• Save Our Tree
    The tree is part of Goat Street and the only street tree we have. It is important for the environment, for the quality of air we breath, for the nesting birds and great source of pollen for the bees in spring.
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    Created by Rosina Coe
  • Clean up Newcastle's West End!
    For years, we've had a major problem with litter and fly-tipping in the West End. Despite the Council introducing communal bins to some areas, there has been inadequate action to tackle all of the issues. The shopping areas along West Road and Westgate Hill, Adelaide Terrace, Elswick Road, Slatyford Lane and Two Ball Lonnen and the back lanes in the terraces of Arthur's Hill, Benwell, Elswick and Wingrove are particularly badly affected. Children have to walk though rubbish on their way to school and when playing out. Local businesses are affected as the litter problems reflect poorly on the West End. Local residents are fed up with so much rubbish in their gardens, streets and parks. Litter looks unsightly, pollutes our environment, harms our wildlife and attracts vermin - the West End deserves better!
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    Created by Taymar Pitman Picture
  • Control your Trolleys Asda St Austell
    It is everybodies responsibility to look after the environment, regardless of whether you are an individual or a large national company. Asda have a responsibility to respect the area in which they operate, and not become an environmental burden. It is not the customers that are at fault for taking them, that is the effect...the root cause is the lack of controls on Asda assets. Currently there are around 15-20 trolleys in plain view and in known hotspots within 1/2 mile of the store with a number more far-afield across town. They are also on a children’s playground piled up which is not only an eyesore but unsafe. Despite MP involvement, CEO of Asda involvement there seems to be an unwillingness to act responsibly.
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    Created by Paul Roberts
  • Recycle Food Waste in Plymouth
    "As the population continues to increase and more pressure is placed on global food production, we have not just a moral obligation but an absolute need to address the issue of food waste" - Global initiative 'Vision 2020' First and foremost, let's look at the consequences of food waste going to landfill. According to food sharing service "Olio", in the UK the average family throws away 22% of their weekly shop, which is worth £730 per year. It takes a land mass larger than China to grow the food each year that is ultimately never eaten – land that has been deforested, species that have been driven to extinction, indigenous populations that have been moved, soil that has been degraded – all to produce food that we then just throw away. In addition, food that is never eaten accounts for 25% of all fresh water consumption globally. Not only are all of the resources that went into creating the uneaten food wasted (land, water, labour, energy, manufacturing, packaging, etc), but when food waste goes to landfill, which is where the vast majority of it ends up, it decomposes without access to oxygen and creates methane, which is 23x more deadly than carbon dioxide. Finally, and most frankly, Plymouth lags the rest of South Devon. It is truly embarrassing that a city as significant in size and population as Plymouth, can appear so apathetic towards the planet's environmental issues. Just look at Teignbridge, collecting food waste from cities, towns and villages. It might seem to some that it is too late or too early to make a change, but it is not too late to at least try.
