Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Climate Justice Fast

Climate Justice Fast is an international hunger strike to call for strong, just action on the climate crisis. It takes place from the 6th of November 2009, to coincide with the UN climate talks in Barcelona, until at least the end of Copenhagen climate conference, on the 19th of December (where world leaders will be effectively tasked with deciding the fate of our planet at the UNFCCC COP15).

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Action for Climate Change day - Saturday 24th October

Saturday 24th October is Action for Climate change day. As part of that a film distributed by the Rainforest Action Network (RAN), will be shown at The Morlan Centre on Sat 24th, 7.30pm.

The aim of the event will be to raise awareness of the issue of rainforest destruction, share information, and enjoy some eco-entertainment. There will be rainforest stories with cellist Ailsa Mair Hughes and possibly other entertainers. An educational and entertaining, worthwhile event to support - take your family!

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Whingy car lovers

Whinging again - recent letters in the Cambrian News (Thu 17 Sept 09, p20)

Yes, the annual whinge about traffic in Llanbadarn Fawr has begun again. As well as NIMBY snivelling for a bypass again - i.e. wanting to destroy part of an SSSI for more roads - there are now requests for a 'slip road' - which would again involve building roads on greenfield sites. Councillor Paul James wants a solution to 'the current rush-hour gridlock' caused by 'daily traffic jams'. The solution is simple. The people in the gridlock should leave their cars at home and walk, bus or cycle; and Councillors should be setting an example there, not adding to the traffic with their own car journeys. While our culture remains focussed on the laziness of short-distance drives with single-person vehicle occupancy, traffic jams are inevitable: ruining the environment in order to make things more pleasant for irresponsible motorists is hardly the solution.

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Scallop Dredging Banned - yay!

Article from the Cambrian News, Thu 1st October 09, p11 - click to enlarge

Scallop dredging could just as easily be called sea-floor scraping - because that is what it is. Indiscriminate damage to the seafloor and the life that lives there, it is about time that this destructive and unnecessary practice was banned. The issue has been covered in detail by Save Our Sea, who have campaigned hard on this issue along with other environmental groups. It is great to see common sense prevailing.

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Aberystwyth Coast Care Group

We recently covered the Tan Y Bwlch beach clean. Attendance on the day was okay, but considering the amount of people in Aberystwyth it could have been a lot better! We picked up many binbags' worth of rubbish and recycling, leaving the beach pristine. It was nice to be out in the open doing something that leaves the world a little better off for your intervention.