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CrowdLeaf Newsletter 31st January 2019

Hello and welcome to another CrowdLeaf newsletter.

We hope you are still keeping your new years resolutions so far this year! How many of you took the pledge to go vegan for Veganuary? How many of you will stick to it longer term? How amazing is it that there is a tasty alternative to most of our favourites these days guilt free of harming animals in any way?! We think that  it is a great achievement to help people make the change even if it is just cutting out some meat or dairy.

As the weather seems to be turning colder please leave food out for wildlife that will still be foraging for food. Also, check up on anyone you know who maybe vulnerable that may require some assistance if the weather becomes too bad. Bringing back some community spirit 🙂

Climate Change and Pollution

Trump fundamentally confuses climate change link with extreme cold weather: ‘Global Warming? Please come back fast, we need you!’

Muck-Spreading could be banned to reduce air pollution

A tractor in a field spreading manure.

Teenager activists takes School Strikes 4 Climate Action to Davos

Swedish youth climate activist Greta Thunberg

‘The Garden of Eden is no more’, David Attenborough warns Davos summit

Air pollution ‘as bad as smoking in increasing risk of miscarriage’

A pregnant woman

Billionaire gives most of his fortune to save the ocean from plastic

Wildlife and Conservation

Happy eco-campers: protecting wildlife in Cambodia

Sparrows and starlings suffer ‘alarming’ declines in gardens over past 40 years

Since 1979, the average number of starlings seen in the Big Garden Birdwatch has fallen by four-fifths

Deadly rabbit virus threatens UK brown hare population

European brown hare

Industry alliance sets out $1bn to tackle oceans plastic waste

Six in 10 wild coffee species endangered by habitat

An Ethiopian coffee farmer, 234 miles south-west of Addis Ababa, harvests his crop.

Recycling and Sustainability

Plastic pollution: Morrisons to trial 20p paper bags

UK shoppers get £30k in the first supermarket trial using reverse vending machines for plastic bottles

Llangollen mum’s crisp packet recycling drive

Mair Davies

Floating parks made from plastic waste could help communities tackle pollution

M&S plastic take-back recycling scheme launches in stores

M&S is encouraging shoppers to drop off empty containers that would otherwise get sent to landfill (Photo: Getty Images)

Events

South sea Beach Watch 2nd February

Natural Babies – Testwood Lakes 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th February

Southampton Repair Cafe 9th February

Southampton Vegan Fair 9th February

Youth Strike4Climate – Southampton 15th February

Repair Cafe Portsmouth 16th February

 

Handy Websites

Recycle Your Textiles – Fire Fighters

Ecological Footprint Calculator – How ecological are you? Find out here

Here is an great article with some great tips on living plastic free.

Check Out the Eco Collective who offer 100% vegan products and offer gluten free and organic produce.

Something we look to help businesses do in the future. If you are a business that is in the waste(not) business please get in touch –Mixed Plastic Banks In Southampton

Here is Southampton’s list on what to put into your blue lid recycling bin: What Can I Recycle?

Pledge Your Commitment To Improving Hampshires Recycling Habits

Hampshire Recycling

This brilliant website gives tips and ideas about food waste and how to reduce it.

Love Food Hate Waste

Instead of throwing out or bagging up (to gather dust) all those clothes children quickly grow out of this is a brilliant website to buy or sell unwanted children clothes. It is run by a busy mum who also knows what it’s like with ever growing children and the endless amount of clothes children accumulate.

‘Last year a quarter of the clothing we got rid of was simply thrown away. That’s a staggering 300,000 tonnes that went into landfill. So many of those items could have been re-used and enjoyed by a another child, instead of contributing to the destruction of the planet.

Contact us!

Please join us on Facebook, like and share with fellow environmental and wildlife enthusiasts where we will keep you up to date with climate change, sustainability as well as wildlife and conservation news plus anything else green.

We would also like to start adding a directory to our newsletter, making it more accessible for everyone to gain information, join other environmental groups or eco-friendly businesses that sell eco-friendly products. If you or someone you know are interested, please contact us. We can also help advertise and advise on any campaigns and fundraising events, with the option to advertise on our webpage, facebook and newsletters.

Equally if you have an article or blog which is relevant to the local or global cause of making the world cleaner and greener or feel there is an issue that could be part of a discussion, then feel free to send it over and we can publish it.

Contact us via our website:

http://crowdleaf.org.uk/

Look us up on Facebook or drop us an email:

vicky@crowdleaf.org.uk

ryan@crowdleaf.org.uk

On behalf of CrowdLeaf,

Vicky & Ryan

Please come and check out our store to support our cause and green community!

CrowdLeaf Store

Pollution Tracking Tools

London Air Pollution Live Data

Worldwide Pollution Live Data

See you next time!

CrowdLeaf Newsletter 9th January 2019

Hello and welcome to CrowdLeaf newsletter in 2019 – Happy New Year!

We hope you all had a great christmas and New Year.

