Support Mark Richardson: Fundraising for Brent FOE

at https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/mark-richardson-foe?utm_term=bMQdDder2

Mark is raising funds to hire the monthly meeting room for one year - target £240.

Kilburn Times September 6 2018

http://www.kilburntimes.co.uk/news/environment/brent-campaigners-call-for-full-fracking-divestment-as-report-estimates-council-has-20-5m-of-investments-1-5680628

Brent Council still has £20.5M tied up in fracking companies despite pledging to move its pension investments away from fossil fuels.............

EMAIL CAMPAIGNS

 

FRACKING EMAILS

Please send your MP and your Councillors an email (see Attachments for content of email) on fracking and if you get a response please let Simon know.

URGENT ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE NOW NEEDED

 Councils need to take note - climate change now a matter of life and death  

MPs on Parliament’s Environment Audit Committee(EAC) have warned that “higher temperatures which caused 2000+ deaths in 2003 will be summer norm by 2040s, making adaptation to heatwaves a matter of life and death.” The Met Office has projected that UK summer temperatures could regularly reach 38.5°C by the 2040s.” [note 1].

The report could not have been more timely, given the heat wave currently hitting England.   

Mary Creagh MP, Chair of the EAC, said: “Heatwaves cause premature deaths from cardiac, kidney and respiratory disease. There will be 7,000 heat-related deaths every year in the UK by 2050 if the Government does not take action.”

Trump March 13th July 2018

 Mark Richardson from Brent FOE attended the march and says, "Trump may have returned back whence he came from but the growing numbers of those standing up to injustice are here to stay. 

FILM PLASTIC OCEAN TUESDAY 17 JULY 2018

There was a pensive, respectful, suffering silence at the end of the film, with the audience overwhelmed by the pervasive use of plastic in everyday life and its devastating effect on marine life.

What shall we do?  Come along to the next meeting to hear about local initiatives such as emailing publishers (see attachment); returning plastic wrapping to supermarkets, campaigning for bottle deposits.

Brent FOE also invites you to join us on September 22 for more learning about waste and recycling, taking a tour of Veolia's waste management site.  If you want to join our tour at 10am on Saturday September 22 2018, contact us here.

CLEAN AIR DAY 21 JUNE 2018 BRENT CIVIC CENTRE

 

Brent Friends of the Earth, Clean Air Brent and Fergy with Leader Councillor Muhammed Bhutt at Clean Air Day on 21 June 2018!

Brent FOE Coordinator Kitty D'Costa says "We Are pleased that Councillor Krupa Sheth, Cabinet Member for the Environment, responded so promptly and positively to the demands. There is always more that can be done and we will support Krupa to achieve the targets we so urgently require to improve air quality in the Borough".

 FOE: Double the number of trees planted in the borough (we note that Lawrence Usherwood, Principal tree, is doing a great job and do let us know if we can support him in any way)

Green Iftar in Queen’s Park at Rumi’s Cave

 Brent FOE was delighted to join and support the first Green Iftar in Queens Park London at Rumi’s Cave on Friday 25 May 2018.

Friends of the Earth donated 20 packets of Bee Friendly Wildflower seeds to add to the green gifts distributed to the 150 attendees!

 

Rabiah Mali of the Rabbani project said “Our first Green Deen Iftar is an opportunity to explore our responsibility as stewards of the Earth and the ways in which we can reconnect to the prophetic teachings of living in harmony with the environment and nature and how embracing these teaching are essential in deepening our spiritual understanding and experience of this blessed month”. 

 

CLEAN AIR DAY 21 JUNE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED please email Kitty at kitty_dcosta@hotmail.comif you can volunteer for a 2 hour slot between 2pm and 7pm.

Thursday 21 June 2018 is National Clean Air Day and to mark it Brent Council is running lots of fun and informative clean air activities outside the Library at Civic Centre, 32 Engineers Way, Wembley HA9 0AF, from 3pm – 6pm.  We will be there running a stall jointly with Clean Air for Brent, so please come and see us or better still volunteer to help on the stall for a couple of hours!