Holyrood 350 — H35O

4 Action Points For Holyrood To Avert Climate Chaos

Thanks for joining in the Global 350 Day of Action! We made it as good as the Climate Active Party!

October 24th — We Made Ourselves heard!

Great pho­tos here!

As John Riley writes: the great suc­cess of this event “was very much down to the hard work of Kei­th Bak­er & Cindy Cour­tilli­er. Despite the driz­zly rain it was real­ly uplift­ing day”. Led by John and the Sam­ba Band from Big­gar and else­where, about 150 of us marched down the Roy­al Mile from the City Cham­bers to the Scot­tish Par­lia­ment at Holy­rood, where Kei­th organ­ised us all into a human-made 350 sign, gave a great talk (despite the wind and rain) about why we are doing this — and much press cov­er­age was made. See, for exam­ple, the BBC report here, and the STV report here.

It was a great event — well done Kei­th, Cindy and John for organ­is­ing, and well done every­one else who came and played their part in get­ting this mes­sage out there! It’s a great idea for future occa­sions to make sure events are as brief, fun, uplift­ing, and wel­com­ing for fam­i­lies as this one was! This event tied in with over 4,500 actions around the globe on the same day, includ­ing a par­al­lel drum­ming event in Barcelona.

Report on Sept 10th Climate Active Party in Parliament!

Peo­ple from com­mu­ni­ties active­ly seek­ing to reduce their car­bon emis­sions gath­ered in Par­lia­ment on Sep­tem­ber 10th — and it was Full house at the cli­mate active par­ty! Have a look at the blog sec­tion of this site to read a few per­son­al reflec­tions on the day…

Thank you to all who came, sor­ry to all those we had no room to acco­mo­date, and thanks to each MSP, Min­is­ter, and those from oth­er back­grounds who came too — it was bril­liant. More on the event (includ­ing post­ings of the pre­sen­ta­tions) — and more on the course of action we will be tak­ing that flows from this event — will be post­ed here very soon. Mean­while, have a look at the blog sec­tion to read a few per­son­al reflec­tions on the day…

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  • 1 Vital Spark // Oct 24, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    For those of us liv­ing out­side of Edin­burgh, out­with an area hold­ing such an event and with dogs etc to be tend­ed, a lat­er march would have ensured a greater turn out. I would dear­ly have loved to take part but, as a non dri­ver (which way I intend stay­ing) with a dis­abilty and old beast­ies in my care, I could not pos­si­bly get through to Edin­burgh for mid­day.

    Weath­er would not have deterred me nor any of my friends, who would have hap­pi­ly joined in but for work from which they can­not be freed until, at least, mid­day.

    A rea­son­ably ear­ly (need to be dark though) evening march with torch­es would have been ide­al for we in Fife.

    Unfor­tu­nate­ly, because my pc rebelled to strik­ing point with need for it to be rebuilt, I didn’t learn of this event until too late to request such a plan. How­ev­er, maybe these points could be tak­en into con­sid­er­a­tion when the next event is organ­ised.

    With warm regards and a big thank you for doing your bit for us all.


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