• Re-flower our Roadsides
    Environmental diversity and preventing the decline and destruction of nature is crucial right now. We urgently need strong policy to stop the old habits of land misuse continuing. The decline and disappearance of native species is everyone's responsibility and especially those who are responsible for public highways and byways, our Councils. Last Autumn South Glos. donated many sapling trees to be planted by local community groups.However, very few landowners were willing to let them be planted on their land despite the free labour of planting them. Their willingness to leave grass verges to flower has met with even less enthusiasm. Councils have the power to make big changes to counteract climate change. Let's encourage them to do it now, and sign this petition.
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  • Wildflower verges and hedges for Devon
    Devon County Council should issue strong environmental guidance for all towns, parishes and landowners to stop the constant mowing, strimming, flailing and pesticide spraying carried out all over the county in the name of 'tidiness'. Devon County Council should ensure that all Devon hedges, banks and verges are treated as wildlife and wildplant havens and cared for as a precious environmental resource. At first glance, Devon looks green and thriving but the hedges are flailed to extinction, the fields are monocultures of grass, the verges cut indiscriminately. Devon is a largely rural county and has a huge role to play in increasing environmental diversity and preventing the decline and destruction of nature. Most individuals and organisations that own or manage the natural landscape in Devon do so for reasons other than to care for nature. We urgently need strong policy and guidance from the County Council to to prevent the ongoing decline and disappearance of native species. We need strong leadership and sanctions to give nature a chance. The way the natural environment is managed can be so much better, if only we had proper guidance from those who have the power to make this change.
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  • Wilding Worthing
    In the last 25 years the UK has lost 75% of flying insects and the vast majority of wildflower meadows. Rewilding areas provides habitat and food for insects, pollinators and local wildlife, and offers areas for families and children to learn more about wildflowers and wildlife. Just 8 Dandelion flowers provide enough nectar for 15,000 bee visits a day. https://www.plantlife.org.uk/uk/about-us/news/no-mow-may-how-to-get-ten-times-more-bees-on-your-lockdown-lawn Even small wild areas support declining insect populations. Rewilding also contributes to reaching our zero carbon goals, by taking harmful carbon dioxide from the air and storing it underground. This is a financially prudent environmental move as well, as rewilding saves money on expensive council-funded maintenance costs. Campaign backed by Worthing Climate Action Network and Extinction Rebellion Worthing There is now an update and good news on the area known as Robert's Marine: 'Plan for this space is to let areas of the grass grow long and create a grass maze within it. Have the patch of wild flowers and then some areas of cut grass still because we get quite a few people exercising on that space, dogs running around on it and people picnicking as well. We felt the mix enables all of that to still happen whilst adding a little more wild spaces for nature.'
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  • Protect AONB's from increased aircraft noise intrusion
    The Air Traffic Management Bill is designed to accommodate the projected DOUBLING of civil aviation traffic over the next 30 years. Places previously immune to aircraft intrusion, like National Parks and AONBs, will be faced with unacceptable noise levels. We discovered that there is very little in Statute to defend AONBs, so drafted a Private Members Bill outlining the main areas for reform. (The bill wasn't selected)
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  • Decommission Stanlow Oil Refinery
    This would create hundreds of new green jobs which could see workers transferred whilst Big Oil takes care of the retirement schemes for those of the right age. In time this would redress the social inequality in Halton, the borough next door, which currently has the lowest life expectancy in the United Kingdom. It would also dramatically reduce the pollution of the North West of England's two main cities, as well as the surrounding areas.
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  • Unlocking a sustainable future
    We have seen the benefits that the shutdown is bringing. Wildlife is returning to urban areas and air pollution is reduced. The lockdown has given us time to pause and reflect on what is important. We should not squander this by returning to hectic lives, rushing from place to place and guzzling fossil fuels. Coronavirus has forced us into a green economy and has highlighted inequality between our citizens. We can address both of these during the ending of the lockdown. In order to protect against future pandemics, we must protect the natural world and ensure that our people can work effectively and safely, while ensuring that key workers are valued and fairly compensated for the vital work they do.
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  • WHY HAVE WE GOT SUPERTRAWLERS IN U.K. ?
