Archive for September, 2010

Torchlight cycle parade 2010

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Crude Awakening Mass Action

Monday, September 13th, 2010


Saturday, 16 October 2010, Central London

Floods in Pakistan, drought in Russia, huge glaciers breaking up in Greenland…

Our climate system is rapidly sliding into crisis, as oil companies destroy people’s lives and the environment to keep sucking up their profits.

Oil saturates every aspect of our lives. Oil profits lubricate the financial markets and its sponsorship clings like a bad smell to our cultural institutions. It flows through pipelines to the pumps, airports and factories of our cities.

The failure of the UN COP15 process showed us – if there was ever any doubt – that government and industry can’t tackle climate change. It’s up to us and it’s time to up the ante.

As a movement, our actions against coal and aviation have made a real difference. Now oil’s time is up.

Together, on October 16, let’s give the oil industry a Crude Awakening.

Meet in central London. Be ready to move. Be ready to stay and stand your ground.

Be creative. Be prepared. Be there.

Find out more, get involved and sign up for text alerts at


Twitter: @crudeawake

Part of the CJA global week of action for climate justice
Supported by: Space Hijackers, Climate Camp, Plane Stupid, Rising Tide, Liberate Tate, Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination, UK Tar Sands Network

Hope to see you on the streets,
Crude Awakening

Please forward this call out far and wide, on lists, to friends, and on networking sites.

When Push Comes to Shove

Monday, September 13th, 2010


Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

Have you always wanted to be in the Torchlight? Come and cycle with us at the head of the procession. Wear red and gold or just come along anyway.

Hang lanterns off your bike.

Ride a tandem.

Bring your kids.

Anything goes!

Its all about promoting cycling and having fun. Meet at 6.45 at the Leisure Centre. Any Qs ring 01539 822165. See you on Friday!

bike deco

Windermere Big Green Event

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

SLACC are proud to be supporting TACT Windermere at their Big Green Event.

Big Green Event – Sun 19th Sept, Ladyholme Centre and Goodly Dale School Field, Windermere/Bowness, 10:30 – 4:30pm, FREE (website still under construction)

Organised by new community group Toward a Community Transition (TACT), the Big Green Event promises to live up to its name. There will be a wide of range of stalls, including home energy suppliers, eco products, bicycle powered smoothies, bicycle powered live music, bee workshops, wild food walks, natural musical instruments for kids and adults, bicycle maintenance, local food & cider, and more. There is a Damson baking competition so get baking – categories and rules on the new TACT website.  Lots of workshops, talks and other fun things to do – come along and get involved!

All at the Ladyholme centre and Goodlydale school between 10.30-4.30. All welcome.

For more details contact Morag on 07727000608 or