20 Sep 2007

Climate Campaign: what next.

I am told that every time I mentioned the inspiration and professionalism of the climate camp during my Conference Speech one prominent member of the Green Party tutted loudly.

Well the Climate Camp is the real deal, time is urgent and we have to be serious about making the chance...green politics is about planetary survival not personal career.

People get ready!

The Climate Camp on its own didn't stop climate change - but it's part of a growing social movement that can! Come and take the next stepsforward at the upcoming UK-wide meeting on Nov 3-4 in Oxford. Everyoneis welcome, whether you came to the camp, or were simply inspired by it. The Climate Camp had 4 key aims: education, direct action, sustainableliving, and building a social movement to collectively tackle climatechange and build a better world. Regional meetings have been happeningup and down the country, and in Oxford we will meet to collectivelyshare all our ideas for taking our aims further. The agenda for this meeting has not yet been set - if you have any ideasabout topics you think it is important for us to discuss, or if you areup for helping with planning and facilitating this meeting, please emailmeetings@climatecamp.org.uk. Local groups: please send any write-ups of discussions from your debriefmeetings to website@climatecamp.org.uk, so they can be put on thewebsite, and meetings@climatecamp.org.uk, so they can be fed into thenational meeting agenda. Practical info:The meeting will run 11-6 on Saturday Nov 3 and 10-5 on Sunday Nov 4.The venue is the East Oxford Community Centre, Princes Street, Oxford(see http://www.eocsc.co.uk/find_us.htm for directions and a map). Veganfood will be provided at a cost of approximately £10 a day. Flooraccomodation is available (bring a sleeping bag!) and do please emailoxford@climatecamp.org.uk in advance so we know how many people arecoming! If you have any dietary, access, creche, or other needs, pleaseget in touch by emailing oxford@climatecamp.org.uk. Further information will be added to the website, www.climatecamp.org.uk,soon.

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