Friday, 19 August 2011

Weekly compilation 19.08.2011

Here's this week's collection of tweets on news relevant to our campaigns:

Energy & Climate Change
Are you from Birmingham? If so, we'd love to hear your views on #energy in this quick survey:

RT @wwwfoecouk: Worried re being overcharged for #energy? Watchdog orders suppliers to explain how bills are calculated

Energy saving light bulbs cut bills and help ward off price rises:

RT @wwwfoecouk: North Sea oil spills are further reason to switch to green energy: Shell reports second spill

RT @MikeChilds1: Solar feed-in tariff = solar cost competitive with fossil fuels in Germany by 2014 Deutsche Bank

RT @Bham_carfree: Press release up on the website now about the Bike Trains event on September 22nd:

Good blog post by @wwwfoecouk transport campaigner Richard Dyer on hikes in train prices: #fairfaresnow

RT @SaveOurBuses_UK: Suffering since bus service was cut? About to lose one? We'll take your comments to the minister.

RT @RichardHebditch: Guadian editorial on Gladstone, Parliamentary trains & need for affordable fares:

RT @BhamRecycled: New post: Birmingham to follow Brighton with Bike Trains

Are local #transport planners neglecting green travel? New report from Friends of the Earth & @sustrans #councils

RT @FionaJoseph: Commuter fun at Utrecht Overvecht train station: Would it work here in UK? - Why not? Great idea!

RT @leftfootfwd: How Govt could keep train fares down: Campaign for Better Transport's @RichardHebditch #fairfaresnow

RT @AirportWatch: Aviation Biofuels - NOT the brilliantly "sustainable" solution the industry makes out. Lots of info.

Waste & Recycling
This looks an exciting way to campaign against incineration - in the nude: Don't think we'll be stripping off just yet!

So Surrey achieved 50% recycling rate by collecting food waste. Why can't we do the same?

2 waste petitions - 1st: RT @myzerowaste: Ban Supermarket Plastic Bags - e-petitions

and the second one to put a tax on the incineration of waste:

RT @PhilBeardmore: Destroying the High Street is our job, Tesco warn rioters - too true, eh @loafonline?

RT @wwwfoecouk: UK wildlife gets welcome boost -but strong policies still needed to protect nature

RT @birminghammail: Don't forget - you can support Birmingham Markets by signing our online petition #SaveBhamMarkets

This is what the "Big City Plan" said about the Wholesale Markets: - we were concerned then! #SaveBhamMarkets

RT @loafonline: Battle of the bullring - vid of traders up in arms about council's latest decision. #SaveBhamMarkets

Nice photo from Cropredy festival where our volunteers were running lockups & doing phone charging to raise funds:

RT @wwwfoecouk: Check out the preview of our 40th anniversary conference over on the New Internationalist blog

RT @wwwfoecouk: CAP on Countryfile last night - we need changes to funding so farmers grow #food & protect env too:

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