Gather together for a day of global action on climate change

Posted by jamie — 4 December 2008 at 2:44pm - Comments

Campaign against Climate Change The run-up to Christmas is usually a hectic time for climate change aficionados, not because we're busy buying each other wind-up torches and mini-wind turbines to put under the tree, but there's just so much happening on the global scene. Not only is it the time for international climate talks (Bali last year, Poznan happening now, Copenhagen in 12 months), but the Global Day of Action has swung round once more.

If you can brave the cold, this Saturday 6 December is the one to mark in your diary and London will witness a march to Parliament Square where the likes of Nick Clegg, Caroline Lucas and George Monbiot will be speaking to the crowds. Assemble at 12 noon in Grosvenor Square, outside the US embassy, and there's also protest bike ride from Lincoln's Inn Fields at 10.30am. Further details are on the Campaign Against Climate Change website.

Of course, as it's a Global Day of Action, there are events happening right across the planet. Examine the Global Climate Campaign website to find what's happening in your country.

No better way to demonstrate respect to the planet during this holiday season. For those in the area, it's worth braving the cold to attend.

JOIN US ON THE CLIMATE CHANGE MARCH!

Date: Saturday, December 6, 2008
Time: 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Location: Amphitheatre, Clyde Street, Glasgow (assembly point)
Street: All the way through the city centre to Glasgow Caledonian University
Contact Info: contact.sccc@gmail.com

Description

This event is organised by SCOTTISH CLIMATE CHANGE CAMPAIGN as the Scottish part of the Global Day of Action during the United Nations Climate Talks in Poznan, December 1st to 12th 2008. This international event will call on world leaders to take urgent action on climate change. We want to involve the widest possible range of people and organisations, so bring your banners with your message and all your family, friends and colleagues!

The purposes are: to be seen by the public and in the media; to bring together all the numerous organisations and individuals who are committing to action on climate change; and to invite them to bring their contributions under the theme of the march. We aim to send a positive message that we CAN indeed do something about the situation if we all work together on this and also tell our elected governments:
Act now – for just solutions to climate change! We are prepared to act - are you?

We will be walking together from the Clyde Amphitheatre through Glasgow city centre towards Glasgow Caledonian University where we will hold the rally. Bring banners and anything bright, visual and colourful, as well as warm and waterproof clothing. There will be speakers, music, workshops and fun activities before, during and after the event!

For further information see:

http://www.globalclimatecampaign.org/
http://scottishclimatemarch.info
http://sccc.byethost3.com/

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Please get in touch with us (at contact.sccc@gmail.com) if:
- you offer to volunteer at the event (stewards needed)
- you would like to have a stall at the rally or get otherwise involved
- you are/ have a band and would like to contribute with some music
- you would like to help out with making banners, props etc.

Thanks for the Glasgow details, chora. I was looking for other events around the country but obviously didn't look hard enough!

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I braved the cold on this one (it was cold by the time we got to parliament square) I wasn't quite sure what to expect as I had never been on this kind of march/protest before. It was inspiring to see lots of different people from all walks of life there (some with their children too) and I drew strength from this and the all round friendly atmosphere.
I'm sure like many of the other marchers I have come to realise that I can either sit at home with my insulation and energy saving lightbulbs and worry about climate change or I can get out there and do something about it, and hopefully make others think about climate change too. I know many of my friends and work colleagues have asked me about the march since and I put the pictures I took on the day on my facebook page.

Glad it all turned out fine! That's the thing about taking your first step into these sort of things, you're never alone and if you can encourage other people through your own actions, even better.

If you want to get more involved, there are plenty of local networks out there working on climate change in one form or another, and of course there's probably a Greenpeace group in your area - sign up for more info if you haven't already.

web editor
gpuk

No better way to demonstrate respect to the planet during this holiday season. For those in the area, it's worth braving the cold to attend.

JOIN US ON THE CLIMATE CHANGE MARCH! Date: Saturday, December 6, 2008 Time: 12:30pm - 3:30pm Location: Amphitheatre, Clyde Street, Glasgow (assembly point) Street: All the way through the city centre to Glasgow Caledonian University Contact Info: contact.sccc@gmail.com Description This event is organised by SCOTTISH CLIMATE CHANGE CAMPAIGN as the Scottish part of the Global Day of Action during the United Nations Climate Talks in Poznan, December 1st to 12th 2008. This international event will call on world leaders to take urgent action on climate change. We want to involve the widest possible range of people and organisations, so bring your banners with your message and all your family, friends and colleagues! The purposes are: to be seen by the public and in the media; to bring together all the numerous organisations and individuals who are committing to action on climate change; and to invite them to bring their contributions under the theme of the march. We aim to send a positive message that we CAN indeed do something about the situation if we all work together on this and also tell our elected governments: Act now – for just solutions to climate change! We are prepared to act - are you? We will be walking together from the Clyde Amphitheatre through Glasgow city centre towards Glasgow Caledonian University where we will hold the rally. Bring banners and anything bright, visual and colourful, as well as warm and waterproof clothing. There will be speakers, music, workshops and fun activities before, during and after the event! For further information see: http://www.globalclimatecampaign.org/ http://scottishclimatemarch.info http://sccc.byethost3.com/ **************************************** Please get in touch with us (at contact.sccc@gmail.com) if: - you offer to volunteer at the event (stewards needed) - you would like to have a stall at the rally or get otherwise involved - you are/ have a band and would like to contribute with some music - you would like to help out with making banners, props etc.

Thanks for the Glasgow details, chora. I was looking for other events around the country but obviously didn't look hard enough! web editor gpuk

I braved the cold on this one (it was cold by the time we got to parliament square) I wasn't quite sure what to expect as I had never been on this kind of march/protest before. It was inspiring to see lots of different people from all walks of life there (some with their children too) and I drew strength from this and the all round friendly atmosphere. I'm sure like many of the other marchers I have come to realise that I can either sit at home with my insulation and energy saving lightbulbs and worry about climate change or I can get out there and do something about it, and hopefully make others think about climate change too. I know many of my friends and work colleagues have asked me about the march since and I put the pictures I took on the day on my facebook page.

Glad it all turned out fine! That's the thing about taking your first step into these sort of things, you're never alone and if you can encourage other people through your own actions, even better. If you want to get more involved, there are plenty of local networks out there working on climate change in one form or another, and of course there's probably a Greenpeace group in your area - sign up for more info if you haven't already. web editor gpuk

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