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.

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