CALLS FOR ACTION

 

Petition against Pesticides

The natural world is still in serious trouble because of pesticides.

Bees, birds, butterflies and other wildlife are in decline.
Recently Friends of the Earth supporters helped secure a landmark ban on bee-harming neonics.

Now we have a chance to tackle the other pesticides that threaten nature and turn up in our food because the government is writing its new policy on farming.

 Please sign the petition to make sure there's a clear plan to reduce pesticides and make the countryside a safer place for wildlife.

SIGN THE PETITION

 

Plastic straws - email cinemas

Big cinema chains, including Cineworld, Odeon and Vue,

throw away tonnes of plastic straws.

They’re among the biggest causes of plastic pollution in the UK,

clogging up landfill and choking our oceans.

 

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Plastic

What you can do to cut down on plastic usage

 

Zero Waste Shopping - how to do it

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, or

obtaining goods from Freecycle, Freegle, etc; and repairing or repurposing items.

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Heathrow

 Take advice first on how to respond OR do not respond to Heathrow’s consultation

March 2018

For almost 50 years, the aviation industry and its lobbyists have argued for

a new runway in the Southeast.

Since then, successive governments have oscillated between wanting to press ahead with expansion

 and putting it into the ‘too difficult’ box because of social and environmental impacts.

But following the reports of the Airports Commission,

the government decided it wanted a new runway at Heathrow.

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Petition against oil drilling on Leith Hill

 You can read more and sign the petition here:

https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/protect-leith-hill-in-surrey-from-the-risk-of-water-contamination-from-planned-oil-drilling-1?bucket=email-blast-13_12_2017_leith_enviseg
 

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 Ealing Council to divest from fossil Fuel

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

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
 

Packaging

 

Actions you can take: FOE has provided this link for people with a Twitter account :Ask your supermarket to take action on packaging waste

 

Microbeads

 

To dispose of items containing microbeads:

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