The camp will:
take action against climate change;
provide information on climate change and its causes;
share and live practical solutions;
network with other people campaigning on all the aspects of climate change.
Everyone is invited to get involved and come to a public meeting:
11am - 6pm 11th and 12th February at The Sumac Centre, Nottingham
Accommodation is available if you contact us in advance. Please also contact us about any access, dietary or creche needs. The meeeting space is fully accessible
This is a DIY camp and will be organised through working groups. If you want to be involved we suggest you join one of these working groups at a meeting, but to help you decide before then see here for the list.
Who we are:
We are a loose coalition of people determined to take positive action against the root causes of climate change. Climate change is one of the major threats to people, animals and our planet. It won't be tackled by greenwash and petitions, but by an end to the system that requires economic growth. We need to take action and we need to do it now. Solutions need to come from the people and not the corporations or politicians. We know that nuclear power is not the answer.
We recognise that everyone has a role to play in dealing with climate change - that we need to alter our own lifestyles and that working together in our communities is the way forward.
We are putting on a camp for climate action on the 26th August to 4th September 2006 in the north of England, involving thousands of people.
The camp's core aims will be to take direct action against climate chaos and to be an inspiring space for workshops, information sharing, discussion and debate. We invite people to join us - we want to bring together people campaigning against the many industries that are at the root of climate change e.g.the petrochemical industry, meat, dairy; road and airport expansion.
We aim to be carbon neutral - it is vital that the camp and preparations for the camp generates as few emissions as possible. We encourage people to travel in ways that cause least environmental damage - no flying please!
How we work
We are against all forms of discrimination and seek to be as inclusive as possible.
We work through collective decision making where everyone gets an equal say in an open and transparent fashion. Meetings will be central to this process and will have facilitators, whose role is to help this process rather than taking on a leadership role .The camp will be organised and run by working groups covering everything from plumbing and toilets to legal and welfare to workshops and entertainment. Working groups are being formed and we invite everyone who shares our aims and visions to join a working group and to be involved in the process.
We will have monthly meetings, generally consisting of two days with the purpose of updating and introducing, making decisions and bringing working groups together. Working groups will be divided into subgroups and will be trusted to make autonomous decisions, within guidelines agreed and/or ratified at monthly meetings. The priority of the meetings is to organise the camp. However it is important that this is done in such a way as to encourage and support local activity. It's also important that the camp helps the formation of networks that take action on climate change after the camp is over.
We would like the camp to be organised around neighbourhoods and invite groups to come forward to host them. For example a neighbourhood may be made up of people from a certain action group or a geographical area. They may have their own kitchen and meeting space. We envisage that these will be the spaces in which people make links and find ways to organise at a local level. If groups are interested in hosting a neighbourhood they are encouraged to send at least one to each monthly meeting.
Outline and information for Camp for Climate Action,
Nottingham meeting 11-12 February
The Sumac Centre
245 Gladstone Street,
Nottingham NG7 6HX, England
Phone: 0845 458 9595 (venue only)
Arrivals from 10.30am
Welcome desk can sort accommodation
Start at 11.00am
> Outline of the weekend, including the story of camp for climate action
> “Big themes”Identifying and discussing in small groups (not the same as
the working groups) some of the overlapping “big themes” of the camp.
These have been partly identified already from January meeting and working
> Presentations of proposals from working groups
> Deciding on the proposals, by consensus
> Working groups time
> Feedback from working groups
End of day 6.00pm, meal to follow
Start at 10.00am
Detail to be planned at end of Saturday, but will include: matters arising
from Saturday; majority time for working groups
majority time for working groups
dates of next meetings
evaluation of weekend
End at 5.00pm
Help clearing up appreciated
As this weekend will be a collective effort there will be plenty of things
to do to help out with when you get to Nottingham. In particular, we are
looking for people to help with the crèche. If you can do this please
If you have particular support needs such as needing large print handouts,
help with hearing impairments, wanting to use the creche or anything that
you need to tell us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can
work out with you what will make the weekend work best for you.