The next meeting of Waltham Forest Left Unity will be on Thursday 3 September. The main discussion will be on Climate Change and the mobilisations around this December’s Cop21 meeting in Paris, introduced by Alan Thornett.
This meeting, and all subsequent meetings, will take place in a new, and much better, venue: the Wanstead Quaker Meeting House, Bush Road, E11 3AU (see meetings for a map). Despite the name, this is actually in Leytonstone, just a couple of minutes walk from the Green Man roundabout. The W19 bus stops almost outside the door; the 145, 257 and W14 stop very close. The venue is about ten minutes walk from Leytonstone tube station.
Walthamstow Reservoirs cover an area of 200 hectares on the western edge of the borough bordering Hackney, Haringey and the river Lea. It is an internationally and nationally recognised ecological resource and wildlife habitat as well as providing drinking water for London’s residents and fishing.
Waltham Forest Council has raised £8m of funding to develop the area, owned by Thames Water, as a free, publicly accessible wetland, with amenities and facilities for school students to engage with the environment. It will become Europe’s largest urban wetland.
London Wildlife Trust has been appointed to oversee the development. This will include renovating the historic engine house, close to Ferry Road, and the Coppermill, off Coppermill Lane. Work is expected to be completed by 2017.
This project has the potential to enrich our community. But Left Unity believes that capitalism’s incessant search for profit poses a grave and imminent threat to the world’s ecosystem. Despite the efforts of the ‘climate sceptics’ to downplay this threat a large proportion of people are now questioning the logic of such a destructive system. As such any effort to preserve our environment and to build an understanding of how we interact with it is very welcome.
Our draft environmental policy details our assessment of the ecological peril and the radical proposals necessary to remedy it.
This September, as world leaders meet in New York City for a historic summit on climate change, join people in around the world to show we need action now!
This is an invitation to change everything.
On September 21st, the eve of a historic summit on climate change, people across the world will take to the streets in their hundreds and thousands to inspire the world’s most powerful leaders to take ambitious action on the climate crisis.
With our future on the line and the world watching, we have the opportunity to meet this moment with unprecedented mobilisations in cities across the globe.
From New York to London and Delhi to Australia, we’ll take to the streets to demand the world we know is within our reach: a world with an economy that works for the people and planet; a world safe from the ravages of climate change; a world with good jobs, clean air and water, and healthy communities.
There is only one ingredient required: to change everything, we need everyone. Join us.
London People’s Climate March
21st September 2014 – 1pm, Temple Place