July 2021 Campaign Newsletter




Portsmouth Friends of the Earth Update
The flowers in the Derby Road planter are coming along nicely and the area is becoming a pleasant green space to sit and relax.  Local artist Fark is going to paint the back wall next week.  Look out for the photos on our facebook, twitter and instagram pages!

Portsmouth Friends of the Earth Online Campaigns Meeting – Monday 19 July at 7pm .
New members are very welcome to get involved in our projects including the transformation of the area near Stamshaw Infant School in North End Avenue and to help explore the campaign opportuities for the Big Green Week, World Car Free Day and the COP26 week of action.

Email pfoeinfo@gmail.com for a meeting link. 

Other Local Events 
 
Clean Air Photo Competition – deadline 1 July!  Are you passionate about clean air?  Do you have a knack for photography?  Using the caption ‘cleaner air: the future is in our hands’, tthe council’s competition asks you to think creatively about the air we breathe and the city around us.

Beach Clean – Saturday 3 July 10-12.  Join Final Straw Solent at the RNLI station PO4 9LY.

Let’s Stop Aquind Walk – Sunday 4 July 10am.  Starting at Fort Cumberland car park, walk along part of all the proposed Aquind route to raise awareness and funds.

Family Cycling Fun Day – Sunday 4 July 12-4pm Visit the Mountbatten Centre and enjoy a fun day of cycling activities including free taster sessions for all ages and abilities.  If you have never cycled before, are a beginner or an elite rider, join the celebration of all things cycling.

Greenpeace Campaign Meeting – Wednesday 7 July 7:30-9pm Come join us and get involved in our current campaigns.  

Portsmouth Green Drinks – Thursday 8 July at 6:30pm Meet up by Canoe Lake.  Trial the Jetsam plastic logging app around the park and beach.  User feedback is paramount in making this as impactful as possible. 

National Events
What is Climate Justice Webinar – Monday 28 June 5:30pm Join Friends of the Earth to explore what the international cliimate justice movement is and how we can campaign for climate justice in our communities. 

Lets Cut the Clutter – 12-18 July.  Our government at local and national level say they want more people walking local journeys.  If we are to achieve this, we must start by clearing up our streets.  Living Streets is asking everyone to help map the scale of the problem, contact local councils and demand action to protect our pavements. 

Plastic Free July Challenge!  Join the Marine Conservation Society to help stop plastic waste and become part of a global movement to protect our beautiful blue planet.


Talks

We Need to Talk About Green Energy (Natural History Museum) – Monday 6 July 1-1:30pm  Discover how our desire for clean energy may mean digging deep into the Earth.

Air pollution (Friends of the Earth) – Tuesday 7 July 1-2pm.  In December 2020, an inquest concluded that 9 year old Ella Adoo-Kissi-Debrah died of asthma contributed to by excessive air pollution.  The talk will look at why the UK must adopt the WHO guidelines in the upcoming Environment Bill. 

Defending Nature Through Legal Action (Natural History Museum) – Tuesday 27 July 1-1:30pm This talk explores how should the law handle those who poach, pollute or otherwise harm the environment?

Calls to Action!
Find out how to save our oceans!

Become a Naturenaunt and explore the nature on your doorstep!

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