2017 saw another Climate Camp! From the 18th till 29th of August we had networking, education, arts and actions… and trying out tomorrow’s society right now – social, ecological and based on grassroots democracy. At the camp the Degrowth Summer School took place for the third time, where the concept of degrowth was put into action: By learning practical skills and analyzing political and economic developments. During the action days in the Rhineland there were different demonstrations and actions to suit everyone’s taste.
What are the action days in the Rhineland?
What’s the Climate Camp?
Climate Camps are the heart of the climate movement. Just like at other Climate Camps, in the Rhineland we…
- …live alternatives together: anti-authoritarian self-organisation, our own energy supply, compost toilets, music and much more!
- …create networks. At the camp it’s not only people who meet, but also movements.
- …educate ourselves. There are courses, workshops, open space, panel discussions, spaces and events for children and teenagers, and a cultural programme. We deal with a diverse range of topics, from theoretical analysis of climate change to practical stuff like building a windmill.
- …develop actions. There have always been actions protesting against coal over the last few years at the Climate Camp. In 2015 Ende Gelände took place here, 2016 the action lab was our guest and in 2017 there were many different actions as part of the Action Days in the Rhineland.
What’s the Degrowth Summer School?
This is the third time the Degrowth Summer School took place at the Climate Camp. With its four day-courses, the Summer School covered a wide range of topics: from practical skills to activist strategies and scientific debates. The 2017 main topics were “Degrowth perspectives on the future of the Rhenish lignite region”, “Psychology of change” and “Skills for System Change”. Get more info at the Summer School’s website.
Why in the Rhineland?
Dear all, if you lost something on the Climate Camp, here’s how to get it back (or say farewell): All things we classed as “valuable” have been saved. Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re missing something that we might have stuck in that category. We didn’t consider towels or dirty underwear or anything like that as […]
It was a pleasure to built up the camp, to learn and to block coal infrastructure with all of you! Our fabulous kitchen crew is still missing some money to cover all costs. You forgot to donate? No, problem, you can transfer your donation to this banking account: Gaarkeuken Den Troag IBAN: NL52RABO0187631360 BIC: […]
At the climate camp, Carlos Mairoce offered a workshop on coal mining and resistance against it in Mozambique. You can watch the whole workshop here: