Monday, June 22, 2009

Climate Camp 2009 - isn't it time you got involved?

SHOOT: Camp is a social movement to tackle climate change. If you care about the environment, why not join these guys?

The Camp is a place for anyone who wants to take action on climate change; for anyone who’s fed up with empty government rhetoric and corporate spin; for anyone who’s worried that the small steps they’re taking aren’t enough to match the scale of the problem; and for anyone who’s worried about our future and wants to do something about it.

The people putting on the Camp for Climate Action are all volunteers, lots of us learning how to do it as we go along. We’re a pretty diverse bunch – teachers, nurses, students, couriers, plumbers, graphic designers, doctors, youth workers, lawyers, carpenters, campaigners, artists, carers and many, many more.

We started in August 2006, when 600 people gathered at the UK’s biggest single source of carbon dioxide, Drax coal-fired power station in West Yorkshire for ten days of learning and sustainable living, which culminated in a day of mass action against the power station. Our aim was to kick-start a social movement to tackle climate change.
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citycampIn 2009 Climate Camp is hitting the city, concentrating on the underlying cause of climate change, airport expansion and coal-fired power stations: our economic system. We camped at the G20 in London on April 1st, and we're still keeping a close eye on E.ON & Kingsnorth. In the Summer we'll be pitching our tents in a city again, and come December we'll be making sure that the UN Climate Conference in Copenhagen becomes the hottest topic in town.

Every Camp for Climate Action event weaves four key themes: education, direct action, sustainable living, and building a movement to effectively tackle climate change both resisting climate crimes and developing sustainable solutions.

Everybody is welcome, so hopefully see you there.

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