The countdown is on for the UK's biggest ever demonstration in support of action on climate change!


On Saturday 5th December 2009, Birmingham Friends of the Earth, along with a variety of regional groups, will travel to the capital in order to participate in The Wave, the world's biggest ever demonstration in support of action on climate change. Join us in making Birmingham's voice heard.


Organised by the Stop Climate Chaos Coalition, The Wave, simulating the dangerous effects of climate change by performing a tidal wave along the banks of the river Thames up to the Houses of Parliament, will send a stark message to our politicians ahead of the 15th Conference of Parties (COP15) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) due to take place in Copenhagen between the 8th and 17th of December. With countries such as India and China, still refusing to agree to cut CO2 emissions by 50% by 2050 despite G8 countries agreeing to cut their emissions by 80% it is imperative that they act fast to reach a fair and sufficient agreement on climate change. 

Friends of the Earth is calling for:


The Government to abandon its promotion of carbon offsetting and pledge to cut emissions by at least 40% by 2020 at home;
New and sufficient money for developing countries, distributed through the UN, so that they can develop cleanly and adapt to the effects of climate change which are already putting millions of lives at risk;
No inclusion of rainforests in carbon markets, so that rich countries can buy up large tracts of land to offset their emissions


Birmingham Friends of the Earth's is now sold out, however these coaches are still available:



Leaving Kings Heath from All Saints Church at 6.30am to arrive for the service at Westminster Central Hall – may have pick-ups from Northfield Eco-Centre and the University.

Tickets are £12 waged and £8 unwaged, children under 5 free. 

To book please contact Margaret Pollet on 444 7267 or


Leaving Birmingham at 7.30am and arriving back 8.30pm

Tickets are £10

To book go to –


Leaving Carrs Lane at 7.30 to get to Westminster Central Hall at approx 10.30. Possible pick-up at Hopwood services (M42) at approx 8am and at Warwick services (M40) at approx 8.30. Departing London at around 4.30pm.

To book tickets please contact CAFOD Birmingham – Abigail McMillan, Helen Mosely, Julia Hood or Alison Ahmed at 23 Glebe Street, Walsall, West Midlands, WS1 3NX 01922 722944


Leaving Carrs lane Church centre B4 7SX at 7.30, returning from London by 6pm.

To book tickets please call Christian Aid Birmingham office on 0121 2002283

TRAINWrexham and Shropshire train

The route is – Wrexham / ruabon / Chirk / Gobowen / Shrewsbury / Wellington / Telford / Cosford / Wolverhampton / Tambridge parkway / Banbury / London Marylebone

Tickets booked in advance are £20 return, a walk up return ticket is £40 for any of the services in standard class. If anyone has a railcard that will take a third off the full fare

BIRMINGHAM UNI COACH – Leaving from Selly Oak…details to follow at a later date


For information please go to the facebook group:

On Wednesday, 2nd December we will be travelling from Ratcliffe on Soar Power Station, Nottinghamshire to E.ON UK Headquarters, passing through Nuneaton and Coventry on route. Cyclists from the Brimingham area may join us at Nuneaton Railway Station (ca. 15 miles from E.ON) or Canley Railway Station (ca. 2.5 miles from E.ON).


STRATFORD COACH – Transition Stratford

Leaving central Stratford at 8am and returning around 7pm

Tickets cost £10, children under 5 are free

To book tickets please contact James on 01789 414 002 or


Stratford Coach leaving Snitterfield village hall at 9am

Ticket costs for residents are adult £10, low waged/concessions £5 and children Free

Ticket costs for non residents is £12

To book tickets please call 01789 731348