The infrastructure of the camp was planned beforehand by the infrastructure working group of the preparation team. Tents were ordered, seating accommodation was ordered, material transport was organized, compost toilets and showers were built and repaired, a plan for the water supply was worked out, waste disposal was organized and much more was done. A great network between other climate camps and friendly groups has been created by now, so that we can use a lot of material together.
Infrastructure at the camp
Since the Climate Camp understands itself as a self-organised camp and we try to avoid hierarchies of knowledge, the infrastructure is also conceived in such a way that people can get involved, take on tasks and participate from the very beginning. (see also: Camp life)
With the start of the setup of the camp, many more people are needed to take on responsibility and tasks so that everything runs smoothly and we can all enjoy the camp. The aim is to ensure that the necessary care work, for example cleaning toilets and disposing of rubbish, is shared by as many people as possible. Further tasks are, for example, taking care of the water supply, organizing electricity supply, taking over shuttle trips, event technology and so on and so forth… If you want to know more about this, simply go to the info tent and register for a shift, come to the respective meeting of the camp group or speak to the people with buttons.
The electricity used at the camp is generated by solar cells and can be stored in limited amounts in batteries. Depending on the intensity of the sun’s rays, there may be bottlenecks in the power supply and not all equipment can be fully operated. In such situations, the electricity crew decides to switch off individual supplies. Please help to use the electricity based on availability: charge your mobile phone when the sun is shining and don’t be surprised if the mobile phone charging station is temporarily out of order, especially at night.
At the camp there will be only compost toilets or dry separation toilets. We have chosen this system because it avoids the consumption of 3-6 liters of water (flush toilet) or chemicals (Dixi) per toilet. Liquid and solid components are collected separately in the dry separation toilets that we use. This allows solid components to be composted well. In order for the toilets to function smoothly, it is essential to follow the instructions for use!
Water and hygiene
The water supply at the camp is a challenge – thus please consider how often you need to shower and of course don’t let the water at the washbasins run unnecessarily long. When showering and washing please make sure that your soaps, toothpastes, shower gels etc. are made of biodegradable materials. For hygiene reasons, we have set up extra places to tap drinking water. Please use these instead of the washbasins.
Washing and disinfecting your hands is an act of solidarity. Since we use things together with many people on the camp, a certain basic hygiene is necessary. Please follow the instructions for hand washing and proper disinfection, especially if you work in the kitchen or toilets!
Internet at the camp
There will probably be free internet for everyone at the camp.