Give Coal the Boot – Greenpeace style


This time we’ve visited a meeting by our local Greenpeace branch as part of Transition Town Westcliff networking efforts. I wanted to learn what their current work is about, hear what they think of Transition Town Westcliff and gather more ideas and contacts for our work.
Greenpeace stands for positive change through action. We defend the natural world and promote peace
Their current campaign is called and is about to stop building new coal fire plants and instead to focus the money and effort on decentralised energy, renewables and efficiency. The campaigns name is “Give Coal the Boot’ and at the time of writing this had over 10.000 people signed up in support.


I’ve shortly introduced Transiton Westcliff and what we are working on. I’ve showed around pictures of working examples of promising sustainable practices in Westcliff like the allotments, freecycle websites, Milton Fruit and Veg Food Coop, Growing Together community gardens, Design Fireplaces etc. and talked how we want to support these and help start off new ones.

The local group is out in High Street soon to talk about the issue of coal power stations and they also offer a free one day training to supporters about how to talk with the public about issues of climate change and their campaign so get in touch with them to learn new skills and support their work.

I’m looking forward to cooperating with the local Greenpeace group on the issues of climate change and peak oil in our area. Now if you want to experience the creative and funny ways Greenpeace is raising awareness of their campaign watch the video.

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