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    Created by Daniel Tout
  • Pesticide-Free Currie, Juniper Green & Baberton
    The City of Edinburgh Council use Glyphosate for weed control on our streets, pavements, parks, playgrounds, around schools, cemeteries and green spaces. Glyphosate is under worldwide investigation for its multiple harmful effects on human and animal health including Cancer. It is linked to many health concerns such as asthma, immune issues, Parkinsons, respiratory problems, burning sensations - inflammation, diarrhoea, skin issues, allergies and intolerances. Children are more at risk than adults due to their age and also their behaviour, for example, investigating nature, crawling and playing on grass. Dogs and cats are particularly vulnerable too due to their close proximity to the ground. There are also numerous environmental concerns - pollution of the air we breathe, degradation of the soil and contamination of our delicate waterways. Pesticides have also been shown to have a damaging effect on wildlife, birds and bee populations and other pollinators which are currently in steep decline and need all the help they can get. In 2015, the World Health Organisation said Glyphosate was a probable carcinogen. Billions of dollars have now been set aside for hundreds of thousands of litigation cases arising from claimants against this chemical. ‘Round Up', of which the main ingredient is Glyphosate, has recently been pulled from the shelves of B & Q and Dobbies. Many countries have banned this chemical and communities are asking for no further Glyphosate to be applied where they live, work and play and for safe alternatives to be used instead. Towns and cities across the world have made the decision to go pesticide-free, using methods such as hot-foam, flame weeding, scraping, acetic acid solution and accepting a higher level of weediness and wildflowers. The London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham have been using the Foamstream system from ‘Weedingtech' since 2016! Foamstream uses a blend of plant oils and hot water to kill weeds, is safe to use around humans and animals and is non-harmful to the environment. Dalkeith previously had a moratorium against Glyphosate being used in their community after councillors raised concerns about bee deaths and dog illness. In 2019/2020 Balerno residents raised community concerns about exposure to this chemical and launched a community petition, proposing to The City of Edinburgh Council a trial of Foamstream supported by a community volunteer weeding group. Edinburgh Council are now discussing a trial of Foamstream for 2021 and have agreed that no further Glyphosate is to be applied in Balerno for 2020, protecting the health of the community. We ask now for The City of Edinburgh Council to apply the precautionary principle to Currie, Juniper Green and Barberton and protect the health of these communities. We therefore call on The City of Edinburgh Council to put an end to all pesticide use for weed removal in all of Currie, Juniper Green and Barberton and use safe alternatives instead, protecting health and the health of our environment for now and for future generations. Please also sign the petition to stop pesticide use across the whole of Edinburgh: https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/pesticide-free-edinburgh https://www.pan-uk.org/campaign-success-for-pesticide-free-balerno/ https://www.weedingtech.com/case_studies/glastonbury-town-council/ https://www.hortweek.com/dobbies-garden-centres-drop-glyphosate/retail/article/1663176 https://www.hortweek.com/b-q-drops-glyphosate-based-weedkiller-roundup/retail/article/1683580 https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/theedinburghreporter.co.uk/2020/08/pesticides-a-no-no-in-balerno-and-elsewhere/%3famp
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    Created by Pesticide-Free Edinburgh
  • Say no to tree demolition for a mobile phone mast.
    This is a very fertile green area in the city and very pleasant for families.This must be stopped. the willow trees must not be felled.
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    Created by Diana Taylor Picture
  • Wildflowers on St Leonards Road, Surbiton
    The north side of St Leonards Road has no pavement but numerous patches of vegetation that are left unattended. This makes the area look somewhat shabby and unattractive. Encouraging wildflower growth here would add some much needed colour, stimulate nature and foster a sense of community pride. I have been in contact with one of the local councillors about this intiative, and received the following response: "We do have a bit of work planned over the winter to identify locations where we could relax mowing regimes to allow longer grass to grow. Once we’ve identified the area then there will need to be discussions with ward cllrs and residents about the plans and the implications (we do need to consider safety, sightlines, crossing points etc). Any preparation would then be done in the spring in advance of the next growing season. It won’t necessarily be that we can sow pictorial meadow grass everywhere as this is actually quite high maintenance, although we have already done that in a couple of locations where residents have shown an interest in getting involved." If you feel as I do that St Leonard's Road has been neglected for too long, by putting your name to this initiative we can encourage the council to take action that will add colour and vibrancy to the area.
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    Created by Tim Allard
  • Stop our council funding climate change.
    a) fossil fuel companies are driving the climate crisis. It is morally unacceptable that public money should be invested in them b) divestment sends a clear message to governments and to the companies themselves that fossil fuels will no longer be allowed to continue polluting our world and destroying the health and environment of all its peoples c) divestment would protect the fund from the well-documented risk of falling share value.
