Following up from my last post The Future~ Standing as One with Nature today a success story from Germany over stopping some open cast mining for fossil fuels.. All be it will be temporary.
While I admire Germany for a program for phasing out its nuclear plants after the Fukushima nuclear disaster by 2022. Germany has a good record for renewable energy and is investing more in solar and wind . But during this transition they are continuing cutting great swathes of land in open mining for fossil fuels using Brown Coal the dirtiest form of fossil fuel,.. More can be found here about how Brown coal wins a reprieve in Germany’s transition to a green future
In the mean time well done to this group of people who led the way in showing some People Power in Action saying enough is enough..
In my Email box this morning came this Newsletter
Today over 1,500 people woke up with reflections of a momentous and emotional weekend. On Saturday over a thousand people — with the support of hundreds more — entered the Garweiler open-pit coal mine in Germany and stopped the work of the world’s biggest diggers in their tracks.
It wasn’t an easy task, but we can be proud of the courage of activists, organisers and support structures that made this happen. The swell of solidarity that came in from around the world showed us that we are not in this fight alone and meant a lot to the people who participated.
Over the coming weeks there will be more reflections, photos and stories coming in, and we hope we can count on you to share the story so the world knows what our movement is building.
We said “Ende Gelände – Here and No Further!” and we succeeded.
Thanks so much for your support – it means a lot to many people,
Emma on behalf 350.org
I hope you will feel free to share.
Love and Blessings