April 2021 – Newsletter

Portsmouth Friends of the Earth AGM – Monday 20 April at 7pm. Join the discussion about our current campaigns:
* Climate Action
* Double Tree Cover & Nature Everywhere
* Streets for People

Email pfoeinfo@gmail.com for a meeting link. 

Local Events 
Ocean Witness Watch Party – Wednesday 31 March at 7:30pm. Greenpeace’s documentary series all about the oceans.  The first series premiered in 2020 and chartered their voyage across the seas from pole to pole.  The second explores key aspects of ocean protection.   

Portsmouth Green Drinks – Thursday 8 April at 8pm.  Log on for a talk about the Nature Premium campaign by Sara Collins a campaign which calls on the government to invest in regular nature experiences for all children. 

National Events. 
Our Planet: Global Greenhouse Gas Removal – Wednesday 31 March at 7:30pm.  Part of the Climate Series Talks hosted by the Science Museum.  Free but donations are welcome.

Earth Optimism Cambridge Festival – Friday 26 March – Sunday 4 April. 

Saturday 27 March at 2pm – Threatened Plants with a Ray of Hope.
Saturday 27 March at 8pm – Our Gorongosa 
Sunday 28 March at 2pm – Conservation Sucess Stories at the Museum of Zoology.
Sunday 28 March at 8pm – Stuck on a Rock

Monday 29 March – Reasons for Optimisim
Tuesday 30 March – Choosing Sustainability 
Wednesday 31 March – Innovating for Conservation
Thursday 1 April – Saving Species
Friday 2 April – Solutions Fair
Saturday 3 April – Making Space for Nature
Monday 4 April – Hope for Our Planet 

The Power of Funghi – Tuesday 6 April at 12:30 Join this Natural History Museum talk with author Doug Bierend to find out about his journey in Search of Mycotopia meeting the diverse communities working with and learning from fungi to create a better world.   

When Will it Flower?  Plants & Climate Change – Thursday 15 April at 6:30pm This talk by the London Natural History Society will discuss why plans now come into flower earlier than they used to and why this varies between species.

Where the Penguins Live – Tuesday 27 April at 12;30 Join this Natural History Museum talk with Dr Alex Bond, museum scientist about the diversity of penguins and hear some amazing stories about these flightless birds. 

1.5 v 2 Degrees Centigrades Celsius: Why Half a Degee Really Counts -Tuesday 29 April at 7:30pm Join this Science Museum talk where campaigners and experts will debate how best to tackle the challenge of Earth’s rising temperature.  

Calls to Action

Check your home’s solar panel potential.

Get free energy advice over the phone.

Help identify unloved scraps of land near you that could and should do so much more for people and nature.

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