Friday, 9 December 2011

weekly compilation 09.12.11

Here are the week's main stories by campaign theme, according to the ones we're working on at the moment:

Energy & Climate Change
A few of our volunteers including @SagarRichard will be on streets tomorrow with a #finaldemand stunt similar to this:

RT @david_heller: FoE and GP stand with Africa and most vulnerable, oppose corporate polluters (video):

RT @guardianeco: Fracking may be causing groundwater pollution, says EPA report - Frack Off!! We don't want it here.

If this picture was of a solar panel bursting into flames, it would sum up the government's actions pretty well:

RT @wwwfoecouk A great free guide to community energy projects - case studies and advice for local energy solutions:

RT @guardianeco: 'Patronising and wrong': Frozen Planet scientist refutes Nigel Lawson criticism

Excellent article by @GeorgeMonbiot in the Spectator rebutting rubbish they published on sea level rises - well done:

Lord Stern: rich nations should stop subsidising fossil fuel industry:

RT @newscientist: From #Durban summit: Deforestation contributes twice as much to global warming as was thought: #COP17

RT @guardianeco: UK climate aid 'helps Walmart get cheap wind power'

RT @ali_mfoe: Not exactly best news to start the week: RT@guardianeco CO2 emissions show record jump #climate #fail

RT @londoncyclist: £27 million Tesco store a "no go area for cyclists" say campaigners

New blog post on the Including Women event I was invited to speak at last week in Balsall Heath & neighbourhood plans:

Hope a solution can be found to keep wholesale markets where they are - read this by market trader to understand why:

Can anyone explain why we need to keep building more office space when there's so much sitting empty already?

Good meeting on this Tuesday: RT @birminghammail: Report reveals impact loss of Wholesale market could have on city:

RT @centrowm: West Midlands Freight Strategy now out on consultation. See link for details:

Nice comment on the interchange station - agree: RT @CPRE: . #HS2 - Government considers new high-speed rail tunnel:

RT @AirportWatch: Government retains current APD distance & class bands - rises 10% in April against industry lobbying:

RT @birminghammail: Centro considers scrapping free train and tram travel for pensioners in West Midlands

Hope they re-examine more than just one tunnel on #HS2 route, but how it cuts carbon and integrates with rail overall:

RT @AirportWatch: Branson hoping for 50% “sustainable” aviation fuels - not defined - by 2020 -which is 8 years ahead.

Waste & Recycling
RT @recycle_this: No need for wrapping paper - old pillowcases & clothes upcycled into reusable gift bags 4 xmas - fab!

On our youtube channel there's a video with the interview Andy did on Buy Nothing Day & pics from last 10 years:

New post on the blog about the visit to the recycled paper mill yesterday:

"Strict limits on Pickles' bin fund" - stupid. We understand BCC were hoping to use money for food collections:

RT @digbeth: New DiG blog post, Digbeth Residents meet with MP Mahmood -

Please help if you can - "Birmingham food banks join forces for major food drive":

RT @hellocatfood: The reception at @Bham_FOE is looking rather nice! - it is indeed!

RT @carolinebeavon: Poll: If you can't attend a conference/meeting - what are your preferred online solutions?

Not environmental news, but cultural: RT @AdrianBurrows: A racy little teaser with @notoriouschoir

RT @buynothingday: The truth about supermarket 'bargains'

"The most environmentally destructive govt to hold power in this country since modern environmental movement was born"

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