Monday, 13 July 2009

Banding Together to Save the Climate

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This kind of thing should be (Mili)band

Sustainable Haringey's members, Katie Brown and Tamsyn Wills joined the Stop Climate Chaos demonstration at Kingsnorth on Saturday (4 July 2009) to make a band around Kingsnorth by holding yellow sashes.

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They came, they stood, they formed a giant human chain around Kingsnorth. The Miliband was formed with bodies and yellow sashes, and made up of over a thousand people!

miliband 5 surround the perimeter fence of Kingsnorth power station...

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...with a clear message to the government and E.ON.

"Kingsnorth is a terrible idea. One power plant with a lifetime of several decades will destroy the efforts of millions of citizens to reduce their emissions" James Hansen, head of the NASA Goddard Institute of Space Studies

"EON's new power station planned for Kingsnorth will output more CO2 each year than the whole of Ghana" World Development Movement

The Kingsnorth proposal is the first in a string of possible new coal power stations that energy companies want to build in the UK. If it goes ahead it will completely undermine the Government’s objective to reduce carbon emissions by 80% by 2050.

To find out more about the local and international effects of building a new coal power station at Kingsnorth see: Kingsnorth Film: a Local Issue going Global

If you would like to find out more about direct action, see the workshop below:

**Stepping into Action – 25th July**
2-4.30pm Greenpeace, Canonbury Villas, London, N1 2PN. Free/donation.
Run by two of Climate Camp's experienced trainers.

Direct action is about using our own bodies to make change – not asking others to do it for us. Direct activists aren’t superheroes, you could do it too!

This workshop is for people with little or no experience of direct action. Come along to meet other people in a similar situation, try out some tactics commonly used, and talk through concerns about taking action.

Places are limited to 20, so book you place today.

Email with "stepping into action" in the subject line.

This workshop is funded by Climate Camp.

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