Search

Green campaigners get ready for London's Camp for Climate Action

PUBLISHED: 19:00 24 August 2009 | UPDATED: 14:45 05 October 2010

GREEN activists have been preparing banners at an East End community centre in advance of this week s climate camp in London. Thousands of people are expected to gather at the Camp for Climate Action which starts at a secret location on Wednesday and co

GREEN activists have been preparing banners at an East End community centre in advance of this week's climate camp in London.

Thousands of people are expected to gather at the Camp for Climate Action which starts at a secret location on Wednesday and continues until September 2.

Campaigners got creative at the RampArts Centre in Rampart Street, Whitechapel and used paints and sewing machines to help them create eye-catching banners working round the clock with people putting in the hours after their day jobs had finished.

Spokesman Merlin Hayward said: "We can no longer wait for the governments of the world to save us from the biggest threat human kind has ever faced - climate change.

"Our natural carbon sinks continue to be destroyed while more fossil fuels are lifted from the ground, destroying the chance of a hopeful future and the lungs of the world. It's time for everyday people like us to take action. If we don't, no-one else will.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the East London Advertiser. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the East London Advertiser