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    Created by Extinction Rebellion Gloucestershire
  • Stop the senseless killing of Minks
    Minks form part of our habitat and they have replaced other predatory species such as Lynxes which have become functionally extinct in the UK. Also with the ever so increasing Global Warming and species shifting across the continents in search for temperatures closer to their Natural Habitat we cannot carry on a senseless genocide of NON Native species. We ought to call upon DEFRA, Natural England and our UK Governments to embrace Compassionate Conservation, abolish obsolete regulation and allow/create areas across the country where minks can find sanctuary and live in harmony with other species...just as successfully achieved in Kent Wild Life Trust, where minks coexist harmoniously with beavers and water voles.
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    Created by Giovanna D'Orso
  • Reduce the Speed of Traffic on the A4068 between Upper and Lower Cwmtwrch
    There has been over 8 accidents in the last 3.5 years and every day there are people exceeding the speed limit of 30mph it won't be long before there is a fatality and as residents we are very concerned that it could be a member of our family
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    Created by Loraine Keirl Picture
  • Stop Fuelling The Fire: Say No to the UK Financing Dirty Energy Overseas
    Your taxes are being used to fund dirty energy overseas. While richer countries are switching to cleaner, renewable energy, the UK is propping up fossil fuel expansion in poorer nations. This funding means that the communities who are already unfairly living and dying with the consequences of the climate crisis will have to face further ramifications from increased fossil fuel extraction. Join us in calling on the Prime Minister Boris Johnson to end the UK financing of fossil fuel extraction overseas by 2021. Despite heavy criticism, the UK department of Export Finance (UKEF) increased its funding of overseas fossil fuel projects to £2bn in 2018, which was eleven times greater than in 2017. This increasing investment is completely unacceptable if we are to keep global temperature rises to 1.5°C, as necessitated in the Paris Agreement. Funding of oil and gas through UK export finance is under review, so now is the time to pressure the government to stop fuelling the fire. As hosts of COP26, the eyes of the world are on the UK. Our government must stop the hypocrisy of promoting clean energy in the UK, while funding dirty energy abroad. Funding fossil fuels in a climate emergency is unjust. Join us in calling for climate justice. We are a group of young activists putting our faith into action for climate justice. Please contact [email protected] for more information. Sign our petition to send this message to Boris Johnson: To: Boris Johnson “End the use of UK Export Finance to fund fossil fuel projects overseas.” In light of rapidly increasing global temperatures and the materialising dire consequences of the climate crisis, it is imperative that the UK government takes drastic action to ensure that the 1.5°C target of the Paris Agreement is met. As host of COP26, the UK has the opportunity to be a world leader in the transition towards a more sustainable future. We are therefore calling on you to end the damaging use of UK Export Finance to fund oil and gas projects overseas. This spending is at odds with commitments to lowering emissions. We ask that it is instead used to fund projects that are in line with the Sustainable Development Goals. The UK has the chance to lead the transition away from fossil fuel extraction. To do so, funding must stop by 2021. Will you ensure that the UK’s overseas energy spending aligns with the commitments made in the Paris Agreement and Sustainable Goals?
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    Created by Tara Pigott Picture
  • Ban non-essential SUVs!
    Reducing CO2 emissions from all cars is essential to prevent a climate emergency. SUVs are typically much less fuel efficient than smaller vehicles, thus contributing more to global warming. From 2010 SUVs have been the second-largest contributor to the increase in global CO2 emissions, second only to the power sector. Between 2010 and 2018 electric cars the increasing efficiency of smaller cars and electric vehicles in the UK has saved over two million barrels of oil a day but this has been rendered pointless since SUVs were responsible for over three million barrels a day growth in oil demand from passenger cars! On average, SUVs consume about a quarter more energy than medium-size cars. Despite car makers making a full commitment to lowering CO2, their aggressive and cynical marketing of SUVs has been the main cause of rising emissions. As the centrepiece of transport emissions policy the UK government also committed to an international car CO2 law a decade ago. Allowing the growth of the SUV industry makes the government’s promises to protect the environment look very empty!
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    Created by John Kneale