Rising Tide is a grassroots international network of groups and individuals who take direct action to confront the root causes of climate change and to promote local, community-based solutions to the climate crisis.
The Extreme Energy Gathering will bring together diverse campaigns and communities that are resisting extreme energy extraction methods for a weekend of networking, strategising and sharing of skills and knowledge.
South West Extreme Energy Gathering, 30th March 2013, 10 – 4pm
A gathering is taking place at Hamilton House, Stokes Croft in Bristol to bring together people interested in or active around resisting extreme energy developments in the South West.
The day will be an opportunity to:
*Find out about different campaigns in the South West *Understand the concept of Extreme Energy & connect local campaigns to the bigger picture *Build relationships & solidarity between groups *Share strategies and skills
The event takes place a month before the national Extreme Energy Gathering that is taking place in Manchester 26-28th April.
On Sat 9th February, suspicious people in hi-viz vests, representatives of some big corporation, were spotted in Keynsham by members of Frome Anti Fracking, Transition Keynsham and Bristol Rising Tide. They started to set up a drilling rig, right in the centre of town. "Shale Gas at any cost" seemed to be their motto.
Sat 16 Feb, 1.30 - 5pm: Community Action Training Kebele, 14 Robertson Road, Bristol, BS5 6JY.
Civil disobedience has been an important part of resisting extreme energy developments around the world. Learn a variety of techniques for blockades and lock-ons, and how to work together to stay safe on an action. Please email email@example.com if you are going so that we have an idea of numbers.
Saturday 1st of December and all over the country ordinary people joined together to show their resistance to the threat of extreme energy.
Frack Free Somerset and Bristol Rising Tide hit the streets of Bath, dressed once more as ‘Frack the World Inc.’. 20 people met at Kingsmead Square, built a mini-fracking rig and performed street theatre, made some noise and talked to people to raise awareness of the this mad dash for gas.
A public meeting with a panel of stakeholders to answer your questions.
Tuesday 25th September 2012, 7 – 9pm, Wells Town Hall
Are you concerned about how hydraulic fracturing could affect Somerset? This is an opportunity to ask questions & listen to speakers both for and against fracking and its potential affects on communities and ecosystems across Somerset.