Monday, 31 August 2009

Sunday, 30 August 2009

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Climate Camp Films

'Climate Camp Uncovered'
at the Ritzy Cinema, Brixton.

Bank Holiday Monday 31st August, 2.00 – 3.30Pm

Climate Camp is very pleased to announce the one-off screening of ‘Climate Camp uncovered’ – a series of short films hot off the reel from this years camp. Film makers from Climate Camp TV, Vision TV, Undercurrents and others will be working together to bring the latest red hot, rough and ready footage from the camp to the big screen, that will reveal all aspects of camp life.

Shot exclusively during the CURRENT London Climate Camp for Action this film will bring you right up to date with action from the camp that's HAPPENING NOW, from the camper’s perspective, and is a unique opportunity for the people of London to see what is really happening underneath the glare of the police searchlights.

There will also be a question and answer session after each short film, where the audience will
be able to ask campers and film makers questions about their motives and camp life. A film crew spokesman said, “Every filmmaker at the camp will be collaborating to make this film a contemporary news real with a unique voice. We all know how important it is to record events as they truly happen and we will be at the fore-front of the swoop and every other major action, as well as seeking to provide an insight into camp life, some of the personalities behind the protest, and the beauty and effectiveness of organising together to stop climate change.”

This year more than 3000 people will be attending the camp and this screening is your chance to see for yourself whether it is a concerned, peaceful and yet determined movement of people at Climate Camp, or the radical extremists that we are often portrayed to be.

If you would like to see a different world in action come to this one-off public screening of 'Climate Camp Uncovered,' and become part of a simple group of people acting together to try to develop a better society and a better way of life.

Climate Camp is taking place at Blackheath, London, between 26th August - 2 September.
For more information go to
Or call Merlin Hayward on 07828686522

The Lordship Rec Community Festival 2009

The Lordship Rec Community Festival 2009
Lordship Lane, Tottenham N17
Saturday Sept 12th

Activities include: Tottenham Flower & Produce Show, Dog Agility/Companion Show, Cycling Activities for all, Fun Run, Performance Showcase (in the Broadwater Centre), Community Cafe, Skateboarding/BMXing, Football Tournament and Skills, Netball, Arts and Crafts for Under-5s, Give and Take Tent, Youth Bus, History and Info Displays, Walks and Talks, Pond-Dipping and Bug Hunt, Pony Rides, Adventure Play, Children's Procession, Tottenham Food Co-op, Picnics, Refreshments, and Community Stalls.....

Latest news...

We are very pleased to confirm this week that there will be a 'Give & Take' marquee during the festival, where people can bring along household items they no longer need, and take away anything they find there that they can make use of. There will also be a Children's Procession around the park at 4pm. A new children's playground is being completed this week, just in time for the festival!

Organising the festival...

By putting on this festival we aim to showcase the potential of Lordship Rec and encourage more people to use Tottenham’s largest green space. Last year around 3,000 local residents attended. The emphasis is on participation and building up community spirit! It has been organised collectively by the organisations involved with the Lordship Rec Users Forum.

Improving our park...

The Forum has co-ordinated 6 years of discussion, public consultation, and partnership-working between the Friends of Lordship Rec, the Council, Back To Earth projects, and other groups. Due to those efforts, and massive support from local people, the park has now been earmarked £4m from the Lottery. We’ll get this next year as long as the Council can raise an additional £2.5m 'match-funding' (we’re on the way!), and we come up with detailed and practical plans for the range of improvements agreed.

The plans include a new environmental centre, a city farm, restoration of the river, the Shell Theatre and model traffic area, improved maintenance and management… and much more! Together over the last few years we’ve already created new active play areas, some new pathways and flower beds, the restoration of the lake area and woodlands, and on-site staffing.

These are exciting times - we’d like as many people as possible to attend, help publicise the festival and the regeneration plans, and to get involved…


If you'd like to volunteer to be a steward at the festival (we need another 20 or so people) please fill in the form below.

For more info check out...

