CALLS FOR ACTION

 

 HELP TO SAVE the LOSS OF 28 TREES AND AN HISTORIC HOUSE

23Aug2020

A very rare 1912 Arts & Crafts house and all the greenery it occupies is at risk due to a planning application.  

 

Please object at https://pam.ealing.gov.uk/online-applications/

reference 201141FUL

 

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If your food waste cannot be collected by your council

 

 Just to let you know this group are trialling a subscription service:

 https://www.heyrobin.co/ 

 

If you do decide to try them we would like to have your feedback please. 
 

 

Creative ideas to reduce plastic waste

 

Fielding Primary School in West Ealing have introduced several initiatives to cut plastic waste at their fairs, which should inspire others organising similar events.

 

·        Refreshment stalls charged a pound deposit on reusable cups.

·        Pupils could buy branded water bottles and get access to unlimited tap water and squash.

·        Craft stalls upcycled fabric offcuts and made t-shirts into bags and hairbands.

·        A recycling reward stall encouraged children to bring rubbish and receive school house points, stickers and penny sweets. This also helped to educate them on what can be recycled as they didn’t get rewarded for non-recyclable rubbish.

·        For future events, the school’s looking to reduce waste further by bulk buying eg kegs of beer, cider and soft drinks served from large bottles.

 

Well done Fielding! For more on this go to:

 

http://www.fieldingprimary.com/news/detail/ptfa-summer-fair-goes-green/

 

Plastic micro-fibres

6Jul2018

Micro fibres released from washing machines harm the environment

 

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The solution (the action you can take)

is to purchase online the Guppyfriend Washing Bag

 

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Micro-fibres: animal impacts

Lab studies have found that microplastics can harm small aquatic organisms that eat them — including plankton,

a hugely important food source for aquatic organisms. These harms include decreased ability to feed and reproduce.

 

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Zero Waste Shopping - how to do it

Mar2018

Zero-waste shopping can mean a number of things: buying articles designed to last. eg,

  • good-quality T-shirts that last for years rather than cheap ones that lose their shape after a couple of washes;

  • buying secondhand from charity shops, Ebay, etc,

  • obtaining goods from Freecycle, Freegle, etc;

  • repairing or repurposing items.

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Check Local Pollution Levels

 

See how polluted your area is right now with this Live Air Quality Data:

https://www.londonair.org.uk/london/asp/nowcast.asp  

 

This map shows a pollution "nowcast", which is a service to show current pollution levels in detail across London in comparison with the Government's Air Pollution Index.

 

It is created by combining readings taken within the last hour and air pollution modelling in London.

 

 As you zoom into the map you will see which areas are currently experiencing higher pollution levels than others, usually those areas close to busy roads.

 

Also the BBC provide a “How polluted is your street” website where

you can enter a postcode:

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-42566393

 

 

Petition to improve the air quality in Southall

 

Please sign this petition to improve the air quality in Southall:
 

https://www.change.org/p/hillingdon-council-hillingdon-council-force-fm-conway-plant-in-hayes-to-improve-odour-control-measures?recruiter=508058618&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=share_petition
 

 

 

Petition to Ealing Council to divest from fossil Fuel

 

Please see https://campaigns.gofossilfree .org/petitions/ealing-fossil- fuel-divestment-campaign-1 

 

Microbeads

 

To dispose of items containing microbeads:

 

https://livegreen.recyclebank.com/because-you-asked-how-should-i-dispose-of-cleansers-with-microbeads-in-them