Submitted by ian on Sun, 22/08/2021 - 17:46

In the run -up to COP26 (Conference of the Parties - an International Government Level Conference about Climate Change) Climate Action groups all over the country have been asked to be very active demanding much stronger action to combat Climate Change. Brent FoE has a number of activities plans. (see below OR click 'Read more' at bottom right) 

Can you help?

Hands holding earth

Actions planned:

3.11.21 - Divestment Day of Action

Building Support for London March 6th November

Running stalls  Probable date - 10th September. Possible dates - 24th or 25th September, and 15th or 16th October.

Campaigning for local council to put their support behind the CEE bill (https://www.ceebill.uk/)
When we get more info from FoE HQ. - Barry Gardiner MP and Dawn Butler MP have already backed this but not, it seems, Tulip Siddiq MP

Paper boat display (Probably combined with Flood walk)

Flood Walk (Probably combined with Paper Boat Display.)

Bunting Display (making campaigning bunting on a stall, with members of the public, then displaying it).

Posters to go in windows IF put out by FoE HQ nationally.

Film to be shown; "2040"? at Preston Community Library?

Children's Climate Change Poster Competition. With help from Brent Mayor and  local councillors 

Members of public asking Environmental Questions at Council meeting of 20th September
i) Re flood preparations  and ii)  re the Council reporting back publicly on their Climate Emergency declaration targets. Are they being met? Are they ambitious enough?  

Distributing  our climate change leaflets (Download a copy here - you can share with your friends)

Meeting up with the March from London to Glasgow, passing through Kilburn on Sept 6th, for people of faith. 

Bunting stall in Queens Park

Submitted by ian on Mon, 18/10/2021 - 10:22

The final of our stalls making bunting with messages to send to COP26 took place outside the Queens Park Farmers' Market on October 17th.

It was a lively event, with adults and children joining in enthusiastically to decorate bunting pennants which will stay up outside Salusbury School for a while.

Below are some photos from the event, as well as a short video compiled by Martin Francis.

 

 

Bunting from Tulip Siddiq MP
Bunting from Tulip Siddiq MP

Demonstrate on 3rd and 6th November!

Submitted by ian on Thu, 07/10/2021 - 20:10

The culmination of our actions leading up to COP26 in Glasgow will be two national Friends of the Earth events – one to support divestment (including Divest Brent) on Wednesday, 3 November and the big Day of Action on Saturday, 6 November.

We would be very pleased if you could make it to one or both events.

November 3rd 

Brent FoE Flood and Nature Walk 26th September - report and pics

Submitted by ian on Tue, 28/09/2021 - 11:10

Nineteen people turned up for our walk along the Wealdstone Brook and River Brent, looking at the way this natural feature had been built upon and hidden, and highlighting the possible danger of flooding as climate change continues.

Martin Francis pointed out the route of the waterways, sometimes hidden under high tower blocks, with further development ongoing. Some parts of the walk took us through harsh concrete landscapes, some through much more pleasant environments, with well-used open spaces and some attractive meadowland (though in some places it was apparent that the invasive Japanese Knotweed still posed a threat).

The group paused at the pleasant shingle riverbank, where people made paper boats, which were adorned with messages about climate change, and launched into the water. Martin was also on hand to catch the boats downstream in his nets. Other boats made by Cllr Janice Long and Ruth Kitching, will be sent to Glasgow to be incorporated into an installation to be erected outside the COP26 meetings.

A more detailed account of the walk and issues behind it can be found on Martin's blog here.

Photos below are by Barney Laurance:

 

Martin talking

Our bunting stalls in Harlesden and Wembley

Submitted by ian on Fri, 10/09/2021 - 19:31

Here are some pictures from our stall in Harlesden on 10th September and Wembley on 25th September. Lots of engagement with people of all  ages - children were particularly keen to send a message about what should be done to stop climate change. More reporting and pictures at https://wembleymatters.blogspot.com/2021/09/harlesden-sends-resounding-….

 Next stall on October 17th in Queens Park. Details on front page.

 

Harlesden:

bunting8   bunting3

Activities in the run-up to COP26

Submitted by ian on Sun, 22/08/2021 - 17:46

In the run -up to COP26 (Conference of the Parties - an International Government Level Conference about Climate Change) Climate Action groups all over the country have been asked to be very active demanding much stronger action to combat Climate Change. Brent FoE has a number of activities plans. (see below OR click 'Read more' at bottom right) 

Can you help?

Hands holding earth