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

The Sustainable Haringey Autumn Gathering

The Sustainable Haringey Autumn Gathering will take place on Sunday 25th October, from 1pm until 5pm at Tottenham Chances, 399 High Road
Tottenham, N17 6QN.

We will be hearing the latest developments from all our working groups and we'll also be making the final arrangements for our exciting plans
for 'Carbon Reduction Fortnight' in December.

We also hope to showcase several of the excellent LOCAL sustainability groups from across the borough.
Please put the date in your diary - more details will follow including a full agenda closer to the event.

Looking forward to seeing you then,
Sustainable Haringey Network.

Thursday, 13 August 2009

Camp for Climate Action 2009

26 Aug - 2 Sept, London
Public Swoop on Wednesday 26 August. The exact location will be announced on the day.
Full details:

With the city lights in sight, you pitch your tent alongside thousands of others. Another future emerges from the ground. Welcome to the Climate Camp.

Last year thousands of people camped at Kingsnorth coal fired power station, casting a big question mark over new coal in the UK. Then in the spring of this year thousands of people swooped on the city whilst the G20 was meeting in London: tents were pitched and the carbon trading centre in the hub of the financial district shut its doors for the day.

This summer there will be camps in Scotland on 3 - 10 August and in Wales on 13 - 16 August before the Camp for Climate Action returns to London to prepare for an autumn of mass action in the run up to the United Nations climate talks in Copenhagen this December.

While our banks and politicians fail us, Climate Camp will be creating a vision of real democracy. Because the future is not what it used to be.

Team up. Get trained. Take action.

Build: Learn how to construct a wind turbine, erect a marquee, or cook for two hundred people. We aim to make the camp a model of sustainable living, and we need you to help us do it.

Meet: Concerned about climate change? You’re not alone – join thousands of people from all walks of life to share ideas, make friends and start taking collective action.

Learn: Discover alternatives. Get up-to-speed with the science. Learn the skills you need, from composting your waste to talking to the media. Whatever your interest, with hundreds of workshops there’s sure to be one for you.

Take Action: Find like-minded people. Get trained-up. Make plans. Whatever you want to do, there will be people here to show you how. And get prepared to join people taking direct action all over the world, with the Climate Camp mass action against coal on 17-18 October 2009.

The plan starts now…

Check your diary. Book the week off work. Whether you come for the whole camp, or can only come for a day, make sure you don’t miss it!

This year we will set up the camp together, with a mass swoop of people taking the site. Get down to London on the day before camp on 26 August and be ready for the action to start at any time. Join us on facebook and sign up to twitter and text updates to make sure you stay informed about plans.

The camp is organised by autonomous local groups, called neighbourhoods. Your neighbourhood is preparing for the swoop now. Go along, meet people from your area, and get involved.

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Vestas ‘Green Jobs/Green Planet’ Solidarity Rally - Wood Green: 12th Aug : 5pm-6pm Wood Green Library, High Rd, N22

Workers occupy their wind-turbine factory to prevent closure!

Vestas workers on the Isle of Wight recently occupied their factory to save Britain's only wind-turbine blade manufacturer. Their high profile struggle has successfully demonstrated the urgent need for 'green jobs' and for alternative energy sources, and has inspired people all over the UK and world to speak out and take action.

The Government has recently recognised that there needs to be massive investment to create a low carbon economy if we are to avoid catastrophic climate change. But the highly profitable Vestas Corporation want to close down the factory. In response the workers are demanding it be nationalised. Info:

The fight goes on for a massive increase in green jobs and renewable energy

Although they were forced by bailiffs to end their 18-day occupation last Friday they are now picketing the factory 24/7, along with many trade unionists and climate activists. A rooftop protest/occupation of a nearby Vestas factory continues. Today’s UK-wide day of action is calling for:

the rapid expansion of renewable energy sources and green jobs
workers and communities to work together to achieve a just transition to a green, low carbon society

together we can make the changes we need

Homing Bees to Save the Planet

Bee home made from wooden tubes

Make a bee home or cafe

Encourage bees to your garden to play their vital role, pollinating your plants

Bee flying On