2015 is on track to be the hottest year in recorded history. Yet momentum is growing to stop this climate change crisis. Some political and religious leaders are beginning to get the message - that people like you have been voicing for years. Though the upcoming conference on climate change in Paris (COP21) is expected to become just as big a failure as all its predecessors of the last two decades. Since the COP21 is being organized only false solutions have come out of it, CO2 emissions kept rising and the climate change crisis is still increasing.
As always when talking about climate change, politicians remain to use their populisitc talks that sound appealing and common sense. That´s how they manage to ´sell´ us their (false) solutions after every COP21. The truth about the climate change crisis is, however, often difficult to understand and takes more time to explain. Therefore we need to expand our story-telling skills. Cause if we cannot explain this story well enough, unconscious people will remain uninterested and keep following the populistic talks.
That's why we want to use the graphic of the Beehive Collective. This graphic of 6x3 meters is so extremely detailed that one can stare at it for hours, meanwhile listening to a speaker telling the true story of the climate crisis as depicted on the graphic. This is story-telling to keep people interested and to make them clear how we got into this crisis and how we can (still) solve it. There is a simple solution: leave coal in the ground!
So here's the plan:
Friday 20 November; open from 19.00
@ De Klinker, Van Broekhuizenstraat 46, Nijmegen
19.30 Power through Paris Workshop
20.45 The beehive banner presentation of 'The true costs of coal': http://beehivecollective.org/beehive_poster/the-true-cost-of-coal/ Saturday 21 November: @ Basta, Begijnenstraat 34, Nijmegen
10.00-18.30: Workshop about the Bee-hive banner, exploring ways of storytelling and how to do it yourself (sign up here or/and send mail to cre-act(at)riseup.net
19.00 Dinner at the Klinker
Sunday 22 November: @ Basta, Begijnenstraat 34, Nijmegen
10.00-13.00: International Beehive meeting; how do we move forward
Sleeping-places are available, let us know before.
Costs will be based on donation (suggestion 10-25 euro incl. food for all the weekend) Get inspired by the wonderful drawings of the beehive collective and get skilled to tell the story about coal-mining and climate-chaos