[BigBlether] Fwd: Scottish climate camp meeting at Talamh

Alice sei531 at yahoo.com
Sun Jun 25 20:56:04 BST 2006

--- facilitation at climatecamp.org.uk wrote:

> Date: Sun, 25 Jun 2006 14:59:32 +0100 (IST)
> Subject: Scottish climate camp meeting at Talamh
> From: facilitation at climatecamp.org.uk
> To: sei531 at yahoo.com
> Hi Alice,
> I've finally managed to write an invite for the Climate Camp meeting in
> Talamh. Could I ask you to forward it to the Glasgow lists again? Thank
> you!!!
> Rhiannon
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Dear all,
> we'd like to invite you to the Scottish organising gathering for the Camp
> for  Climate Action, which will take place at Talamh Housing Co-op (South 
> Lanarkshire), Sat 8- Sun 9 July.
> The meeting will be a chance for people from Scotland to come together and
>  plan for the climate camp as well as joining in with the overall
> organising  of the camp. We're expecting 60-80 people, from England andd
> Scotland. You  can find more info about what will happen at the meeting at
> the bottom of the  email.
> The Camp for Climate Action will run from 26th August - 4th September and 
> bring together thousands of people who believe that not enough is being
> done  to stop climate chaos.  It is organised by a growing network of
> groups and  individuals from around the country.
> The camp will be a mix of actions, workshops and entertainment on all
> topics  related to climate change and will be organised on the basis of
> neighbourhood   and sustainability, much like the Eco-village at Stirling
> last year. The  location of the camp is Megawatt Valley, home to Drax,
> Eggborough and  Ferrybridge coal power stations, 15 miles east of Leeds.
> Drax is the largest  single emitter of CO2 in the country.
> Thurs 31 August has bee set for a day of creative mass action at Drax
> power  station to protest against an economy based on fossil fuels. Other
> smaller  actions will happen throughout the week.
> If you can't make it to the meeting but would like more information or get
>  involved in organising the camp, please get in touch.
> Everyone is invited to the meeting, please pass this invite on to anyone
> who  might be interested.
> All the best and hope to see you there!
> Rhiannon
> Facilitation Working Group
> Camp for Climate Action
> http://www.climatecamp.org.uk
> "The planet will be toast long before we run out of coal."
> ***********************************************
> Scottish organising meeting, 8-9 July,
> Place: Talamh, South Lanarkshire, just south of Glasgow
> Address: Talamh Housing Co-operative, Birkhill House, Coalburn, South 
> Lanarkshire, ML11 ONJ
> Times: Sat, 10:30am-6pm; Sun, 9:30am-5pm
> More info from: facilitation at climatecamp.org.uk
> The Agenda for the gathering will include:
> *an introduction to the climate camp - the idea behind it, how it's
> organised  and how to get involved.
> *a session about mobilising/outreach in Scotland and getting together a 
> Scottish neighbourhood.
> *an informative workshop on the coal industry, climate change and Drax
> *a discussion about what we want to see coming out of the camp, such as.
> and  starting to plan for it.
> The gathering also offers the chance to offer help or get involved in
> working  groups, who will be meeting at Talamh: site, transport, legal,
> communications, outreach/networking,site safety and wellbeing, action 
> support, workshops and entertainment.
> The exact agenda with times for the sessions will be posted on our website
> on  Friday, 30 June
> Accommodation will be camping and some indoor spaces for those who need
> them.  space is available and free if you contact us in advance. Please
> bring your  own bedding (sleeping bag & mat), and a tent. Please also
> contact us if you  have any access, dietary or crèche needs. Food will be
> provided and will be  about £10 per person, and there will be a travel
> pool so that people who have  to come a long way on public transport can
> afford to come.
> For travel information please see:
> http://www.climatecamp.org.uk/nextmeeting.htm
> *******************************
> More info about the camp:
> Drax is one of three coal power stations in Megawatt Valley, a ten miles 
> stretch near Leeds. On it's own it is the largest single emitter of CO2 in
>  the UK, emitting 20.8million tonnes a year.: more than a quarter of the
> total  CO2 emitted by all Britain's motorists. Coal is the dirtest way to
> make  electricity (apart from nuclear of course), and half of Britain's
> electricity  comes from coal. Dwindling oil and gas supplies means coal
> use is on the  rise. The planet will be toast long before we run out of
> coal.
> Climate change will transform life on Earth without action now. We are 
> currently on course for a 3C degree rise in temperature, which is likely
> to  mean the deaths of 400 million of the world's poorest people, and a
> social  crisis that will engulf us all. And still the insane machine
> rumbles on:  political clichés about sustainable growth, full steam ahead
> for nuclear  power, the new Airbus, civil war in Iraq, the gridlocked
> motorways rumbling  towards oil depletion…
> Check out the website for more info
> http:///www.climatecamp.org.uk

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