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Reclaim the Power and get the frack out of here: 14-20 Aug

Posted: June 17th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Action, Energy, Events | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

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Dates for your diary: get involved to stop fracking in the UK

19 – 20 July, Nottingham: Build the site! Making radical spaces happen from the ground up is a big job, but it needn’t be a mystery. So we are dedicating part of this gathering to site training! There will be something for everyone, with all levels of knowledge and mobility.

More details at nodashforgas.org.uk, @nodashforgas and on Facebook

14-20 August, Location TBA: Action camp

Take on the frackers! The action camp will be at a fracking site and to keep the industry in suspense, the exact location and travel information will be revealed near the time. 😉 Hunt the Facebook event page for clues as they are revealed…

*Support the community fightback
*Get skilled up and take direct action
*Build the world you want to see

August 14th-20th

What? – This year the target is fracking – a form of ‘extreme energy’ that threatens our human rights to a safe climate, clean water and a healthy local environment. – New fracking sites are being opened across the country every month. Up to 60% of England is under threat – Reclaim the Power will support a community on the frontline fighting fracking and join the dots between climate, social and economic justice – Alternatives exist here and now – we could create a million climate jobs, reduce energy demand and convert to community and publicly owned renewables

Why? – We need to reclaim OUR power. The government wants to drill under our homes, keep us hooked on fossil fuels and keep our energy in private, profiteering hands. – Meanwhile, climate change is getting worse, fuel poverty is killing people and economic and social crises are hitting us harder every day – We can stop this. We can stop fracking and build a democratic and clean energy system that works for us. The UK has a long history of civil disobedience, from the suffragettes to the disability rights movements.

How? – We’ll share skills, meet friends, participate in workshops and take mass civil disobedience.

Get involved and get inspired – let’s take on the frackers and win!

Nodashforgas.org.uk  @nodashforgas Action camp on Facebook

We CAN stop fracking in the UK!


Media training

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Media | Tags: , , | No Comments »

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We recently had some media training and wanted to share some of the resources we used. Speaking out, sometimes through the press, can’t be left to a professional elite. People need to hear the truth of your story and experiences.

There’s a really well written 10-step guide to a hard-hitting action media team.

And also suggestions for Grow Heathrow’s key messages and statistics: pdf file to view and odt file to edit. These are not official or agreed by the group, but hopefully a useful tool to consider in the workshop.


Bike Mechanics Wanted for Weekly Workshop

Posted: August 15th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Cool Projects, Education, Events | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

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Grow Heathrow is looking for bike mechanics to help run our weekly bike workshop. It’s just a few hours in the afternoon. We can move the day of the workshop to a day that suits you best. Please contact us or drop by if you or anyone you know is interested.

Also any donations of allen bolts would be wonderful, as we’re quite low 🙂


New weekly potluck

Posted: July 26th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Events, Residents | Tags: , , | No Comments »

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Everyone is welcome to our weekly Sunday potluck, beginning July 28th. Come ’round at 6:30pm, after our all-age Growing Club from 2 till 6.