18th October 2006
People from West Wales who care about climate change are being urged to turn out, be counted and demand politicians take action. Thousands of people from across the UK are expected to converge on London’s Trafalgar Square on Saturday November 4th as part of the ‘I Count’ campaign organised by Stop Climate Chaos, a growing coalition of many of the UK’s leading environment, development and women’s organisations and faith based groups, including Oxfam, National Federation of Women’s Institutes, RSPB and WWF.
Local activist and businessman Daniel Blackburn says:
“Climate change is affecting us all, now. Whether you care about the environment, global poverty, wildlife or just you and your family, climate change is fast becoming the greatest challenge we face, affecting everything we do. It’s crucial as many people as possible make their voice heard, before the Queen’s speech, and on the eve of critical climate change talks in Nairobi. We need to send a message to the Prime Minister and other world leaders that they must take action NOW.”
Daniel has organised a 49 seater coach booked to go to London on November 4th, picking up in Cardigan, Crymych, Penblewyn, Carmarthen and Crosshands.
To minimise the environmental impact and keep the trip low-carbon, Midway Motors of Crymych are testing bio-diesel, supplied by Ceredigion based Community Biofuels, in some of their buses, with a view to partially fuelling their deluxe coach to London.
The cost is no more than £17.
To book your seat contact:
Veg Oil Motoring,
Tel: 01239 698237,
Video of the Trip
The coach left Cardigan at 5.45am and arrived on the Thames Embankment at 12.30 after picking up at various locations in west Wales and the customary motorway service station stop.
Jeremy Clulow writes: “This is the first time I have ever used a video camera. I have removed the footage of my feet, the inside of the lens cap other exciting outakes. I’ve also left the sound unedited. In retrospect I should have taken twice as much footage. That’s for next time….. The video was edited in Adobe Premiere and converted to a .wmv file for web browser streaming.” Total size 30Mb.