Other groups and active individuals are constantly emerging at and around the Sumac Centre. Their activities are reflected by the events shown on the Sumac Diary
Nottingham Animal Rights aims to coordinate the activities of the many groups and individuals working on animal rights and welfare issues in Nottingham.
The 'group' (there is no formal membership - to 'join' simply join in) meets fortnightly at the Sumac Centre to network activities and to provide a social gathering for mutual support. Local demos, fundraising and information-based activities are arranged, and trips are organised to demos and other events out of town.
We compile the national Animal Rights Calendar and a diary of local activities, whilst details of local contacts can be found from the Animal Contacts Directory, which is also complied in Nottingham by members of the group. Information on animal rights is available from the Sumac Centre Library and from Veggies Bookstall.
This successful campaign prevented the destruction of much loved and well used country park, by open cast mining by Tarmac PLC.
Critical Mass highlights the problems generated by Ka Kulture. One child in seven now suffers from asthma in this country. Exhaust fumes containing greenhouse gases, lead and nitrogen oxides (which contribute to acid rain) choke our cities. Green spaces and houses are lost as even more roads are built.
Critical Mass is ultimately just a group of cyclists riding from A to B as a sort of organised coincidence. Everyone has their own reason for being there. Some people want more bike lanes, some want a car-free city centre. Others want to confront a bankrupt system and see Critical Mass as part of the struggle.
Contact: Critical Mass, Box CTM, 245 Gladstone Street, Nottingham NG7 6HX . firstname.lastname@example.org . Ride-on.
Defy ID supports local opposition to ID cards & the ID database and other aspects of corporate state control.
Earth First! is not a cohesive group or campaign, but a convenient banner for people who share similar philosophies to work under.
The general principles behind the name are non-hierarchical organisation and the use of direct action to confront, stop and eventually reverse the forces that are responsible for the destruction of Earth and its inhabitants.
For more information, visit the global Earth First! web site: http://www.earthfirst.org
Eastside Climate Collective is not a cohesive group but network of people who take the need to tackle climate chaos into the heart of the local community, sharing the skills needed in a post-peak-oil society, and campaigning against the causes of climate change.
Contact c/o the Sumac Centre.
LETS (Local Economic Trading Scheme or System) schemes are based on the trading of services offered by its members. In return for your services you receive credits which can be 'spent' with other people on the scheme.
Veggies have been proud to have been involved with the global campaign against McDonalds since themselves resisting threatened libel action from the corporation in 1987.
Veggies and Rainbow volunteers gave practical & court-room support throughout the McLibel Trial, and continue to co-ordinate the distribution of the world's most famous leaflet, 'What's Wrong With McDonalds', through the 'Adopt-A-Store' network. See http://www.mcspotlight.org
The Mischief Makers mixed art & activism through theatre design, street theatre, costume, puppet, banner making, media work & more.
Monster Massive was a performers' collective providing kids' ceilidhs and instrument making workshops.
Veggies distributes the publications for the Movement for Compassionate Living, to promote simple living and vegan self-reliance as a remedy to the exploitation of humans, animals and the Earth.
Co-operative housing, and meeting space for campaigns on social and ecological issues.
Contact c/o 73 Beech Avenue, Nottingham, NG7 7LR
Supporting Freedom of Movement and the Right To Remain. Campaigns against detention & deportation.
Notts Indymedia is a web-based project providing an independent platform for everyone to report on anything of local interest, free from the influence of the corporate media.
No longer published, these irregular and informal local publications covered a wide range of social justice and radical campaigns, reaching parts missed by the mainstream media. Although now replaced by NottsIndymedia there is still potential and space for a printed news-sheet.
Back issues are available from NottsFin 3/98, NottsFin 1999, Neds 2/06, Neds 8/06. See also http://www.veggies.org.uk/AlternativeNews/index.html
The Squatter's Estate Agency provides advice for people who are interested in squatting.
It can offer details of empty properties, advice on the law, getting into empties and
fs details of solicitors. So come on and recycle the empties.
Set up to fill the void left by the medical profession, the government and the World Health Organisation, the Vaccination Awareness Network UK aims to provide good quality information about vaccinations.
Having been established at the Rainbow Centre, VAN now have their own premises. See http://www.vaccineriskawareness.com/
As local contacts for both the Vegan Society and the Vegetarian Society of the UK, and also for the educational / campaigning charity, Viva!, members of Veggies Catering Campaign, and others, provide speakers for talks at schools etc, run info stalls at local and national events and support days of action called from time to time.
Vegan Nottingham, lists Restaurants, cafes, shops, hotels and b&b's catering for vegans and vegetarians. See http://www.vegan-nottingham.co.uk.
Recipe & information leaflets and books are available from the Veggies Bookstall and Sumac library.
All aspects of the Nottingham veggie scene are summarised at http://www.veggies.org.uk/nvvs.
Veggies are the hosts of this site, and main sponsors of the Sumac Centre, funded by the work of their volunteer crew at many events throughout the UK.
This project is not currently active.
No longer active, NWPP promoted sustainable technology through providing information and building working models for Ecoworks.
Wild Things is a Ecological Education Collective, who aim to provide affordable ecological and social education to schools, and other young people's organisations in Nottingham. Projects include "Teddy Bears Picnics", Earth Walks and other activities for groups/classes of children.