Getting involved


Action to take now





Air pollution affects all of us - and harms the planet.
We can all do something to help.

Join the team to put an end to idling in St.Albans and become a Clean Air Champion. We'll be talking to the public on a market stall in St.Albans on Saturday 5th August.

Email stalbansfoe@hotmail.com now

Tweet @IdlingActionStA
Facebook Idling Action St.Albans

And you can do things differently -
  • walk or cycle for all short journeys: great exercise and no pollution
  • any journey that can't be walked or cycled, try and share lifts with someone: a sociable way to halve the pollution
  • switch your engine off when your car is stationary - it will reduce your exposure to air pollution and help local air quality.
  • if you take a taxi, ask for an electric taxi. There are a few around St.Albans already, but if we keep asking for them there'll be more





1 billion black plastic food trays go to landfill each year.

Let's fix this.


WA A billion so called recyclable black plastic trays used for ready meals and other food end up in landfill each year because the pigment used to make them so black and shiny also makes them invisible to most of the machines that sort our recycling. So however carefully we sort our recycling these trays still end up in landfill/at the incinerator.


For half a penny per tray a different pigment would sort out the problem.why they won’t change their black plastic food trays (the type ready meals are sold in) to a different material so that they can be properly recycled. If you haven’t contacted your supermarket yet, there’s still time – and FoE’ve made it really easy to contact them through the website.





British bees are under threat from bee-harming pesticides called neonicotinoids.

The scientific evidence against these pesticides is growing all the time.

There are currently restrictions on some of these neonicotinoids (neonics), but they don't cover all crops and could be overturned next year.

Without a full ban, British bees could continue to decline.

Our government must support a complete, permanent ban on neonics.

Let's keep bee-harming pesticides out of our fields and gardens, for good.


Pledge to help local bees and receive your own action pack.




Use 100% Green Energy- and raise £50 for Friends of the Earth. Sign up for Good Energy at www.good-energy.co.uk/foe or call 0845 456 1640 - quoting Friends of the Earth.
 

 
Come along to one of the events on our meetings and events page.


Next FoE meeting:

Tuesday 12th September 8pm The Crown, St.Albans

 

More ways to get involved on the Meetings and Events page