5th Ecumenical Pilgrimage for Climate Justice.
A ten week walk through Germany, The Netherlands, and Great Britain to demand strong and immediate climate action from the nations of the world.
This is part two of four:
- Poland: Zielona Góra to Forst (Lausitz) (border PL/D).
- Germany: Forst (Lausitz) to Glanerbücke (border D/NL).
- The Netherlands: Glanerbrug to Ijmuiden.
- Great Britain: Newcastle-upon-Tyne to Glasgow.
The 5th Ecumenical Pilgrimage for Climate Jusitice is going to start in Forst (Lausitz) on the Polish border. There, some Polish pilgrims are going to join us, symbolically handing us back our demands and messages we were carrying 2018 to Katowice and to the COP 24.
We will walk through Germany, The Netherlands, and finally England and Scotland to Glasgow, were the COP 26 will take place. Our goal is to talk to people, scientists, polititians, and organisations about climate change and actions necessary in order to limit earth heating to 1,5°C.
Furthermore, we are seeking media attention to spread our demands and messages as broad as possible. The more people we are, the more attention we'll receive.
Therefore we are inviting everyone to participate, for some hours, for a day or even longer.
People planning to participate for more than just a day have to register on our website www.klimapilgern.de.
Please keep in mind, as climate pilgrims we are used to a frugal life. Most of the time our accomodation will be parish halls and gynasiums.
Every day a person is named to be the guide of the day. Instructions by the guide have to be followed without discussion. Contact as well as route information can be retrieved from the members of the Grassroot Pilgrims. During the pilgrimage, as every year, a tight schedule must be met. Therefore, it is not always possible to have a break on the fly.
- Any participant is joining the Climate Pilgrimage at own risk.
- Any participant must be trained to walk 25 km a day with 5 km/h (3.1 mi/h) and a rucksack on the back.
- Any participant has to collect the daily accomodation info self-reliantly.
- New pilgrims arriving will be introduced to the group.
- We are looking after each other. Let everyone know about your plans on participation.
To carry our banners and flags is an honour!
The flag carried at the end of our cavalcade is signaling it's end. No one should fall behind.
AnfahrtStart of the pilgrimage as well as the daily stops are going to be published on our website. You can notify the group about your arrival by phone or email.
Kartenempfehlungen des Autors
Kartentipps für die Region
- The personal belongings must be stored in an applicable rucksack and carried by each person itself.
- Besides cothes for summer as well as late fall, anyone must have
* dinnerware, lunch box,
* min. 1L water,
* sleeping pad and bag,
* pair of extra shoes.
- Make sure, your bag is not too heavy (max 12 kg).
- Make sure you can make notes about important information, i.e. address changes, stops for lunch, etc.