Greenpeace to raise money for survival pod to occupy ships and oil rigs

Greenpeace to raise money for survival pod to occupy ships and oil rigs

 

Greenpeace Worthing hold an event on Saturday (May 25th) to raise money for a new survival pod – an essential piece of Greenpeace equipment for occupying ships, oil rigs, and other locations.

Pods are designed to keep a small team of activists safe, warm and dry as they take action against environmental threats.  With communications equipment, food and water inside the pod, they can stay attached for weeks at a time.

The first survival pod was built in 1997 for the 46-day occupation of Rockall as part of the No New Oil Atlantic Frontier Campaign.  Numerous occupations later, the police impounded both the current Greenpeace pods.

Greenpeace Worthing’s Laurence Tondelier said: “This year, with the Arctic at the forefront of our work, a survival pod is more important than ever.  The Arctic is facing critical threats as oil companies seek to take advantage of the melting summer ice to rush in and drill in this fragile environment.  A new pod equips us to operate safely and effectively in the harsh environment of the Arctic – and anywhere else in the world we are needed.”

Greenpeace activists across the UK are putting on events, running marathons, and dressing up as polar bears to raise money for the new survival pod.

In Worthing Greenpeace are putting on a night of live music & poetry. All musicians, electric or acoustic, poets and singers are welcome.  Ideally it is best to book a slot in advance.

Further information on slots before 8.30pm e-mail:  pamelakelly@safe-mail.net or after 8.30 pm e-mail: Marie_dance27@hotmail.com

The event is at The Castle Tavern, 1 Newlands Road  on Saturday May 25th from 6pm till 11pm.  Entry is free but donations are welcome.

For further information http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/groups/worthing/event/music-evening-fundraiser-castle-tavern