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People & Planet's Achievements in 2006

By: Staff
2006 Carnival of Climate Chaos 21

 

2006 Carnival of Climate Chaos 21
Carnival of Climate Chaos
Image © Charlie Harvey
posing for a photo at the end of the summer gathering 2006
P&P Summer Gathering
Image © John Kentish
Photo of LSE P&Per in pill costume handing collecting signatures for Treat AIDS Now action-cards
Anti-retroviral Viread aka Rowan from LSE P&P gets lecture attendees to sign Treat AIDS Now action cards
  • The 2,000 people on our Carnival of Climate Chaos joined 25,000 others in Trafalgar Square to call for immediate action on climate change.

  • We relaunched our Treat AIDS Now campaign at Shared Planet. The campaign demands that the UK government take the action needed to keep its promise of universal access to AIDS treatment by 2010.

  • P&P groups lobbied dozens of MPs to demand a Climate Bill, which the Government then introduced in the Queen’s Speech.

  • We started the P&P FAN Club. By giving at least £2 a month, FAN Club members help P&P to campaign effectively and independently on world poverty, human rights and the environment.

  • At Shared Planet, we launched our new climate campaign, Ditch Dirty Development. It demands an end to the scandal of spending development aid to support the climate changing oil industry.

  • 37 P&P sixth form groups got Fairtrade products stocked in their schools. With P&P’s help, the number of schools and universities achieving Fairtrade status rose to over 40 by the end of 2006.

  • We redesigned peopleandplanet.org to make it easier to navigate, more dynamic and interactive, and simpler to use.

  • P&P groups including Cardiff, UCLan, Belper School, and Swansea ran our Go Green campaign, to reduce the environmental impact of their schools and universities.

  • Hannah Smith, a sixth form P&Per, met Tony Blair and handed in the 1,537 I Count pledge cards collected by the P&P network.

  • On World AIDS Day, P&P groups across the country ran campaign events, calling for political action to Treat AIDS Now. They collected thousands of petitions, and lobbied their local MPs, asking them to support our campaign.

  • Oxford University P&P launched a student-run web forum, and produced a pamphlet promoting democracy and radical discussion in P&P.

  • King Edward VI school P&P group, led by pupil Ben West, organised a whole week of activities on poverty, human rights and the environment at their school.

  • Our student network set the agenda for The Forum for the first time. P&Pers made thirteen proposals and our Management Committee decided the final agenda. Students attending the Forum decided the direction of People & Planet

  • We launched our sixth form climate change workshop.