Monday, November 09, 2015

Scotland's Climate March

Hello everyone, apologies for the relative radio silence on the blog recently, but have been busy helping out with Scotland's Climate March. If you don't know what it is yet from previous blog posts all you need to know is that you're not going to want to miss it especially after you find out who'll be there! The rally after the march will be compered by Hardeep Singh Kohli and live music from Colonel Mustard and the Dijon 5.

This is what Colonel Mustard had to say about playing at the march:
"Colonel Mustard & The Dijon 5 and the Yellow Movement are honoured to play our part at Scotland's Climate March in one of our favourite city's; Edinburgh. Or Gladinburgh (as we now call Glasgow and Edinburgh combined). We expect the day to be family friendly, positive in it's outlook, educational and we are delighted to provide the entertainment with a twist of social and environmental commentary.
Human-made climate change is something that is undeniably impacting everyone on the planet in some way. Air pollution is a very real problem here in the UK. People die from it. In Indonesia right now, uncontrollable forest and peat fires are raging out of control and exacerbating the problem, just so the West can consume palm oil and timber. Animals, forests and human beings are dying. The lamestream media are mostly ignoring something that might not pay their wages but which is catastrophic for Earth!

Even if you don't care about trees, leopards or other peoples kids, climate change will impact you and your children. We have more of a vested interest than corporations putting profit before people. 
The Dijon 5 and Yellow Movement stand for creating positive change. Despite the global corporate elites robotic suicidal tendencies to keep destroying the planet, we know our informed brothers and sisters understand that by making positive changes; like joining/helping environmental NGOs, signing/sharing petitions, lobbying politicians and boycotting corporations who are the worst climate change abusers, means we can hit them in the only place they notice; their balance sheets. You usually see a change in policy when profits plummet and negative PR becomes too much for them to bear. 
We don't inherit the Earth from our parents, we borrow it from our children. Be the change you want to see in the world. 
Fighting the "good" fight is our promise to our children. Let's make our voices heard before the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris in December! See you in Edinburgh on Saturday 28th November. Your Colonel needs you! 
You ARE the 6th Dijon! We love you. Thank you for being a friend.

Peace, love and Mustard.
Colonel John Thomas McMustard"

Monday, October 19, 2015

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Scotland's Climate March

2015 is a crucial year in the fight against climate change. This December world leaders will meet at a UN summit in Paris (COP21) to conclude negotiations for a new global deal to tackle climate change.

Stop Climate Chaos Scotland (SCCS), a coalition of environment, faith and international development organisations, trade and student unions and community groups, is making sure that political leaders know there is strong public support for ambitious and binding commitments in Paris and are organising a march in Edinburgh on Saturday 28th November 2015 starting 12 noon at The Meadows (near Middle Meadow Walk). 

Scotland’s Climate March: Show Your Colours of Climate, Justice and Jobs will be part of a global weekend of action and will ask people across Scotland to stand up for people, biodiversity and environments affected by rising global temperatures and demand that world leaders agree an ambitious deal. We’re hoping to have 5,000 people on the streets of Edinburgh showing their support and commitment.  

Last week, we launched the march and got good media coverage. As you can see, I was only too happy to get out my brightest clothes for the cause. 

We got great coverage in the press - this one is the Herald

How you can help?

If you go to any march about climate change this is the one to be at!  Please please please try and make it to this march and bring a friend, family member, potential date, friendly dog, love of your life, long lost friend or mortal enemy, but please come and share it and tell people about it! Wear your brightest colours as Scotland marches on this weekend of global action! 

SCCS are looking for stewards to help with the march. Stewards are essential to any march, keeping people safe. Volunteer stewards are also preferred over private-company stewards as they provide a friendly and happier atmosphere to the proceedings. Therefore if you would be happy and willing to help steward at the march, please get in touch with SCCS

Keep Scotland Beautiful is undertaking a consultation exercise to find out what the people of Scotland think about climate change and discussions taking place at COP21. The results from this consultation will be collated and submitted to the Scottish Government to inform the delegation of ministers and civil servants attending the negotiations. If you want to add your voice, please do so at the link. 

People in LONDON and PARIS - check out what's happening in your cities too and join in! 

Remember to use the hashtag: #scotclimatemarch 

Thanks for all your help and see you there! 

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Re-posting: Our Forth

Our Forth from Waltzer Films on Vimeo.

For more information, please visit Our Forth website

Click here to sign the petition.  

Upcoming related events

Scotland is Against Fracking protest
Saturday 26th September, 1pm-5pm at the Scottish Parliament
Facebook event link here.
This is a peaceful static protest against all forms of Unconventional Gas Extraction, organised by the group Scotland Against Fracking.
Speakers: Alison Johnstone MSP, Tommy Sheppard MP, John Finnie MSP and many more.

Hands over Our Forth
Sunday 11th October, 2pm on the Forth Road Bridge
Facebook event link here.
People from all over Scotland and beyond are invited to join this family-friendly event to call for Underground Coal Gasification (UCG) to be included in the Scottish Government's temporary ban on fracking. The aim of the event is to create a line of people joining hands across the Forth Road Bridge, from the North Queensferry side in Fife to the South Queensferry side and needs about 2,000 people for this to work! Can you be a part of it?

Friday, September 04, 2015

Re-posting: Cycle Edinburgh to Paris

Lobby the UN Climate Change Conference, COP21

A group of cyclists from Scotland are riding to Paris to lobby world leaders finalising 
the UN Global Agreement on Climate Change

Provisional departure November 28 2015   
Mass gathering in Paris 12 December 2015

Are you interested in being involved?
A.      Joining us for whole or part of the ride
B.      Organising one or more aspects of the ride
C.      Just being kept in the loop for the moment

Contact   mobile 07972896839

To far to go? Why not look at the London to Paris cycle ride?