Droplet and Wagtail’s Tailings Tale
A video based on a puppet show based on the original children’s book with the same title. The show tells the story of a drop of rain water that becomes polluted by heavy metals as it falls in and underground mine.
Created with the involvement of London Mining Network
Beyond Wheal Vor
It takes effort to stand up against the experience of international mining companies. They have enormous resources and generations of expertise in persuading local residents, councillors and politicians of the value of their projects.
We are not alone - support is out there
Knowledge of other groups facing similar challenges in different parts of the world is both invigorating and supportive. There are a couple of organisations that facilitate and coordinate efforts from different groups.
Yes to Life, No to Mining (YLNM) is a global solidarity network of and for communities, organisations and networks who are standing up for their Right to Say No to mining and advancing life-sustaining, post-extractive alternatives.
London Mining Network (LMN) is an alliance of human rights, development, environmental and solidarity groups.
War on Want - War on Want is a movement of people working to end global poverty and human rights abuses
Friends of the Earth - part of an international community dedicated to protecting the natural world and the wellbeing of everyone in it.
Save our Seas - Since 2003, the Save Our Seas Foundation has been dedicated to protecting life in our oceans, especially sharks and rays
Gaia Foundation - a small, international organisation with 35 years' experience accompanying partners, communities and movements around the world to revive and protect bio-cultural diversity
Other Groups Tackling Mining
Protect Thacker Pass - An independent, grassroots collective of people resisting the Thacker Pass lithium mine in Nevada, USA.
Two groups challenging the Dalradian Gold Project in Tyrone, Northern Ireland:-
Two local environmental groups doing really useful work:-
Porthleven Environment Group - PEG was formed to encourage members of our community to become involved in projects to enhance and celebrate the town’s environment. (Also have a Facebook Page)
Helston Climate Action Group - Open to anyone in or around Helston who is concerned about climate change and wants to make a difference. We work together on projects to reduce carbon emissions, restore nature, and build community resilience. (Also have a Facebook page)
Breaking Free from Mining …An alternative vision of how we could arrive at a carbon free 2050
Protecting Your Community from the Extractive Industries - Carlos Zorilla's guide, based on years of experience dealing with the industry.