Katherine Pitt's Blog (8)

Local Friends of the Earth - looking for a new home



Hackney and Tower Hamlets Friends of the Earth are looking for a new meeting place! As from February 2014 we will no longer be able to use our usual  venue.



We are looking for somewhere fairly quiet we can meet once a month (currently, we meet on the second Monday), ideally at 6.30-8pm on a Monday evening. We can be flexible about the day of the week but the timings are more difficult as some people have quite long distances to travel and a 6.30 start works best. Our…

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Added by Katherine Pitt on October 15, 2013 at 18:30 — 2 Comments

Energy Bill - Meg Hillier MP commits to clean and affordable energy

At a packed public meeting organised by Hackney and Tower Hamlets Friends of the Earth, at the Shoreditch Trust on 27th February, Hackney South and Shoreditch MP Meg Hillier pledged her support for amendments to the Energy Bill currently going through Parliament:

  • for most of the carbon to be taken out of the electricity supply by 2030…
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Added by Katherine Pitt on March 12, 2013 at 20:00 — No Comments

EDF legal threat to local activists - letter of concern

The letter below has been sent to the Hackney Gazette and Hackney Citizen from Hackney & Tower Hamlets Friends of the Earth and Sustainable Hackney, in support of local activists whom EDF Energy are threatening to sue for protesting and occupying chimneys at a power station:…

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Added by Katherine Pitt on March 3, 2013 at 18:02 — 1 Comment

Canal towpath cycling - alternative routes project

With the increasing congestion on the Regent's canal towpath, plans are afoot to develop alternative cycling routes  that run parallel to the canal, all the way from Camden, through Islington and Hackney to Tower Hamlets. The Canal and River Trust is leading the project, with the involvement of the London Cycling Campaign, and Friends of the Earth local groups.

See BBC news story and…

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Added by Katherine Pitt on December 21, 2012 at 7:00 — No Comments

Clothes - the environmental impact

Many of us enjoy shopping in charity shops, and this report from WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme) reveals many reasons to do so.

It sets out the environmental impacts of clothing from manufacture to laundry to disposal (not going into social impacts around the globe which is another huge area of concern).…

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Added by Katherine Pitt on December 11, 2012 at 7:00 — No Comments

Clean British Energy

Friends of the Earth's Clean British Energy campaign aims to help transform the way Britain produces and uses energy. FoE - and many others - believe that Clean British energy is our best hope for a clean, secure and affordable fuel energy future. Why? Because:…

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Added by Katherine Pitt on November 27, 2012 at 20:20 — No Comments

Friends of the Earth bee campaign: Hackney Citizen article

Please see our article in the Hackney Citizen on the Friends of the Earth bee campaign, what we we can do in Hackney to help bees, and how you can get involved in the campaign.

Katherine

Hackney & Tower Hamlets Friends of the…

Added by Katherine Pitt on June 16, 2012 at 16:00 — No Comments

Join the Bee Cause!

Join the Bee Cause!

 

As you probably know, b ees are in trouble. Three of the 25 species of British bumblebee are already extinct and half of the remainder have shown serious declines, often up to 70%, since the 1970s. Unfortunately, the reasons are complicated and not clearly enough understood.



Bees are essential…

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Added by Katherine Pitt on April 24, 2012 at 18:00 — No Comments

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