Thursday, April 10, 2008

Climate Change Events and Actions in the UK during 2008

A cross posting of climate change actions and events from Rising Tide:
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  • DIRECT ACTION TRAINING - NATIONWIDE, 2008
    Want to brush direct action skills? Want a direct action training for your
    group? Need a trainer or help in organising it? Want to advertise it to
    lots of people? Get in touch with training at networkforclimateaction.org.uk
    and we can put you in touch with experienced activists who are happy
    to provide training. We can also put up info about upcoming trainings.
    http://www.networkforclimateaction.org.uk

  • BIOFOOLS DAY - NATIONWIDE, 15.4.08
    On 15th April mandatory biofuel blending will be introduced across the UK.
    There will be nationwide protests, including one outside Downing Street,
    London at 6pm, organised by Biofuelwatch and the Campaign Against Climate
    Change. Please contact info at biofuelwatch.org.uk if you are organising a
    local event and would like it advertised, or if you would like any further
    information.
    http://www.biofuelwatch.org.uk/actionsapr08.php
    The Edinburgh Agrofuel Action group are planning a protest:
    http://earthfirst.org.uk/actionreports/node/20461
  • NETWORK FOR CLIMATE ACTION MEETING - SHEFFIELD, 19.4.08
    "Climate Action Movement Building"
    10am - 5pm at Friends Meeting House Sheffield.
    Are you involved in local climate action or would you like to be? Climate
    Chaos is getting real and we need to act now - You are invited to a day of
    networking, skill-sharing and organising! How is the movement doing? How
    does it best move forwards? Donation of £2-3 towards the cost of the room.
    Please contact if you are planning to attend and if you need
    accommodation, so they can get an idea of numbers. Email;
    contact at networkforclimateaction.org.uk

  • REFUSE TO PAY" ON THE TRAIN TO LONDON - 20.4.08
    Refuse to Pay: Take Action Against Soaring Train Prices
    We are urging people to board trains into the central London terminals and
    converge at around 1pm, having refused to pay for the overpriced tickets.
    You do not have to be a student to take part in this action, and all are
    encouraged to join in. As well as tackling public transport head on, it
    also offers a positive example of how people can take empowering direct
    action against climate change.
    http://www.studentclimateproject.org.uk/drupal/
  • PEOPLE AND PLANET PROTEST – E.ON HQ, WARWICK 23.4.08
    E.ON is building the new coal power station at Kingsnorth in Kent. The
    protest will be at its national headquarters, which are in the Westwood
    Business Park next to Warwick University. For more info go to:
    http://peopleandplanet.org/nonewcoal#direct
  • CLIMATE 4 CHANGE’ ART EXHIBITION & EVENTS - LONDON, APRIL 2008
    Exhibition runs until the end of April at The Old Mercedes Showroom,
    opposite Camden Arts Centre, 341 Finchley Road, NW3 6ET. No entry after
    midnight.
    For details see; http://www.circlecommunity.org/ or ring; 07946 457908
  • ‘I BIKE MCR’ FESTIVAL - MANCHESTER, APRIL 2008
    ‘I Bike MCR ‘is a grassroots festival organised voluntarily by a group of
    cyclists that want to promote cycling and bike related activities no
    matter how crazy they may seem! See;
    http://earthfirst.org.uk/actionreports/node/20483
  • MAYDAY MAYDAY! INVASION OF THE CLIMATE SNATCHERS - EVERYWHERE, 1.5.08
    1st May 2008 - A Day of Climate Action, everywhere!
    As climate change rises up the political agenda, a huge number of
    techno-fixes are forming a new economic sector: from biofuels to nuclear
    power, carbon trading to hydrogen fuel cells, dumping urine in the ocean
    to carbon capture and storage. Everywhere corporations are seeking the
    elusive elixir which allows us to continue business as usual. All of these
    technologies are a distraction from the real solution to the problems we
    face: a massive reduction in our consumption and the end to economic
    growth. On May 1st, International Workers Day, let’s challenge these false
    solutions to climate chaos and show the real solution: far-reaching social
    change, and reduction in consumption.
    http://www.daysofclimateaction.org.uk/mayday.html
    http://www.networkforclimateaction.org.uk/
  • CLIMATE ACTION THAT BITES! - EVERYWHERE, 3.6.08
    The food we eat contributes up to a third of the emissions poisoning the
    planet. It's time for a detox! Local organic food, growing your own,
    veganism, permaculture, food security, humanitarian issues, agrofuels,
    transport campaigning, GM food ... make the links on climate change ...
    take action on the 3rd of June toward a low-carbon diet!
    http://www.daysofclimateaction.org.uk/food.html
  • NO RUNWAY 3 DEMO - LONDON, 31.5.08
    (Please note change of date to that previously announced)
    Join a Spring Carnival of Resistance to Airport Expansion! We can stop a
    third runway at Heathrow and the runaway growth in aviation! Tell the
    government to get real on climate change and prevent a climate
    catastrophe! Start time 12 noon. Probable assembly point Hatton Cross
    (tube). There will be a carnival-style march to a festival-style event at
    Sipson village. More details;
    http://www.campaigncc.org/heathrow.shtml
  • CAMP FOR CLIMATE ACTION INVITATION - 3-11.8.08
    You are invited to Kingsnorth coal-fired Power Station, Kent, UK, for 9
    days of Low-impact living and education / High-impact direct action!
    Late July: Heathrow event and travel to Kingsnorth. Details soon...
    Sunday August 3th: Camp set up - we'll all make the camp happen together.
    Monday August 4th-10th: Workshops, networking and action training.
    Wednesday August 6th: Day of Action against Agrofuels!
    Saturday August 9th: Day of Mass Action against Kingsnorth!
    Monday August 11th: Help return the camping field back to nature.
    See you there!

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