May 2021 Campaign Newsletter

Campaigns Update 
As part of our Streets for People and Double Tree Cover & Nature Everywhere campaigns, we refreshed some neglected raised beds in Derby Road, North End by planting three crab apple trees and 25 wildlife-attracting shrubs.  Thank you to the many groups who have helped us, particularly the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust.

We have our eye on another area in North End that may benefit from some greening – watch this space for an update or come along to our meetings to get involved!

Portsmouth Friends of the Earth Campaigns Meeting – Monday 18 May 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 
Kill the Bill march– Saturday 1 May starting at 12 in the Guildhall Square. Oppose the new policing bill and the loss of our human right to protest and democracy.  The march sets off at 1:45pm and will head into Southsea.

Greenpeace Portsmouth campaign meeting – Wednesday 5 May 7:30pm – 9pm. Find out more about current campaigns and how you can get invovled.  New members are very welcome.   
 
Portsmouth Green Drinks – Thursday 13 May at 8pm.  Does participatory budgeting have something to offer Portsmouth? Come to this talk by David Simpson, a researcher in PB to find out. For a meeting link email greendrinks@gmail.com 

Great British Spring Clean – 28 May to 13 June.  Join Keep Britain Tidy’s Million Mile Mission.  Let them know how much time you can pledge to clean up your streets, park or beach. 

Portsmouth Friends of the Earth Annual Bike Ride – Sunday 30 May 11am.  To celebrate National Bike Week, join us for a bike ride with the theme ‘body, mind and soul: health & wellbeing through the ages’.      

National Events.   
May is Living Street’s National Walking Month and this year you are invited to step up.  For your bodies.  For your minds.  And for our air quality.  Tell us how many local trips you plan to walk each week during National Walking month and find out how much carbon you will save. 

Natural History Museum Free Talks
Snails – Tuesday 11 May 12.30 . 
Britain’s Vanishing Plants – Tuesday 18 May 12.30 
Meat me Halfway – Wednesday 19 May 12:30 

Webinars.
Creating a Nature-Friendly Garden – Wednesday 5 May 7pm
Plastics in Society – Critical Approaches to Managing Plastic Waste – Thursday 11 May 2pm
Planning for the Glasgow Climate Talks Webinar – 20 May 5:30-6:45pm and 3 June 6:30-7:45pm.  Calls to Action!

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