Katoomba Area Climate Action Now supports the use of non-violent direct action as a tactic in the struggle to address the climate crisis.
To this end, we also support Climate Camp – currently the only mass direct action camp on climate change in Australia – and our members attended both Climate Camp 2009 (Helensburgh, NSW) and Climate Camp 2010 (Hunter Valley, NSW).
Climate Camps are held each year around the globe to raise awareness about climate change issues, explore sustainable living practices, build a strong people’s movement and take non-violent direct action to confront the root causes of climate change.
Climate Camp 2009 focused on the expansion of longwall mining at the Metropolitan Colliery and its impacts on Sydney’s water supply catchments. Find out more about the impact of mining on rivers here.
Climate Camp 2010 focused on the approved concept plans for a new 2,000 megawatt coal power station at the site of Australia’s equal biggest single source of pollution – Bayswater Power Station near Muswellbrook in the Upper Hunter Valley, NSW. Read more here.