10 Nov 2009

Stroudies to join The Wave on 5th December

Join the UK's biggest ever demonstration in support of action on climate change.

On Saturday 5 December 2009, ahead of the crucial UN climate summit in Copenhagen, tens of thousands of people, all dressed in blue, will flow through the streets of London to demonstrate their support for a safe climate future for all......and Stroud is sending a coach to take part in the demonstration called 'The Wave'. Starting in Grosvenor Square at midday and encircling Parliament three hours later, it is to be the biggest ever demonstration in support of action on climate change.

The Stroud bus will leave at 9am from the Bell Hotel, near Stroud Train Station. It is £12 per person and to book please contact John Marjoram (01453 750962) as soon as possible.

And if you can't make it to London, there is nothing to stop all the Stroud groups joining the online wave by making video's. You can use a normal digital camera and at teh Woodcraft Venturers group it only took up 5mins of the session. See them on the wave website: http://www.the-wave.org.uk/with/284/ )

Meanwhile here's a quote from Green Parliamentary candidate Martin Whiteside said, "The Stroud Green Party is joining with other organisations such as Transition Stroud to fill coaches to London. We need as many people as possible to join us. All of us going to London are also there to support the three amazing young people from Stroud who have been chosen as youth delegates to Copenhagen and will hand in a petition from the people of Stroud. The world's future is in our hands; we must act now."

Lastly download the petition we are getting signed from www.glosgreenparty.org and get all your neighbours to sign. See here The Ecologist's Copenhagen in a minute or was it two minutes?

If you want stuff on how the climate talks are going - alot of it makes grim reading - see here for Indymedia report and here for The Independent. However it is wonderful to see the vast numbers of people participating in demonstrations and actions - I still see some hope - yes we're in for some difficult times and poorer countries are going to face even worse times ahead - but all these actions are helping push our politicians to make the decisions we need....what other choices do we have than to make these stands?

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