Invite: Scottish Climate Camp meeting, 8-9 July

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 and Scotland.

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!

Facilitation Working Group
Camp for Climate Action

www.climatecamp.org.uk

"The planet will be toast long before we run out of coal."

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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 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. Please bring your own bedding (sleeping bag & mat), and a tent. Please also contact us if you have any access, dietary or creche 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:
www.climatecamp.org.uk/nextmeeting.htm

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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 cliches 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