No time to rest!

June 19th, 2007

After the G8 it is clear that, although what was (or rather wasn’t agreed) in Germany is disheartening, some small steps have been taken. What we need now is to keep the pressure on and show the government that they need to act and that they need to act now.

That is why the campaigns team have been busy preparing for a summer of action with a whole host of events planned to gather more support for the Stop Climate Injustice Campaign.

It started well last weekend with Leamington Spa Peace Festival. It must be admitted that the rain on the previous days had led to a little apprehension, but, with just a few little bursts we were just about able to remain dry!!

The focus of the stall was informing people of the injustice of climate change and getting them to add their voices to our campaign. It also included demonstrations of our climate change work – a highlight being the willow donkey which attracted both young and adults alike. The floating garden was also a big hit with many people wanting to know how it worked.

I was lucky enough to be allowed to address the crowds on the bandstand late on the second afternoon. This was a great opportunity to make people aware of the injustice of climate change and draw attention to our campaign stall. Although there had been other climate change talks previously the uniqueness of our message and the experience of Practical Action as an organisation meant that we received a great response.

So now we are off to Glastonbury – it doesn’t get much bigger! With there being such an emphasis on climate change at this years festival it promises to be a great opportunity to bring climate injustice to the fore. Look out for us on the TV – when everything floods we will be the ones floating on a garden!

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