Climate Camp runs August 15th to 23rd in Offaly
13 Aug 2009
Climate Camp- Action for Social Justice
15th - 23rd August 2009, Shannonbridge, Co. Offaly, Ireland
9 days of workshops, sustainable living, direct action and movement building for climate justice....because nature doesn't do bailouts!
The Climate Camp is a place where anyone who cares about climate change or social justice can meet, live, learn and take direct action together. It's happening this August 15th-23rd, in Co. Offaly, Ireland.
The camp will be 9 days of great food, live music, workshops and action for a just, sustainable future.
You can come for as long as you want - it's up to you.
What can I do there?
Build: Learn how to make a solar shower, erect a marquee, or cook for two hundred people. We aim to make the camp a model of sustainable living, and we need you to help us do it.
Meet: Concerned about climate change? Feel like our current economic system is fuelling more than one crisis? You're not alone - join Irish people from all walks of life to share ideas, make friends and start taking collective action.
Share and Learn: Discover alternatives. Get up-to-speed with the science and economics. Learn the skills you need - from how to build a yurt and grow your own veg, to how to take direct action and talk to the media. With over 70 workshops to choose from there'll be several to suit your interest - see the full workshop programme here
Take Action: Find like-minded people. Get trained-up and share your skills. Make plans. Whether you want to make a silly costume, stop a train full of peat or coal, or encourage strikes in the fossil fuel industries there will be people here to join you. Join our day of action against the peat industry on August 22nd. And get prepared to join people taking direct action all over the world, including global days of action for climate justice in December 2009.
The climate camp is being organised by volunteers and anyone can get involved.
It has four aims:
* To create a space for education
* To take direct action against the root causes of climate change
* To create a model of sustainable living
* To build a movement for climate and social justice