Cycle Ende Gelände 2017
Europe may be standing up to Trump on the Paris agreement - but true climate action means keeping fossil fuels in the ground. Germany, for example, is the world’s largest producer of lignite, the most polluting form of coal, with vast opencast mines in the Rhineland. Last year at the Ende Gelände action, 4000 people occupied the coal diggers in Lausitz (Lusatia) and blocked the coal mining infrastructure for over 48 hours.
Ende Gelände roughly translates as 'here and no further', 'the end'. In August 2017 people from all across Europe will gather again at the mines to say that coal is a red line for the climate and must be phased out. Our friends at Time to Cycle will be travelling there by bike, leaving London on the morning of August 17th and arriving at the camp on 22 or 23 August, raising awareness of the issues along the way, sharing food and adventures together, and meeting many wonderful people along the way. The group will be biking with the Dutch riders through Holland and maybe even meeting up with the ride from Vienna and Germany.
If you would like to join or get involved in organising, please get in touch via the Time to Cycle email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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