Sunday, August 12, 2007

Climate Camp Begins! Earlier than expected.

The Camp for Climate Action is underway: Details on Indymedia!

1) BBC 2) Sky News 3) Times .

The exact site location has always been secret but it has now been taken and is between Sipson and Harlington: here .

Last time i checked, the climate camp website was down which is a bit suspicious! However the all the details that you need are:

1. Be at Staines Railway Station on Tuesday the 14th, service from 10am.

Thats it, transport will be provided from there.

Any questions can be phoned in to the climate camp on:

07772861099 or 07858177178

The London Action Resource Centre is also staffed most of the time:

020 7377 9088

Press Release from Climate Camp:

12.08.2007 12:04

Camp for Climate Action pitches its tents on the site of the proposed third runway

12 August 2007
For immediate release


The Camp for Climate Action is being set up 800 metres from BAA's head office. Last night 150 people converged on the site, which is located on the proposed path of the third runway.

Campers are now busy building a temporary ecovillage in preparation for the opening of the camp on Tuesday morning.

Up to two thousand people are expected throughout the week, who will take part in the 100 workshops on offer (1), experience sustainable living in action, and build a lasting community of resistance to airport expansion and climate change.

‘BAA haven’t scared us off - we're camping in their back yard. The camp is not covered by the injunction, and everyone is free to come along. We are calling for everyone who knows that governments and corporations will not solve the problem of climate change to come to the camp, to put a stop to the third runway when it’s clear that no one else will, and to help build just, lasting solutions to climate change,’ said Julie Anderson from the site.

From the camp there will be a day of mass direct action starting at midday on Sunday 19th August. The form this action will take will be decided by camp participants during planning meetings taking place throughout the week.

Camper Sam Thompson said: ‘Everyone’s desperate to know what will happen on the day of action. What we do know is that one of the key aims of the camp, and the day of action, is to confront the aviation industry that is driving airport expansion – which is criminal in a time of climate crisis.’

People are now advised to travel to the campsite via Hayes and Harlington railway station (2). Journalists are invited to tour the site at 11 AM daily, from Tuesday 14th – Friday 17th inclusive (3). There will be a press conference at 1:30 PM on Sunday 12th August in front of the site.


Print and broadcast quality footage is available upon request.

0777 286 1099 or 0785 817 7178,

Notes for editors

1. The full workshops programme for the Camp is available at
2. The site is located on Sipson Lane, between the villages of Sipson and Harlington.
3. Please read important information for journalists wishing to cover the camp at
A couple of photos courtesy of Indymedia:


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At 6:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I urge everyone at the Climate Camp and everyone else to go to and click on the daily buttons, and send an e-mail to 20 friends, to save about 250m^2 of rainforests; land that should be valued 10x-100x(?) higher than its present market value. I encourage green companies to advertise there too.

Also, making your search engine ( search technology) donates about two cents to a charity of your choice. I assume there are many enviro-charity to select from and I have chosen IBRA, an apiculture journal that will hopefully help stabilize agri-yields as warming wracks farming.

At 7:03 PM, Blogger Derek Wall said...

Staines is quite a way away, I think there may be some transport from their but the site is closer to Harlington train station from Paddington or Heathrow tube and then a bus

I have pasted their detail on my blog at

At 11:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good on you. In Australia, we have a similar problem. The federal government hasn't spent a single cent on Public Transport or any other sustainable transport option, and sadly, is persuing with car-entrenchment policies.


They're probably the only party who can truly manage the economy, the environment and social matters in a comprehensive and sagacious way.


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