Don’t be confused – 2009 is just another year of climate talks, in which governments and corporations will continue business as usual and tell us how a load of corrupt (but profitable) trading is in fact a real attempt to save the world.
To solve climate change we’re going to have to get together and make a real noise. CO2 levels are rising 20,000 times faster than at any point in life’s astonishing billion year history and coal is the biggest source of emissions. If we burn all the coal in the ground we’re toast. No butter, no jam, just toast. So stopping the burning of coal in the rapidly warming world is a good place to start.
That’s why on the 17th & 18th October 2009 we’re having a mega get together to close one of the UK’s biggest coal fired power stations, E.ON’s Ratcliffe-on-Soar in Nottingham.
Another end of the world is possible.
Green Action will be a part of this. The plan is to go to the third largest coal power station in Europe (near Nottingham) and have a mass demonstration. We will probably engage in some reasonably peace ful direct action – banners, chantings, eco-spectacles. Come down to the co-op to get some leaflets or chat about it. Or come to the National Climate Camp Gathering on 2nd to the 4th of Oct at the Common place.
Itching to swoop but don’t know how you’re getting there?
Come in Leeds’ very own magical minibuses of mischief and mayhem. We have spaces in minibuses leaving Leeds at daybreak on Saturday (7.15am sharp), assembling on the Parkinson steps, Leeds University. While they’re technically free, a £20 – 25 donation to the Yorkshire climate camp would be much appreciated. We’re returning on Sunday evening. What a road trip we’re going to have. (there’s a list of roadtrip musthaves here)
How do I get these tickets, you ask?
1) Head to Greenaction food coop or the Leeds Union welcome desk between 10 and 6 on weekdays.
2) Come to Yorkshire climate camp preswoop meeting at 6pm on Wednesday 14th in the Commonplace (bringadish) – email us before so we keep a ticket for you.
3) Can’t get down to the University? Call the ticketline for homedelivery!
Anyone wanting tickets delivered or planning to wait till Wednesday, let us know on 07912 569 938 or
Greenaction volunteers: There will be tickets in the coop, and a tin to collect money. We need to have a list of people’s phone numbers to contact them if plans change. Laura will come by and collect up money.
See you at the swoop.