News from PCAN August 2014
Martin Fido is well under way with organising our PCAN Summer Fair and it’s going to be great.
So if you are involved with other groups so let your members know and think about booking a stall as soon as you can. We can still squeeze a few more in.
We’ll have the stall and band list on our website soon.
We have a Facebook events page which makes it easy for you all to cascade it out to your friends! Find it from our PCAN page.
We also now have web banners and flyers so PLEASE get in touch if you can help us by sharing these.
And don’t forget we’ll REALLY, REALLY need help on the day… This is especially true first thing in the morning when we need to put up marquees and gazebos and guide traffic. We had lots of students helping last year but they are not going to be around in large numbers so do volunteer!
Our next PCAN Meeting is on Wed 30th July at 7.30 in the King St Tavern,
Do come if you can
September Weekend of climate action
The 20th and 21st of September will be an important weekend of climate action.
Campaign against Climate Change Trade Union will have a conference on Saturday 20th September, called A future that doesn't cost the earth, to launch their updated One Million Climate Jobs pamphlet. The main focus will be on the international fight for climate jobs.
The conference will take place from 12.00 - 5.30 pm, at
The World Leaders' Climate Summit in
See the Facebook events page https://www.facebook.com/events/1428960304030884/
The Climate Coalition say:
Showing our love on 21st September
This will be an opportunity to highlight support for our Government to show some much needed ambition on climate. We’ll be teaming up with Avaaz, who are organising a people's march in
The Plan: On Sunday 21st September we'll bring supporters together to show their love on the
There'll be loads of fun ways to get your supporters involved in the lead-up. See http://fortheloveof.org.uk/
Did you know - May was the hottest month on record…..
Driven by exceptionally warm ocean waters, Earth smashed a record for heat in May and is likely to keep on breaking high temperature marks. The average temperature on Earth of 15.54 degrees Celsius was the warmest since records began in 1880, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
May was 0.74 degrees Celsius warmer than the 20th century world average. The last month that was cooler than normal was February 1985, marking 351 hotter than average months in a row.
This possibly could quiet people claiming global warming has stopped, but more importantly it “should remind everyone that global warming is a long-term trend,”
Setting or tying monthly global heat records has happened frequently in recent years. The last global monthly cold record was set in December 1916.
Oxfam have a week of action on climate change between 30th July - 6th August.
As part of the Behind the Brands Campaign, we have been targeting General Mills and Kellogg on their climate change policies. It looks like we will be seeing a win with General Mills but Kellogg are not addressing our concerns. So we would love our supporters contact Kellogg to tell them that they are not doing enough to tackle climate change. This is a worldwide action so we are hoping to really put the pressure on Kellogg to respond positively to the campaign and commit to reducing their carbon emissions.
Hunger for Justice weekend
Over the weekend of 18-19 October, hundreds of churches nationwide will be urging their local MPs to tackle climate change, and praying for people around the world who are affected.
If you’re involved with a church please do suggest that they get involved –it could be a special service, creating a prayer room or arrange a walk of witness –and they stress that you should invite your MP along and challenge them to act.
You can download an action guide on http://www.christianaid.org.uk/ActNow/climate-justice/hunger-for-justice.aspx . You can find lots of other good resources on their website. And you can read about how people are fasting for justice in solidarity with Yeb Saño, delegate for the
Transatlantic Trade Treaty
Take back the power – make trade work for people and planet
Transatlantic trade deals currently being negotiated, threaten to do the exact opposite. Investor dispute mechanisms will allow secret courts to overrule democratically made decisions if they are not considered in the interests of large corporations.
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) aims to liberalise the market between the
Our democracy, public services and environment are under threat. If agreed, TTIP would extend the power of big business over our society to unprecedented levels. Shamefully, the
See http://www.nottip.org.uk/ to see what happened on the national day of action on 12th July and hear more about another European day of action on 11th October.
World Food Day - 16 October
This year WDM is hoping to join in with a range of food sovereignty actions across the
Reclaim Power – dirty energy week – 10 to 17 October
Reclaim Power, a collaboration of social movements, international networks, NGOs and grassroots organisers, is working on every continent to highlight the connection between energy systems and climate change.
Time to Act on Climate Change
The Campaign Against Climate Change is looking ahead and asking us all to join them on March 7th 2015 in a mass creative action and march on the streets of
In the run-up to the 2015 election and at the international climate change summit in
¨ From exploitation to climate justice:
¨ From delay to action: 10% emissions cuts year on year, creating at least one million climate jobs.
¨ From fracking & fossil fuels to renewable energy: for all our needs.
¨ From cold homes and energy waste to insulation for all.
For the Love of…
The Climate Coalition are getting people to share ideas of things people love which may be affected by climate Change and have a new For The Love Of.. website, Check it out at: http://fortheloveof.org.uk/
For The Love Of.. Film
They have also produced a film highlighting the diverse and unexpected everyday things that are affected by climate change, and that people have already put up on the site.
We can send you the video file separately if you want to use it at any of your events, just get in touch.
See the film here: http://fortheloveof.org.uk/ or they can send the video file separately for events
Hampshire Climate Action Network
This is a new network of campaigning groups around the County. They are planning a get-together of Hampshire groups on 18th October in
Oxfam Lifting Lives
One World Week 19-26 October.
A chance to think about global issues. We’re looking into organising some events locally along the theme of Breaking Chains, Making Change.
Suggested topics include: sourcing food differently, reducing wastefulness, using money ethically to support the changes we want to see.
Get the banks out of coal
Ideal World 2030
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