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Abingdon Carbon Cutters is a Community Action Group formed to help reduce the carbon footprint of Abingdon in response to climate change, and to promote a sustainable and resilient lifestyle for our town as fossil fuel stocks decline. We meet on the third Wednesday of each month at St Ethelwold's House, which is here.

At some meetings, we have guest speakers to present various topics, and at others we discuss our own personal actions to address climate change. The group has a focus on encouragement, both of one another, and of the town community.

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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Put People First

March for Jobs, Justice and Climate

The world is in financial meltdown. It’s time to tell world leaders that they cannot continue with business as usual, but must take action for jobs, justice and the climate. Join with thousands of people who will march through London as part of a global campaign to challenge the G20 leaders.

Saturday, 28th March
Assemble Victoria Embankment, 11am (Temple tube)
March to Hyde Park
Rally in Hyde Park with speakers and entertainment from 2pm

Also taking place: church service in Methodist Central Hall (11am) and after party (evening)

Confirmed speakers and entertainment include: actor and broadcaster Tony Robinson, singer/songwriter Luke Pritchard from The Kooks , Mauritanian musician Daby Toure, comedian and activist Mark Thomas , Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP) Co-chair Kumi Naidoo , global justice author Susan George , International Trade Union Confederation President Sharan Burrow , and environmentalist Tony Juniper .

We will challenge the G20 to make the right choices for a fairer and more sustainable world
· Decent jobs and public services for all
· End global poverty and inequality
· Build a green economy

Find out more (including transport from outside London) and sign the petition to the G20 at www.putpeoplefirst.org.uk

The Put People First platform is made up of over 100 members, including development and environmental NGOs, trade unions, faith groups, UK anti-poverty groups, and student organisations.

Oxford & District Trades Union Council (O&D TUC) is mobilising for the G20 "Jobs, Justice and Climate" march and we are making contact with faith groups/organisations/campaigns to build the biggest turnout possible for the national march.
The coach leaves St. Giles, Central Oxford at 9 am on 28th March. We are encouraging organisations to block book seats so we have a clearer picturein advance how many coaches we will need. Seats can be booked online in as many numbers as needed at http://web.bethere.co.uk/PutpeopleFirst/ or care of 01865 770022. Prices are £10 waged/£8 unwaged.

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