    THE USE OF SUPER TRAWLERS IS NOT SUSTAINABLE OR RESPONSIBLE AND SHOULD BE BANNED. LAST YEAR 2019 IN U.K. WATERS SUPER TRAWLERS' PELAGIC TRAWLING KILLED TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLPHINS AS BYCATCH. WHILE FISH STOCKS ARE AT AN ALL TIME LOW - 90% OF WORLD FISH STOCK GONE IN LAST 100 YEARS - WE ARE FISHING THE LAST 10% OF FISH ON EARTH . WHILE THE UK IS IN CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN THIS, AND OTHER ECOCIDAL MONSTROSITIES, CONTINUE. ONE FACTOR FUELING THIS IN THE UK IS THE M.S.C. ( MARINE STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL) WHO ACT AS A MIDDLEMAN BETWEEN THE SUPERMARKETS AND THE FISHING COMPANIES BY BRANDING "ETHICALLY SOURCED" FISH PRODUCTS. ONLY LARGE FISHING COMPANIES CAN AFFORD TO BUY THE M.S.C. ACCREDITATION BRANDING WHICH IS NOT WON ON MERIT BUT PAID FOR. ONLY LARGE COMPANIES SUCH AS THE OWNERS OF SUPERTRAWLERS CAN AFFORD ACCREDITATION, SO SMALL INSHORE BOATS WHICH ARE SOURCING FISH SUSTAINABLY ARE PUT OUT OF BUSINESS AS THEY CANT AFFORD THE ACCREDITATION FROM THE M.S.C ! M.S.C. MADE MULTI MILLIONS LAST YEAR WITH SELLING THEIR BRANDING TO SUPERMARKETS AND TO BIG FISHING COMPANIES WHO ARE PLUNDERING THE OCEANS FOR ALL FISH KILLING EVERY THING IN THEIR PATH INCLUDING DOLPHINS. M.S.C. ARE A REGISTERED CHARITY "NOT FOR PROFIT " WE ASK : HOW CAN THIS BE ? BUT ACCREDITATION SELLS FISH ! PEOPLE WANT TO BUY FISH THAT HAS BEEN RESPONSIBLY SOURCED. THE PROBLEM IS THAT IT HAS NOT BEEN RESPONSIBLY OR SUSTAINABLY SOURCED! THOUSANDS OF DOLPHINS HAVE BEEN KILLED IN THE SUPER TRAWLERS' PELAGIC TRAWLING METHOD. IT WAS BANNED FROM FISHING IN AUSTRALIA IN 2013 IT HAS TO BE BANNED HERE! PLEASE SEE AND SUPPORT THE WORK OF HERE www.BLUESEASPROTECTION.COM
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  • Stop Fish being removed from UK Rivers/Streams & Canals.
    This is causing some species of coarse fish to become very scarce and disappearing from some of our Rivers/Streams & Canals in the UK. It is also a loophole used by fish thieves who are causing parts of our rivers systems to become baron of some species. We believe that there should also be a small allowance allowed for predator anglers to be able to use only in the water they are caught in as bait.
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  • Don't delay UN Climate Talks - hold them online
    The government's plan is to delay the talks scheduled for November 2020 until May next year. The Climate is Number 1 emergency when we start to rebuild after Covid 19. The IPCC, the body of the world's leading experts, said in 2018 that catastrophic climate breakdown is inevitable within this decade unIess we change course and start to bring down carbon emissions dramatically. In addition, having the talks online would avoid the damaging effects of delegates travelling.
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  • Rescue plants which are to be binned and donate them to public bodies
    Most of us dislike the idea of waste and to see plants being binned before they have had the chance of even being planted out seems to be not just a waste but a sad loss to our communities and a disaster to the nursery people who have planted and nurtured them. Most of these could be put to good use to brighten up our parks and other community spaces and the effort of planting them out would help people to deal with the effects of the Covid-19 epidemic. In addition if done as a community effort it would be a good memorial throughout the summer months, and beyond. It is essential that we quickly get as many signatures as we can. Time is running out for these plants. The annuals are probably already lost, but the perennials, shrubs and bushes could still be saved and grace our public areas for several years.
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  • Abolish the coarse fishing close season on rivers
    With increasingly wet winters, river fishing is becoming more and more restricted due to the amount of time the rivers are carrying flood water. The last river season for coarse fish (2019/20) has seen some rivers unfishable for 6 of the available 9 months, and now as flood waters recede, fishing them is banned due to an archaic byelaw which serves no useful purpose.
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  • Ban Deep Sea Mining
    Sir David Attenborough has urged governments to ban deep sea mining, following a study warning of “potentially disastrous” risks to the ocean’s life-support systems if it goes ahead. The study, by Fauna and Flora International (FFI), warns proposed plans to mine the seabed could cause significant loss of biodiversity, disruption of the ocean’s “biological pump”, and the loss of microbes important for storing carbon. The process, requiring machines operating thousands of metres under the sea, could also create plumes of sediment that smother areas far from the mining sites and kill wildlife. Dozens of exploratory licences, two of which are sponsored by the UK, have already been granted for huge tracts of the sea bed, ahead of a race to mine commercially for ores and minerals such as copper, used in mobile phones and batteries. But the rules to govern the responsible exploitation of this global resource are not finalised – they are expected to be completed at a meeting in July at the UN International Seabed Authority. Source: Guardian.co.uk
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