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Climate Action Camp

Sep 24 2010 (All day) - Sep 26 2010 (All day)

Organizing, Activism & Non-Violent Direct Action

 

Politicians talk a lot about climate change, but do nothing! Are you tired of all that hot air? Now, you CAN do something…

From September 24th to 26th, 2010, Sierra Club Prairie, Indigenous Environmental Network, Rainforest Action Network, and Greenpeace Canada will be hosting a Tar Sands Climate Action Camp outside of Edmonton. This will be an intensive three-day training session to help prepare participants to gain grassroots organizing skills, and training in Non-Violent Direct Action (NVDA) to stop climate change, shut down the tar sands, and shift us towards a just, green future!

There will be workshops on the following topics:

  • Climate change & climate justice
  • History of civil disobedience
  • Environmental justice and anti-oppression
  • Non-Violent Direct Action (NVDA) theory and practice
  • Action planning and decision-making,
  • Affinity groups
  • Campaign planning and powermapping
  • Working with the media
  • Know your rights, legal briefing

This is a critical time for action.

At the camp you will meet other participants ready to take action. The training will be provided by experienced grassroots organizers, and NVDA trainers and organizers, and will be open to those who have previously done activism, NVDA and/or Civil Disobedience, or have little or no experience but want to learn more!

We’ll be learning how to plan and implement activities that will RAISE THE ALARM ABOUT THE GROWING CLIMATE CRISIS. Whether you’re joining as an individual or part of a group, this camp affords an opportunity to meet and join others wanting to get active on climate change and create just and healthy communities for the future.

So what are you waiting for?! Get an application by sending an email to eryn [dot] wheatley [at] greenpeace [dot] org and get it in by Tuesday, September 14, 2010 Midnight MDT

Suggested donation of $30, though no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Can’t come to the camp but still want to get active and involved? Check out:

Posted September 13, 2010 by AEN

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