350 Africa (Cape Town, )

Work Address

  • Organization Name:350 Africa
  • Address:Kalk Bay
    Cape Town
    South Africa

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General

  • Mission:
  • 350 Africa is part of an international campaign that builds a movement to unite the world around solutions to the climate crisis - solutions that science and justice demand. Our mission is to inspire the world to rise to the challenge of the climate crisis and to create a new sense of urgency and of possibility for our planet. Our focus is on the number 350 - as in parts per million CO2. If we can't get below that, scientists say, the damage we're already seeing from global warming will continue and accelerate. But 350 is more than a number - it's a symbol of where we need to head as a planet.
    We work hard to organize in a new way - everywhere at once.

  • History:
  • 350.org was founded by U.S. author Bill McKibben, who wrote one of the first books on global warming for the general public, and a team of university friends.

    Together, they ran a campaign in 2007 called Step It Up that organized over 2,000 rallies at iconic places in all 50 of the United States. These creative actions - from skiers descending a melting glacier to divers hosting an underwater action - helped convince many political leaders, including then Senator Barack Obama, to adopt our common call to action: cutting carbon 80% by 2050.

    In October of 2009 we coordinated 5200 simultaneous rallies and demonstrations in 181 countries, what CNN called the 'most widespread day of political action in the planet's history.' In October 2010 we organized a 'global work party' all over the world, with over 7000 events in 187 countries. People put up solar panels, dig community gardens—and sent a strong message to our leaders: 'If we can get to work on solutions to the climate crisis, so can you.'

  • Year established:2007
  • Endowment:Unknown

Registration

  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Unknown
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Types of funding being sought (i.e. funding type)

  • Program:Yes
  • Endowment:Yes
  • Operating:Yes

Program areas of focus and activity (i.e. funding cause)

  • Environment:High
  • Public Benefit, Society Benefit:Medium
  • Social Science, Public Policy:Low

Geographic areas of focus and activity (i.e. geographic area)

  • International:Yes
  • National:Yes
  • Regional:Yes
  • State/Province:Yes
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