Why it’s so serious, why we all count, why it’s your gig too
It’s local, it’s global and it can’t be denied. What we do individually adds up to a whole and the impact of sitting back and being content to skim below the 2C global temperature rise level is, and will continue to be, enormous and dangerous.
Is there a case for individuals to cut their carbon footprint?
See the article below; after the climate scientists give the low-down on the likely missed ceiling temperature target and likely irreversible environmental domino effects, there is some solid advice for rapid action.
A charter for trees, woods and people
Over the next two years the Woodland Trust, with more than 40 other conservation, environmental, business and social organisations, will call on the general public to join them and build the Charter for Trees, Woods and People.
Their ambition is to put trees back at the heart of our lives and communities and decision-making – where they belong. The charter will be rooted in stories, memories, feelings and principles that show how trees have shaped our society, landscape and lives. It is hoped it will help us to recognise the importance of trees in our society, to celebrate their enormous contribution to our lives, and act so that future generations can benefit too. (Guardian website 15/01/16)
Earth Day 2017 – 22 April
Earth Day this year was on 22 April. The theme was Environmental & Climate Literacy.
As the organisers said: “We need to build a global citizenry fluent in the concepts of climate change.”
The Earth Day network works with more than 50,000 partners in 196 countries to create environmental democracy.
They say: “Let’s plant 7.8 billion trees for the earth. Let’s divest from fossil fuels and make cities 100% renewable.”
We say: “What can we do locally? What did you do?
Tell us about it.”
Save Rural Baldock
Stevenage expansion – wildlife
RSPB – Slowing floodwater/blog
Campaign to Protect Rural England
North Herts Friends of the Earth
Town & Country Planning Association
Local bus petition – Sandon etc (now submitted to Herts County Council)
38 Degrees campaigns
The Guardian’s petition – Keep it in the ground
Environmental Justice Foundation
League Against Cruel Sports
Campaigns peacefully against all forms of animal abuse and promotes cruelty-free living. Investigates and exposes animal cruelty, brought to public attention in the media