Sunday, May 17, 2009

Join the Mili-Band

News from Canterbury Greenpeace

On 4 July, thousands of people from the UK will come together to form a human band, surrounding Kingsnorth power station in Kent, in opposition to building a new coal-fired power plant. This event is called the ‘Mili-Band'.

We’ve made huge progress on the coal campaign in the last few weeks with Climate and Energy Minister Ed Miliband finally ruling out any new coal fired power stations that don’t capture a proportion of their carbon. However, with this new proposal he’s not gone nearly far enough. The next few months will be crucial in persuading Ed to go all the way.

People gathering on 4 July are from a diverse range of communities and organisations, including Oxfam (who are co-ordinating the event), Christian Aid, People and Planet, The Women’s Institute, the World Development Movement, National Union of Students, Woodcraft Folk, RSPB and Greenpeace. This will be a low-arrest risk event!

We can pick up a free shuttle bus to the site from outside Rochester train station in Kent between 9.30 and 11am but we must arrive at Kingsnorth by 11.30am so we would want to arrive at Rochester at about 10.30, as it is a bit of a walk to the power station from Kingsnorth village.

These events are a lot of fun, bring a picnic.

New Urbanism

The Age of Stupid

Deal With It are proud to bring you a screening of The Age of Stupid on Friday 22nd May at the Pines Calyx, St Margaret's Bay, (near Deal) CT15 6DZ.

The film stars Pete Postlethwaite as a man living alone in the devastated world of 2055, looking back at archive footage from 2007 and asking: why didn't we stop climate change when we had the chance? Take a look at the trailer:

The Age of Stupid: final trailer Feb 2009 from Age of Stupid on Vimeo.

The £450,000 budget for the film was raised by 'crowd-funding' - selling shares to individuals and groups - and is therefore completely independent.

The venue, Pines Calyx, is home to one of the UK's most sustainable conference buildings. Tickets are a very modest £3.00 and doors and bar open at 6pm. Bring a picnic to enjoy in the beautiful 6 acre gardens that surround the venue. The film starts at 7pm and will be followed by a question and answer session by guest speakers and a live webcast featuring the director of the film, Franny Armstrong, Nicholas Stern and George Monbiot.
See for more info.