Southeast Covergence for Climate Action

NIRS is proud to invite you to participate in the
August 8 – 14 Southeast Convergence for Climate Action
www.climateconvergence.org (select Southeast)
Secluded site near Asheville, NC

Social Justice * Energy Justice * Climate Justice * Non-violence * Democracy skills
Week-long intergenerational training retreat (“Action Camp”) — learn about false solutions to climate change (“clean coal” and nuclear) — build real-world skills for real climate solutions; organizing; action.

Registration required – come for all or part. Low cost ($50 -- $100, sliding scale)...scholarships available. Meals and tent camping included in registration OR stay in area motels; limited Asheville home-stays possible. To register please visit: http://www.climateconvergence.org/southeast/index.php

intensive workshops on anti-oppression, basics and advanced issues in energy, environment, climate, local/global sustainability, democracy skills
all issue sessions will include strategic thinking and planning, spanning local to global
community time, shared chores, yoga, evening campfire, music

Panels/Workshops include:
Confronting False Solutions to Climate Change including “clean coal” and nuclear power
Anti-oppression leadership training
Strategic Campaign building
Grandparents of our movement telling stories of past victories
Nukes 101, Fossil Fuels 101, Organizing 101
Global Nuclear Energy Partnership and its Global Mobile Chernobyl
Countering mountain top removal and challenging expanding coal energy plans
Principles of non-violent activism
Climbing and other action skills
Making big puppets
Homegrown sustainability – wind, solar, energy efficiency, permaculture, small hydro, small biofuels
…and more!

Cosponsors include:
Southern Energy Network www.climateaction.net/
Nuclear Information and Resource Service www.nirs.org
Mountain Justice Summer
Energy Justice Summer http://energyjustice.net/ejs/
Asheville Rising Tide
Rising Tide North America http://risingtidenorthamerica.org/wordpress/category/front-page/
Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League www.bredl.org
Nuclear Watch South www.nonukesyall.org
The Canary Coalition www.canarycoalition.org

Please register – come for all or part -- http://www.climateconvergence.org/southeast/index.php
More information: Mary Olson NIRS Southeast Office 828-675-1792 – or nirs@main.nc.us

Through July 31, 2007, all web donors to NIRS will receive a free Ani DiFranco CD (Live at Carnegie Hall). Donate now and get some great music while supporting NIRS efforts to prevent new atomic reactors and build a sustainable energy future.

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