Bountiful Bristol Bulletin

Camp for Climate Action Meeting 12th June by nadiacatkinhillman
May 29, 2007, 8:25 am
Filed under: Uncategorized

Come and find out more about this years Camp for Climate Action at 7pm,
Tuesday 12th June
Kebele Social Centre, 14 Robertson Road, Easton
The night will involve

– An introduction to the aims of the Camp for Climate Action
– What collective direct action around Heathrow might look like and
what we could achieve
– How you can get involved in making this DIY event happen
– film showing of “Reclaim Power, voices from last years Climate
Camp” ¬†which tells the inspirational story of last year’s Climate Camp,
which practiced sustainable living and took direct action against one of the
world’s largest polluters.
2007 location announced!!
Camp for Climate Action comes to Heathrow this summer.
Aviation is the fastest growing source of greenhouse gas emissions in the
UK, and all our efforts to tackle climate change in other sectors are
undone by the massive growth in air travel. Holding the camp at Heathrow
aims to highlight the lunacy of the government’s airport expansion plans,
target industry giants profiteering from the climate crisis, and raise
awareness of the need to fly less. The camp will also support local
residents in their long-term struggle against the building of a third
runway and the destruction of their communities.
There will be a day of mass direct action aiming to disrupt the activities
of the airport and the aviation industry, but in the interests of public
safety there will be no attempt to blockade runways.
Although the location is different, the philosophy of the camp remains the
same: to be a place for the burgeoning network of people taking radical
action on climate change around the country to come together for a week of
low-impact living, education, debate, networking, strategising,
celebration, and direct action. The camp will feature over 100 workshops
covering topics such as climate change impacts, carbon offsetting,
biofuels, peak oil, permaculture, practical renewables, campaign strategy,
skills for direct action, and much more. Run without leaders by everyone
who comes along, it will be a working ecological village using renewable
energy, composting waste and sourcing food locally.
It all comes down to us, now. We are the last generation that can do
anything about climate change. In 20 or 30 years’ time, should we not
change our ways, we’ll be committed to emissions increases that will see
forests burn, soils decay, oceans rise, and millions of people die. If we
don’t get this issue right, so much else is lost too.
We still have time, but not for long. Make it count.


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