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Cruciform Building (Theatre 1)

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Gower Street

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WC1E 6BT

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If you want to better our city and fight climate breakdown but have never been sure how, this is for you.

On Saturday 28 April, hear from some of the most exciting social and environmental justice campaigns in London. Meet others who care, learn campaigning skills, and get involved!

What are you angry about? Is it that half of Bangladesh went underwater in August? Or that thousands of people were displaced by one of the worst storm season ever?

Maybe it’s because you know London has a lot to answer for. Seat of a colonial empire that got rich burning fossil fuels; sharing only the waste products with the world and leaving the places most affected by climate instability the least equipped to deal with the fallout.

While frontline communities are rising up, London is continuing to provide social and political cover for the most toxic industry on the planet. We need to change that.

Fortunately, there are good people doing some great things. And they need you.

Whether it’s calling for a clean, publicly-owned energy company for London, or fighting the injustice of cold homes and rip-off energy prices, pushing for divestment from fossil fuels, or building the homegrown, community-based energy solutions of the future - people all over London are getting it done. It’s time to join them.

Whether you’re totally new to campaigning, or you’ve already been challenging the corporate might of the fossil fuel industry - this is for everyone.

Get psyched for workshops like:

  • Fossil Fuel Divestment 101
  • Lobbying Decision Makers
  • Energy Democracy in London
  • Decolonising Environmentalism
  • London's Cladding Crisis
  • Creative Actions

We’ll be hearing from existing campaigns (Divest Parliament, Divest London, Borough divestment campaigns, Fuel Poverty Action, Decolonising Environmentalism, Switched on London, Art not Oil) about what they’re up to. Find out how to get involved and get skilled up on campaign tactics (more workshop info below).

Come along and find out how you can get involved - no contribution is too small.

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Fossil Fuel Divestment 101 (Divest London)

If it’s wrong to wreck the planet, it’s wrong to profit from that wreckage. Come and meet some key campaigners in London to find out more about one of the most exciting environmental movements of the last few years - what it’s all about, and how you can get involved.

Lobbying decision makers (Divest Parliament)

In this workshop we will cover effective ways to communicate and build relationships with people in power such as MPs and local Councillors to improve campaign successes, and win the hearts and minds of decision makers.

Energy Democracy in London (Switched on London)

What kind of energy system would a fair, green London have? Where would our fuel come from and who would own it? Help create a vision for London’s energy and plot how to make it a reality!

Decolonising Environmentalism (Decolonising Environmentalism)

An introductory session exploring the colonial and imperial origins of our energy system, and how we can challenge the legacies of these unequal power relations within and beyond our movements.

London's Cladding Crisis (Fuel Poverty Action)

A year on from the Grenfell tragedy, this workshop tells the story of the cladding crisis, and how social justice work in the UK supports the global fight against climate change and the local fight for climate justice.

Creative Actions (BP or not BP?)

Time to spice up your actions and get those creative juices flowing? Join infamous actor-vists sharing their experiences, and some top-tips to make your next action eye-catching.

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UCL

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WC1E 6BT

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