Minutes: 8 Nov 2005
There will be a stall for the Aberdeen Campaign Against Climate Change this Saturday, 12 - 2pm. We will meet at the Third World Centre at 11.50 am and the stall will be in Belmont Street.
So far, there are only two of us, and having one or more people would really help with the leafletting! Please email me if you can help for even part of the time, or just turn up.
Next Wednesday or Thursday, we will need volunteers who can help at a stall for an hour or two between 10am and 4pm. Please contact me if you can help!
Also, under minutes, please note that we need all the help with putting up posters we can get!
Minutes of our meeting on 8th November:
1. Feedback from the national Campaign:
The Demo in Edinburgh is being widely advertised by local groups, and Stop Climate Chaos have asked all their member organisations to contact their members and encourage them to go.
There is now an e-group for the Scottish groups, which you can join if you wish. The website address is http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CCC-Scotland/ .
2. Public meeting
The speakers confirmed for the public meeting on 23rd November are Nick Gotts from the Aberdeen Greenpeace group, Gavin Smith from the Scottish Campaign Against Climate Change (main organiser of the Edinburgh demo), and Duncan Hart, Oil in the City. A speaker about Oil and War is yet to be confirmed.
We have been unable to get a speaker from any of the development NGOs, despite contacting all relevant organisations. Penny Howard will speak about climate change and Southern Africa (I will send her relevant studies and background information, which Calvin will also publish on his web-blog).
Penny will ask Emma whether she might like to chair the meeting.
Power point projector and screen to be arranged.
3. Posters and publicity:
It is important that we put up as many posters for the public meeting and the demo as possible. I attach the poster for the public meeting. The poster for the demo can be downloaded from
A flier can be downloaded from http://climatechangecampaign.blogspot.com .
PLEASE PRINT OUT POSTERS AND PUT THEM UP WHEREVER YOU CAN. IF YOU CAN PUT UP A POSTER AT WORK OR LOCALLY, BUT CANNOT PRINT IT OUT OR COPY IT, PLEASE EMAIL ME AND I WILL SEND YOU SOME!
I will put up posters around Belmont Street and Union Street and in the libraries.
Calvin will speak to a freelance journalist. Penny will contact the local media this week and ask for the public meeting to be included in the local events diaries. Full press release to go out on 21st November.
Calvin and I can do the stall this Saturday, 12-2 pm, Belmont Street. More volunteers welcome.
At the Abergreen event next week, we can have a stall any time Wednesday or Thursday, 10am to 4pm. Caitlin and I can do a couple of hours, but more volunteers are needed.
5. Film Night:
I have a short FoE video called Pumping Poverty and we can get a short Rising Tide video. Film night to be organised at the university on 30th November, and to be advertised at the public meeting.
6. Transport to the Demo:
We discussed hiring a bus or a minibus. If the Dundee group wish to share a coach and have sufficient interest, then we will book one. Calvin kindly offered to pay upfront, on the understanding that between both groups we will fill the seats or, failing this, will do a fundraising event after the demo to raise the difference.
No information about out application to UNISON as yet.
8. Next meeting:
Monday, 21st November, 7.30 pm, New Kings Building