Here at CrowdLeaf we are seeing this year as a doing year – being more active in making the world a cleaner, more environmentally friendly and sustainable place.

Did you miss the radio show with Xan philips and Ryan Carter on Voice FM last Thursday? No worries! you can catch up here.

Do you have an article or event you would like shared? Please get in contact and we will see how we can help!

Climate Change and Pollution

Southampton City Council drops Clean Air Zone Plans to charge vehicles

Costa Rica plans to be the first plastic-free AND carbon-free country in the world by 2021

Caroline Lucas urges parliament to ‘seriously consider’ tax on meat’

Murray Grey beef cattle in Perthshire, Scotland

UK health body calls for Copenhagen style bike-friendly streets

London nurseries to get air purifiers after toxic air concerns

Climate change and pollution among topics at BTYSTE

Toxic fumes threaten our children. We have to take on the pollution lobby

Children wearing smog pollution masks

‘Right to repair’ gathers force

US 2018 CO2 emissions saw biggest spike in years

Global warming of oceans equivalent to an atomic bomb per second

Wildlife and Conservation

The biggest issues for wildlife and Endangered Species in 2019

Wildlife officer adds a ‘Bee Brick’ to his home to help save Britain’s endangered bees

Bee and lavender

Children take part in biggest wildlife survey in schools

Fireworks banned on the Galapagos to protect wildlife

Recycling and Sustainability

Dutch eco initiative halves energy bills in first UK homes

Energiesprong homes in Nottingham

Caroline Lucas calls for action in Brighton recycling row

‘Ditch cling film and switch to soap’: 10 easy ways to reduce your plastics use in 2019

A plastic bottle littering a beach in Melbourne, Australia. More than 8m tonnes of plastic end up in our oceans each year.

Plastic bottle deposit scheme in UK proving hit with shoppers

Recycle your textiles – The Fire Fighters Charity

Events

Repair Cafe Portsmouth 19th January

Winter open day and January sale – Southampton Scrapstore 19th January

South sea Beach Watch 2nd February

Handy Websites

Ecological Footprint Calculator – How ecological are you? Find out here

Here is an great article with some great tips on living plastic free.

Check Out the Eco Collective who offer 100% vegan products and offer gluten free and organic produce.

Something we look to help businesses do in the future. If you are a business that is in the waste(not) business please get in touch –Mixed Plastic Banks In Southampton

Here is Southampton’s list on what to put into your blue lid recycling bin: What Can I Recycle?

Pledge Your Commitment To Improving Hampshires Recycling Habits

Hampshire Recycling

This brilliant website gives tips and ideas about food waste and how to reduce it.

Love Food Hate Waste

Instead of throwing out or bagging up (to gather dust) all those clothes children quickly grow out of this is a brilliant website to buy or sell unwanted children clothes. It is run by a busy mum who also knows what it’s like with ever growing children and the endless amount of clothes children accumulate.

‘Last year a quarter of the clothing we got rid of was simply thrown away. That’s a staggering 300,000 tonnes that went into landfill. So many of those items could have been re-used and enjoyed by a another child, instead of contributing to the destruction of the planet.

Contact us!

Please join us on Facebook, like and share with fellow environmental and wildlife enthusiasts where we will keep you up to date with climate change, sustainability as well as wildlife and conservation news plus anything else green.

We would also like to start adding a directory to our newsletter, making it more accessible for everyone to gain information, join other environmental groups or eco-friendly businesses that sell eco-friendly products. If you or someone you know are interested, please contact us. We can also help advertise and advise on any campaigns and fundraising events, with the option to advertise on our webpage, facebook and newsletters.

Equally if you have an article or blog which is relevant to the local or global cause of making the world cleaner and greener or feel there is an issue that could be part of a discussion, then feel free to send it over and we can publish it.

Contact us via our website:

http://crowdleaf.org.uk/

Look us up on Facebook or drop us an email:

vicky@crowdleaf.org.uk

ryan@crowdleaf.org.uk

On behalf of CrowdLeaf,

Vicky & Ryan

Please come and check out our store to support our cause and green community!

CrowdLeaf Store

Pollution Tracking Tools

London Air Pollution Live Data

Worldwide Pollution Live Data

See you next time!

CrowdLeaf Newsletter 27th July 2018

Welcome to this weeks newsletter!

Finally seeing a bit of rain after so much sun – although I don’t think were out of the woods yet. Stay hydrated and keep safe. 🙂

Check out what the UK looks like here with the lack of rain recently.

Here are some more beautiful images taken by Ann-Marie Britton.

Don’t Forget if you have an event of article you would like us to share please get in contact and we will see if we can help!

I (Vicky) am organising a plogging/litter pick on the 12th of August which I would like to make a regular monthly thing- time and destination to be confirmed. Contact either myself or Ryan if you are interested and we can pick our first destination.

