land protection, conservation, land management, and planning. To apply for employment opportunities, request a speaker for an event, become an organizational partner, and/or interview Trustees’ experts on important topics and issues, please contact www.thetrustees.org.