Posted by: vickim57 | 13 May 2010

Climate emergency vigil, night of 15-16 May, London and Derby

Campaign Against Climate Change events this weekend:

POST-ELECTION CLIMATE EMERGENCY VIGIL

Overnight, Saturday to Sunday 15th-16th May, outside Parliament Candlelit Procession down Whitehall – assemble 11.00pm outside St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square.

Put Climate Change back into politics – take the message to the new government that dealing with the climate crisis needs to be their top priority. Light a candle for scientific realism and rationality against the dark, populist, tide of sceptic lies and ignorance. Let them know straightaway that the cuts we need are emissions cuts, not jobs cuts – and we need to start the work of building a zero carbon Britain straightaway.

11.00 pm Assemble outside St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square. Service inside the church from 11.00 pm organised by Christian Ecology Link.

Contact ruthj@phonecoop.coop, 07970 907784.

12.00 midnight. Candlelit Procession for the Climate down Whitehall.

12.30 – 5.00 am Overnight Vigil at Old Palace Yard, outside Parliament.. Speakers from UKYCC, the ‘Spartans, Plane Stupid, a Tar Sands group, the Green Party etc – more details later.

‘Art and Empowerment’ events through the night – bring lanterns, your music, your art.

5.00 am ‘Zero Carbon’ Dawn

6.00 am Climate ‘Vigil-istas’ communal Breakfast.

We have the use of two venues that will be open all night and are within walking distance of the vigil, where vigil-goers can go to get some refreshments and rest their legs: the Lambeth Methodist Mission and St Jude’s Community Centre. We also have nearby toilet facilities provided by the Salvation Army.

For map and detailed schedule see www.campaigncc.org/overnightvigil


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