The Earth First! Winter Moot

A weekend get-together for people involved in ecological direct action, from fighting opencast coal, fracking, GM, nuclear power to road building. There’ll be discussions and campaign planning – with the emphasis on the tactics and strategies we use, community solidarity and sustainable activism.

We are working like busy bees to put the wintermoot together and will post more information including the programme here shortly. In the meantime there is some more information below.

This year we’ll be in Lancashire, the testing ground for fracking, which is set to be rolled out across the country. The last 18 months have seen lots of local groups springing up in resistance. The weekend is also an opportunity for people from around the country and local anti-fracking campaigners to share tips and info.

Can I come? Anyone who is interested in ecological direct action will have a valuable part to play and should come. You are welcome to come to all or part of the weekend.

Programme: Workshops and discussions from Fri 6pm until late Sun afternoon, plus evening fun. More details on our website. Please get in touch with offers of workshops, facilitation or any thoughts.

Transport: Nearest mainline station is Preston with buses running close to the venue.

What to bring: Most of the sleeping accommodation will be on the floor, so bring sleeping bag and mat. If you require a bed please get in touch at least one week in advance.

Food: Vegan meals will be provided at cost price. Please tell us if you are coming, so we can get the right amount of food.

Cost: £20-£30 from each person to cover all costs including food. (If you really can’t afford this, please come anyway and give what you can).

If you have any particular accommodation, access or dietary needs or are bringing children please tell us asap but at least one week in advance so we can plan suitable facilities.

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