Welcome to the St Albans Friends of the Earth

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You're invited LitFest Event "Why Women Will Save the Planet"

The book Why Women Will Save the Planet challenges us to look in a different way at some of the world's problems and where solutions might be found. The editor, Jenny Hawley and one of the contributors, Kate Metcalf, will talk about the inspiration behind the book and some of the unexpected discoveries. Whether you're a woman or not, come along to take part in an evening of fascinating discussion. Blacksmith's Arms Yurt 8pm £3



Great British Bee Count 2016 - Sign up

Join Britain's biggest bee survey from 19 May to 30 June 2016.

Our tiny bees make a huge difference to our lives. We can thank them for our food, garden plants, and crops. But our bees are under threat and they need our help.

Sign up now for the Great British Bee Count and do something positive for our bees.

There's always more you can do to help our bees - take a look at some ideas

We are asking Hertfordshire County Council to divest from fossil fuel investments! Please sign our petition here. It only takes a moment.

Hertfordshire County Council Pension Fund has £129,078,000 invested in Fossil Fuel industries,including BG Group PLC, Royal Dutch Shell PLC and Rio Tinto PLC.
Fossil fuel industries make up 3.71% of the pension fund.

Herts County Council has carbon emission reduction targets while continuing to invest in fossil fuel companies, which increase emissions across the UK and globally.

We need national and local investment in renewable energy companies and infrastructure and we need major institutions including local government to divest from fossil fuels

Find out more on the Divest Herts website

What are we asking Hertfordshire County Council to do?

Immediately freeze any new investments in fossil fuels

Divest from direct ownership and any commingled funds that include fossil fuel public equities and corporate bonds within 5 years

How can schools help? For lots of information and ideas take a look at our Schools Page - including details on making your own bug hotel.

We're looking for more schools who would like to become more bee friendly. We can help you transform a small piece of land near their school into a flower rich wonderland for bees, bugs and humans to enjoy, or to build a bee and bug hotel using recycled materials.

Is your school up for it? Get in touch at stalbansfoe@hotmail.com

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Take a look here at what your St.Albans parliamentary 

candidates had to say on issues of sustainability and fairness -

 remind yourself what they promised!

Our thanks to Ivor Kellock for his help with this video.

Next meeting:

LitFest event Wed 6th July

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