|CALL FOR ACTION|
|HEATHROW 3rd RUNWAY re-consultation on the National Policy Statement (NPS)|
West London FoE have issued a summary of arguments to use when responding to the consultation.
air pollution, noise, surface access, climate change,
demand, economic impact & scope of the NPS
|Don't risk water pollution from oil drilling on Leith Hill|
You can read more and sign the petition here:
Tuesday 30 January to 5 February 2018 -
RECYCLING EVENT IN WEST EALING
Do you have broken electrical equipment? Then bring it to West Ealing Library
For details see:
Wednesday 31 January 2018 - Public meeting on Air Pollution
7.15 - 9.15pm
1st floor Conference Room
Dominion Centre & Library
112 The Green
Speakers will be
Elected members & officers of Ealing Council have been invited.
Transport: Bus: 105, 120, 195, 482, E5, H32;
Train: Southall mainline station
For further information, contact
Jules Tennick, 07905 582158 or email@example.com /
Nic Ferriday, 07873 388453 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 3 March 2018 - Animal Charities Fair
We will have a stall there
|New film: WTF? Where's The Fish?|
Marinet are pleased to announce the premiere release of a film about life in the Ocean in 2050.
The YouTube link is https://youtu.be/8Wuf_TWixjU
You can also see the full film on Marinet’s website www.marinet.org.uk
FOE Nature Network
The Climate Majority
Less than 40% of people have a strong view on climate change,
either being very concerned or in denial.
About 60% accept climate change is real but don’t think we should prioritise action.
This and much more is contained in a new book by Leo Barasi called ‘The Climate Majority’.
To get a copy of the short slide pack, contact email@example.com. Or, of course, read the book!
ISBN-13: 978-1-78026-407-3 e-book: 978-1-78026-408-0
|Why are the crucial questions about Hurricane Harvey not being asked?|
George Monbiot Guardian 29 Aug 17
Though the links are clear and obvious, most reports on Hurricane Harvey
have made no mention of the human contribution to it.
Car use is in decline
Campaign for better transport 27 July 17
Latest figures show that car use in the UK is in decline.
It's time for a roads rethink: less
traffic, cleaner air and a safer, greener environment.
as they plan the next
Road Investment Strategy.
21 March 17 - Environment Agency has responded to our concerns ...
... about fracking company Cuadrilla’s water monitoring in Lancashire. Read their response
20 March to 20 April 17- Results from our air diffusion tubes
Our results required calibration and adjustment alongside government figures.
This was called a bias adjustment.
FoE have spoken to experts in monitoring and
have adjusted our results for accuracy
using a bias correction factor for the type of diffusion tube we used.
This involved multiplying our results by 0.92.
Global Divestment Mobilisation
Greening Front Gardens
The Climate crisis is already here - but we are the only ones who will tell you
by George Monbiot 3 Aug 2016
But you can still hear people repeating the old claim, first proposed by fossil fuel lobbyists,
that global warming stopped in 1998.
The history of Air Pollution
Air pollution contributed to 6.5 million premature deaths worldwide in 2015 – similar to deaths from smoking.
Burning of carbon based fuels is one of the main sources of air pollution, especially when the fuels are impure and/or are burnt in a poorly controlled manner. So for example, smoke from domestic fires kills nearly two million people each year and sickens millions more, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).
The BEE Cause
Bees and other pollinating insects are vital to:
· our food supply – they pollinate most of our fruit and vegetables
· our economy - without bees, the costs for farmers would rise, leading to higher food prices
· our quality of life – our gardens, parks and countryside
And bees need us. British bee numbers have fallen dramatically in recent years, and the way we farm our food and plan our towns and cities is making the problem worse.
Back in 2001 we were protesting about Climate Change
Bike Hire - Creative Concern
'Creative Concern' are working on behalf of Brompton Dock in Ealing to promote a cycle hire scheme.
They say it's really affordable, easy and fun to use.
They can offer EFoE members a special promotional code
You can find out more at: www.bromptondock.co.uk
Urban Gardens - RHS
Society has a campaign on the importance of urban gardens based on
quite extensive research .The key findings were: urban garden plants and
trees help to cool the air in towns and cities, helping to combat
dangerous temperatures caused by heat waves; trees and hedges can bring
energy costs down in winter by providing insulation; garden plants and
trees intercept intense rain and slow runoff, while garden soil absorbs
rainwater, reducing the risk of flooding; urban gardens support a range
of wildlife and help to maintain biodiversity; gardening has a
beneficial effect on mental and physical health. There are some
potentially negative aspects of urban gardening, in particular the need
for water, and the indirect contribution to carbon emissions through the
consumption of manufactured and transported horticultural goods and the
use of power tools.
The RHS has produced a useful 4 page leaflet which can be downloaded here:
and you can find
much other valuable information on sustainable gardening on their
website, including a number of leaflets on conservation and
Another interesting publication is
cover nearly a quarter of Greater London, and as already outlined, they
are valuable in many ways. But they are under threat. This project
establishes the current garden resource in
It highlights the significant changes
that have taken place in recent years: garden greenspace has been lost
at the rate of two and a half Hyde Parks per year and hard surfacing
increased by over 25% in the 100-month study period.
A summary of the report can be
downloaded from the London Wildlife Trust’s website www.wildlondon.org.uk
How you can take on the Climate Change Deniers
2000s were warmer than the 1990s showing that the decadal mean is
(Temperature data source NASA GISS).
For further claims & responses see www.campaigncc.org/sceptics