Wednesday, 25 June 2008


This summer the Camp for Climate Action will be located in Kent near Kingsnorth coal-fired power station, where 10 million tonnes of carbon dioxide are pumped into the atmosphere every year. On Saturday August 9th, the camp will culminate in a spectacular mass action.

Why Kingsnorth? While the power station is scheduled for demolition, its owners E.ON are planning to build a brand new coal-fired plant in the same place - a ludicrous response to the climate crisis threatening hundreds of millions of lives around the world. The Camp for Climate Action has other ideas. Beginning on August 9th, we intend to shut down Kingsnorth - permanently!

Those at the camp will be joined by thousands more from across the UK to converge on the power station via land, sea and air. We are organising ourselves into four different groups, each using different tactics.

There's something for everyone (including a group accessible to parents and children). The 'Great Rebel Raft Regatta' (GRRR) will be launching an armada of rafts of every shape and size. From pirate ships to Viking boats, a multitude of different themed rafts are being constructed out of recycled materials and every bit of scrap imaginable (materials will be available at the camp for you to build your own rebel raft - for more info see Once on the river, rafts will swarm towards Kingsnorth like a giant shoal of disobedient fish, all with a single aim - shut down the climate criminal. Safety is obviously of paramount importance and full safety briefings and equipment will be provided.

If you're a landlubber, not to worry, you can join the 'Orange Pod', who will be putting on their dancing shoes and heading straight for the main entrance in a colourful, musical spectacle. And if you're more of a fan of wild undergrowth than endless economic growth then the 'Green Guerrillas' will be approaching through the surrounding fields and woods, looking for weak points in the perimeter fence - up, under or through.. As for the aerial approach - these plans are strictly under wraps, find out more at the camp!

If you can't make it to the camp, join us just for the day. Trains run from central London to a pick up point near Kingsnorth every few minutes and take less than an hour. If you have more time, come to the camp the night before, or for the full week (August 4th - 10th) where you can take part in over a hundred workshops and experience sustainable living in action, like 1,500 people did last year.

Times, transportation information and more details about the groups and

their meeting points will be available at

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Be there on August 9th. Shutting down this power station promises to be a defining moment in the global struggle against climate change!
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