March 2021 Campaign Newsletter!

Portsmouth Friends of the Earth campaign meeting – Monday 15 March at 7pm. Join the discussion about our current campaigns:
* Climate Action
* Double Tree Cover & Nature Everywhere
* Streets for People

Email for a meeting link. 

Local Events 
Climate Fairtrade & You – Monday 1 March at 6:30pm Fnd out more about the impact the climate crisis is having on the people who grow the food and drink we consume and how Fairtrade is helping them.  Organised by Portsmouth, Gosport, Fareham and Havant Fairtrade groups. 

What is the Climate & Ecological Emergency (CEE) Bill? – Saturday 6 March 3-5pm.  We know that there is a climate emergency.  Where is the emergency response? Organised by CEE Bill Alliance Portsmouth and Extinction Rebellion Southsea. 

Portsmouth Green Drinks meetings
Thursday 11 March at 8pm.   Julian Hoffman, author of Irreplaceable: the Fight to Save our Wild Places will talk about the value of urban green spaces for both wildlife and human wellbeing. 

25 March at 8pm  – Portsmouth Climate Board update including details of the launch of its new website and strategy.

National Events. 
Cool Seas Webinar – Monday 1 March at 10am.  Created in partnership with the LIFE Recreation ReMEDIES project to save our seabed, the Marine Conservation Society’s Ocean Superheroes live lesson is aimed at pupils aged 7-11 years old and looks at some of the fascinating underwater habitats found here in the UK.  

World Sea Grass Day Webinar – Monday 1 March at 6:30pm Join the Marine Conservation Society seagrass team working on the LIFE Recreation ReMEDIES project for a natter about seagrass on World Seagrass Day. 

A Festival of Climate, Fairtrade and You – continues every day until 7 March.  Join the global community during Fairtrade Fortnight for a free festival of online events and activities to entertain, educate and inspire us all to choose the world we want to see. 

What Next? Summit 3-17 March.  Hosted by Transition Network and CTRL Shift, the summit will build community power in the UK by bringing together hundreds of community activists already making change happen so together we can have a bigger impact.

Living Streets’ National Walking Summit – Thursday 18 March 2021 10am – 3:30pm.  From town planners and transport professionals to local campaigners and activists.  This is a great chance to join the people who are making change happen.   

Free Talks
Brilliant Butterflies – Tuesday 2 March at 3pm. Hosted by the Natural History Museum.  Learn how by working with local volunteers the Brilliant Butterflies team are creating new wildlife havens for butterflies and other pollinators. Find out how ground-breaking eDNA sureys will help us monitor how insect communities are changing in response. 

Mini-Rewilding & Encouraging Urban Nature – Sunday 14 March 6:30-8pm by the Habitat People.  The talk outlines how with even just a couple of metres of garden you can support a vast range of species.   

Climate Change: The View From Space – Tuesday 16 March at 7:30pm.  Hosted by the Science Museum.  Free, but donations welcome. 

Period Drama – Tuesday 16 March at 3pm Humans are one of the few mammals that have periods. Our closest relatives the apes and monkesy menstruate but the other mammals that menstruate are not closely related to us at all.  Hosted by the Natural History Museum.

A Beginner’s Guide to Birdsong – Thursday 25 March at 6pm.  This talk will cover the birdsong of some of the UK’s most common birds and handy ways to remember them. 

Nature Recovery with Tony Juniper – Tuesday 30 March 7:30-8:30pm.  Join Tony Juniper, a campaigner, writer, sustainability advisor and a well-known British environmentalist.  This talk is part of the Transition to a better future talk series.   

Our Planet: Global Greenhouse Gas Removal – Wednesday 31 March at 7:30pm.  Hosted by the Science Museum.  Free but donations welcome.

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