Monday, 28 December 2009

UK government launches public consultation on circuses

Following a major exposé of circus animal abuse earlier this year by Animal Defenders International (ADI), the UK government is launching a public consultation on Monday 21 December concerning the use of animals in travelling circuses.

Friday, 18 December 2009

Planning Applications in Ceredigion

Tip: If you are interested in searching for or following planning applications in Ceredigion, did you know that it is possible to search for them by number on the Ceredigion County Council website? You can get straight to the search form here. It gives limited information but is much better than the weekly excel charts the Council created.

Monday, 14 December 2009

Monday, 7 December 2009

Transport plans

We had a few emails this week from people at Aberystwyth University, saying that the University is investigating the environmental cost of their transport. We applaud the move. The text we were sent was:

Climate change global editorial project

Today for the first time in history 56 major newspapers in 45 countries all featured the same editorial, illustrating the vital importance of humanity acting to change our frequently wasteful way of life as soon as possible. You can read the 'Copenhagen Editorial' here; and find out how it came about here.

Saturday, 5 December 2009

Rethink Trident

Add your name to the Rethink Trident statement.

CND and Compass have brought together a coalition of over 100 leading figures from across British public life to call for next week's Pre Budget Report to halt Trident replacement and re-deploy the resources saved to more socially useful areas. You can read the statement and add your name at

Friday, 4 December 2009

Penglais School Initiative

Penglais School in Aberystwyth managed to get a small grant from Keep Wales Tidy for litter-picking equipment, and has already started with student litter picks. Their first one by year 10 students collected 10 bags of rubbish. Congratulations Penglais!