"Global Climate Rally Attracts Thousands"

"BERLIN -- Environmental campaigners planted trees, collected rubbish and rallied against pollution on Sunday for what organisers aimed to make the world's biggest day of climate-change activism.

The 10/10/10 event known as the "Global Work Party" kicked off in Australia and New Zealand before spinning its way across the globe via more than 7,000 community events in 188 countries.

'The only countries that aren't taking part, we think, are Equatorial Guinea, San Marino, North Korea, so it's clearly the most widespread day of environmental action,' co-founder of the 350.org campaign Bill McKibben said.

'And as far as we can tell, the most widespread day of civic engagement on any issue ever in the planet's history.'"

AFP had the story October 10, 2010.

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