2016 will see another Climate Camp in the Rhineland! From the 19th till 29th of August there will be networking, education and actions… and trying out tomorrow’s society today – social, ecological and based on grassroots democracy.
At the camp the Degrowth Summer School will take place once again from 19th till 23rd of August, where the concept of degrowth is put into action: By learning practical skills and analyzing political and economic developments.
The mass action of civil disobedience “Ende Gelände, during which 1000 people shut down the huge lignite mine of Garzweiler last year, is taking place from the 13th to the 16th of May in the Lusatia region in the east of Germany this year. But that doesn’t mean that there is no action in the Rhineland. There will be an action laboratory from 24th till 29th of August, which is going to take place at this years Climate Camp in the Rhineland and is supposed to offer a platform for individual and collective learning of new forms of both resistance and organising.
During the action days last weekend up to 1600 people populated the campsite. Far more than 50 workshops took place, in which people built wind turbines, discussed capitalism or planned the next set of creative actions in Paris. Our infrastructure was pushed to its limits, but we mastered all challenges together. We’ve had guests from all over the world, from Canada, the US and Ecuador to Jordania and India. About 50 nationalities were represented at the camp and could report on their own local climate actions. The climate camp 2015 has been a strong sign of the global climate movement being in the offensive against fossil fuels. The deconstruction of the camp is nearly finished, and all of us will need to relax a little after giving our everything over the last weeks.
There is no final projection of the finances yet, but the kitchens’ last calculation showed that they lack a couple thousand euros. If you want to support us, this is the account to donate to:
Account holder: Nandu Trägerverein e.V.
Bank: GLS Gemeinschaftsbank eG
Reference: Klimacamp im Rheinland
Note: If you would like to receive a donation receipt, please first send an e-mail with your name and address to firstname.lastname@example.org for the receipt to be send.
After summer recess, we hope to see all of you at the action conference in Leipzig from the 7th to 8th of November. There we’ll plan how to continue both next year and in Paris in December.
We thank everyone who participated or supported us in all of this.
One week before the camp starts, we finally managed to get the programm in english online as well – sorry for beeing so late!
There will be some workshops in english anyways; for the others there will be interpretation provided.
Just one week before the camp starts, we got an offer for an even nicer camping spot, to which we couldn’t say “no”. The new spot is closer to the mine; its more visible but still save … and its still good to reach via public transport and bikes.
We will hurry up to get all the new details on our Location page so that you will find your way!
Spread the word and see you next week on the climate camp and degrowth summer school!
All information concerning your way to the camp, you can find here.
Please note: There will not too much space for parking your car. So if its possible for you, better come by bike! This is more practical anyways – you can scout and get to know the region better by bike!
Only 2 1/2 weeks coming and than the camp starts! And our web page as well is getting more content.
So if you want to participate on the camp (what we hope!), it might be really useful to have a look on the following new points on the camp concept/live:
First of all: all texts that aren’t provided in German, English and French yet will soon be translated and put online!
We want to dismantle as many language barriers as possible. Translation technology and voluntary helpers enable everyone to speak and listen to the language they want to.
You want to know more or support us? Click HERE!