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Climate Action protesters

On 24 Apr 2011 at 4:56pm Jason wrote:
The grounds of a disused school inLewes have been occupied by a group of climate activists.
On 24 Apr 2011 at 6:21pm Billy Big Bob wrote:
That would be St Annes then, smoke 'um out boys.
On 25 Apr 2011 at 11:43am Williamdyer wrote:
To what end?
On 25 Apr 2011 at 12:16pm jrsussex wrote:
Recently spotted people wearing T-shirts with various save the planet slogans on them. They were all, amongst other purchases, buying bottled water in plastic containers. A fine when to trumpet their cause.
I, as a relatively green person, am constantly amazed at the 1000's of bottles of water in the large store. What is it that people believe they will catch from drinking tap water? Billions of plastic bottles throughout the world having to be disposed of each year for no good reason.
On 26 Apr 2011 at 9:43am Ed Can Do wrote:
What's worse is that those same bottles very nearly always have "Do not reuse" written on the label.

I think the crusties in St Annes are there to point out what a waste it is for the building to have been sat empty for two years. Either that or they're just enjoying the bank holiday weather in the shade of County Hall.
On 26 Apr 2011 at 9:56am williamdyer wrote:
Re: recycling water bottles
The guidance on not reusing plastic water bottles comes from the notion that DEHA leaches from the plastic and could, possibly, increase cancer risk. I understand that studies have shown that this is not the case (ref below)
While I'm at it, can I remind everyone that the popular notion that we are chronically dehydrated and that we require 1.5 litres of water per day is based on a misinterpretation of some pretty old science. Most of our daily water requirement comes from food. Tap water is safe. As is tea and coffee.

Check it out here »
On 26 Apr 2011 at 9:57am Teachers Pet wrote:
Norman Baker said on TV the other night that they were doing no harm by squatting there; does that mean that they are Government approved tactics they are employing?
Still it's harmless I suppose so long as the taxpayers don't mind picking up the bill for their rubbish and demo's.
On 26 Apr 2011 at 11:13am Mystic Mog wrote:
Ban bottled water in countries where the tap water is safe or tax it to the hilt and used that money to help countries where the water is not safe to make it safe. Discuss.
On 26 Apr 2011 at 12:25pm williamdyer wrote:
@Mog - I disagree, but appropriate taxation or refundable deposit on container not a bad idea. I believe some bottled water firms donate portion of profit to such charities already.
On 26 Apr 2011 at 3:52pm sashimi wrote:
The Climate Change Campers appear to have stumbled on an ESCC plan to demolish St Annes School as they entered the site. I undertsand they were challenged by security guards who said: "Oh, are you the people who are doing a sit-in to stop the demolition?". Well, they weren't - but they are now. There's a meeting on the site tonight at 7pm for all in the community who are concerned about the appropriate development of the site. The Campers were planning to be there for a week and now they are thinking they stay a bit longer.
On 26 Apr 2011 at 5:24pm MC wrote:
On 26 Apr 2011 at 5:29pm sfb wrote:
I noticed there were a bunch on crusties begging in Cliffe Precinct at lunchtime enjoying the "worrying" warm weather. I guess they were from the climate camp.
On 26 Apr 2011 at 5:33pm sfb wrote:
I see from their website that as well as green/eco rubbish, they're resisting the "cuts" - surely they ought to be in favour of less spending?? (and consuming)
On 26 Apr 2011 at 10:13pm The Elephant in the room wrote:
Bloody crusties. Should have a wash and get a proper job!
On 26 Apr 2011 at 10:17pm Get orff my arse wrote:
no i won't
On 27 Apr 2011 at 10:19am 'ere be monsters wrote:
It is quite interesting the amount of protesting and moaning about the price of petrol when bottled water is even more expensive in places.
On 27 Apr 2011 at 6:41pm historyman wrote:
in inadvertently the climate people might actually help towards saving the old school building which the council appear to have wanted to hurry the demolition through.
I have just been to the site and it is clean and well managed by these people, as for the old building its worth saving, that's not even mentioning the beautiful piece of land that it is situated on.
On 27 Apr 2011 at 7:25pm Deelite wrote:
That would be a great result, worthy of the camp, even if nothing else came of their efforts.
On 28 Apr 2011 at 3:55pm Bonfire boi wrote:
Maybe people should head down St Annes and check out wot thows "crusties" are doing before parsing comment.
It strikes me arfter visiting the site that climate camp have breethed new life into the disused site at st annes.
On 28 Apr 2011 at 9:34pm leweslife wrote:
i agree with bonfire boy you cant judge these people for wanting to live in an alternative way you should all take the time to go to climate camp and find out what it is about for your self i have been down afew times and found everyone there to be lovly and welcoming people who are happy to anser questions on why they are doing it., i attended the meeting the had with the community and every one from the surrounding area seemed happy with what they were doing and most of them were infusiastic to help out as climate camp is offering the space to grow vegitables to anyone who lives in the area and wants to get involved. dont be so judgemental and say there crusty hippies unless you have been down and met these nice people
On 2 May 2011 at 6:16pm chris wrote:
hi just to say good luck to all the peaple on this site and i hope you can reclame this great building and grounds. as once i was a pupil many years ago at this school were i had many great times.
On 10 May 2011 at 10:47pm historyman wrote:
chris, they are not trying to `reclaim`the building /site they are there to protest about the climate and our effect on it.
The saving of the building and the grounds is a separate issue, although them being there has highlighted the plight of the old school and what appears to be the underhand way in which the council are / were going to deal with it.

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