come and join the “COAL & BOAT “ demonstration in POTSDAM at AUGUST
On that day, from 1 pm to 4.30 pm, we will paddle on the water; cycle
and walk on the land for the quick fossil-fuel phase-out in
The lignite mining in the region of Lausitz contaminates the river
Spree with iron sludge and sulphate, still threats villages with
demolition (currently Proschim and Mühlrose) and heats up the climate
with its huge CO₂ emissions.
The power plant Jänschwalde in Brandenburg alone emits more than 23
million tons of CO₂ annually, being the forth largest climate
Thus, we demand: END COAL– SAVE WATER, VILLAGES AND CLIMATE!
The demonstrations, each on water and on land, will start at 1 pm at
the Neustädter Havelbucht. The exact meeting point for the
demonstration on water is located south from Café Seerose (Breite Str.
24) directly at the riverside, and for the demonstration on land at
Pumpenhaus/"Moschee" (Breite Str. 28). We'll be starting off with a
special protest event there.
The closing rally will take place in the “Alte Fahrt” (arm of the river
Havel near Potsdam Hbf) by 3.30 pm. You can join the rally on water or
at the shore.
Please write as soon as possible to email@example.com if you
want to participate with your own boat or if you need a seat in a boat
(raft, kayak, SUP)!
We will organise a common journey by bike from Berlin in form of a
Further information you will find here: www.kohleausstieg-berlin.de,
#coalandboat, facebook: “coal & boat”.
The supporting organisations include: Kohleausstieg Berlin, Fridays for
future Potsdam, BUND Berlin and Brandenburg, BUNDjugend Berlin and
Brandenburg, BürgerBegehren Klimaschutz, Greenpeace Regio Ost, Grüne
Liga, Naturfreunde Berlin and Brandenburg, Robin Wood, attac Berlin,
Fossil Free Berlin, PowerShift and Seebrücke Potsdam.
In the last three years, the “Coal & Boat” was visiting coal-fired
power plants in Berlin. This year, it takes place in Potsdam. In the
run-up to the state elections we are taking a political stance for the
quick exit from coal in Brandenburg by 2030.
Here you find some pictures and a video from the „Coal & Boat“ 2018 in
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