Welcome to Devon & Kernow neighbourhood
We are a group of activists from Devon and Cornwall actively exploring real solutions to Climate Change, spreading this message and taking action.
We believe that the Climate Camp is vital in these times of Climate Crisis as it provides an excellent model of the kind of future we need: Sustainable, Inclusive and Grassroots, with individuals' taking personal responsibility to sort out our collective climate future. These are essential measures in any part of the world.
We are working to develop the Devon / Kernow neighbourhood and we extend a warm welcome to new hands and hearts from these areas!
Last D & K action: local BP shut down over Tar Sands!
A joint work between PRT and KAN :)
On Thursday 8 April, Plymouth Rising Tide and Kernow Anarchist Network blockaded the BP garage in Ridgeway, Plymouth, to highlight the environmental destruction caused by the Tar Sands project in Alberta, Canada. The garage was closed for more than 2 hours and two activists who were locked onto petrol pumps were arrested.
The Tar Sands are a vast reserve of oil in the Canadian wilderness. Extracting oil from it produces 3 to 5 times as much greenhouse gases as from conventional oil. The development covers an area the size of England, with toxic ponds so huge they are visible from space, leaking poisons into the local water supply. Indigenous communities, on whose land the extraction has been imposed, are seeing high rates of rare forms of cancer and respiratory disease.
Michelle Roberts from KAN said: “The Tar Sands are the most destructive project on earth, fuelling climate chaos and mass deforestation, and trampling on indigenous rights. It would be criminal of BP to go ahead with it.” And Sarah Mana, from PRT added,when she was interrogated by the press about the arrests: "We saw it as necessary to make a radical call".
Devon & Kernow workshops
Our neighbourhood has a team for presentations and workshops about Climate Justice willing to take a tour around cities and towns around Devon & Kernow! Let us know if you/your town is interested: we'll help you to open a space to discuss this issues in your area. Email us or give us a call at 07990 923234
Active friends in this neighbourhood:
-Kernow Anarchist Network: http://kernowaction.wordpress.com/
-Plymouth Rising Tide: http://risingtide.org.uk/plymouth
-Transition Town Totnes: http://totnes.transitionnetwork.org/
-Plymouth Earth cafe: http://plymouthenvironmentcentre.org.uk/events.php#earth_cafe