West Coast Convergence for Climate Justice and Action
Brought to you by: the West Coast Mobilization for Climate Justice
September 18-21, 2009
Join activists, community members and educators for this free 3-day intensive convergence in Richmond, CA. Led by MCJ-West and as part of a national series, the West Coast Convergence will inform and train participants in climate change and climate justice, activism and community-based solutions to the climate crisis.
Visit the West Coast Convergence website at climateconvergence.org/west.
About Climate Convergences
The West Coast Convergence for Climate Justice and Action (from September 18-21, 2009) is part of an annual series of climate convergences & climate camps all over the world.
Climate camps started in August 2006, when 600 people gathered at the UK’s biggest single source of carbon dioxide, Drax coal-fired power station in West Yorkshire for ten days of learning and sustainable living, which culminated in a day of mass action against the power station. Their aim was to kick-start a social movement to tackle climate change.
Climate camps are the place for anyone who wants to take action on climate change; for anyone who’s fed up with empty government rhetoric and corporate spin; for anyone who’s worried that the small steps they’re taking aren’t enough to match the scale of the problem; and for anyone who’s worried about our future and wants to do something about it. Every camp weaves four key themes: education, direct action, sustainable living, and building a movement to effectively tackle climate change both resisting climate crimes and developing sustainable solutions. Because the future is not what it used to be.
This year there will be camps in England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Australia, France, Belgium, Denmark, Switzerland, Finland, India, Ukraine, and the United States.