Climate Change and Pollution

Climate Change Driven By Humans Made Heatwave ‘Twice As Likely’

Regular heatwaves ‘will kill thousands’

High Pollution Wanted Issued In London Amid Heatwave

Cargo Ship Still Aground Off Caithness

Climate change Is Happening Right Before Our Eyes And Heres The Proof

Recycled Packaging ‘May End Up In Landfill’ Warns Watchdog

Energy

Decision Announced On The Hydraulic Fracturing Consent Application By Cuadrilla Bowland LTD

Wildlife and Conservation

Lions Attack Sole Rhino Survivor Of Bungled Kenyan Park Relocation

Protection For Dolphins And Seabirds ‘Weaker Under Brexit Plans’

7 Things You Can Do Right Now To Help Garden Wildlife During the heatwave

Recycling and Sustainability

TerraCycle Helps You Recycle Wine Corks, Batteries And other Non-recyclables

Adidas Will Only Use Recycled Plastics By 2024

Bladeless Wind Turbines Could Be The Future Of Wind Energy

This Company Makes Toys Out Of Recycled Plastic

Events

New Forest Festival 27th July

Greenpeace Plastics Campaigning 28th July

South sea Wildlife Watch 4th August

Hampshire Farmers Market Oxford Street 4th August

Walk In The Woods With Animals Asia 18th August

Handy Websites

Check Out the Eco Collective who offer 100% vegan products and offer gluten free and organic produce.

Something we look to help businesses do in the future. If you are a business that is in the waste(not) business please get in touch –Mixed Plastic Banks In Southampton

Here is Southampton’s list on what to put into your blue lid recycling bin: What Can I Recycle?

Pledge Your Commitment To Improving Hampshires Recycling Habits

Hampshire Recycling

This brilliant website gives tips and ideas about food waste and how to reduce it.

Love Food Hate Waste

Instead of throwing out or bagging up (to gather dust) all those clothes children quickly grow out of this is a brilliant website to buy or sell unwanted children clothes. It is run by a busy mum who also knows what it’s like with ever growing children and the endless amount of clothes children accumulate.

‘Last year a quarter of the clothing we got rid of was simply thrown away. That’s a staggering 300,000 tonnes that went into landfill. So many of those items could have been re-used and enjoyed by a another child, instead of contributing to the destruction of the planet.’

Loopster

Contact us!

Please join us on Facebook, like and share with fellow environmental and wildlife enthusiasts where we will keep you up to date with climate change, sustainable and wildlife and conservation news and anything else green.

We would also like to start adding a directory to our newsletter, making it more accessible for everyone to gain information, join other environmental groups or eco-friendly businesses that sell eco-friendly products. If you or someone you know are interested, please contact us. We can also help advertise and advise on any campaigns and fundraising events, with the option to advertise on our webpage, facebook and newsletters.

Equally if you have an article or blog which is relevant to the local or global cause of making the world cleaner and greener or feel there is an issue that could be part of a discussion, then feel free to send it over and we can publish it.

Contact us via our website:

http://crowdleaf.org.uk/

Look us up on Facebook or drop us an email:

vicky@crowdleaf.org.uk

ryan@crowdleaf.org.uk

On behalf of CrowdLeaf,

Vicky & Ryan

Please come and check out our store to support our cause and green community!

CrowdLeaf Store

Pollution Tracking Tools

London Air Pollution Live Data

Worldwide Pollution Live Data

See you next time!

Newsletter for the weekend of 11th-13th of May 2018

Hello and welcome to another CrowdLeaf newsletter 🙂 Vicky is away this week, usual service will resume when she’s back.

This weeks newsletter is jam packed full of green and sustainable goodness.

With two guest articles coming out in the last week, I point to the upcoming event as listed below, the Brave New World Variety Show Shindig and another fantastic company doing great things to make the world just that little bit more sustainable ‘The Eco Collective’ a fully vegan Supermarket for good.

Firstly our usual plea, anyone or any company who is organising green events, sells sustainable products or any other variation thereof is welcome to contact us about working together on boosting the green community and economy. As part of this we are also restocking our store and are looking for local providers to link up with our store so if you are interested, please email us.

This week just like the last has had some pretty interesting developments. Solar reached a peak at 28.5% of the UK’s energy this early May bank holiday weekend, producing more energy than nuclear and gas powered energy plants.

Again, there are some great events going on this month so please check them out and get involved. Once again last week Ryan @rwscarter was back on the airwaves to discuss all things green and sustainable with Xan Philips, you can listen again here.

The War On Plastic


Government unveils plans for business-backed plastics innovation hub

As mentioned in last weeks newsletter –

Supermarkets appear to be coming forward to tackle a problem that kays at their door, plastic waste from packaging. 

Now Morrisons is trialling bring your own tupperware to reduce plastic waste.

Climate Change and Pollution

UK’s Most Polluted Towns And Cities Revealed

A general view of the steelworks in Port Talbot

Terra watch: Rocks Could Have A Role In Combating Climate Change

AB InBev – the world’s largest brewer orders 800 hydrogen-electric trucks

Energy

Solar on a sunny afternoon

Solar reached peak energy so far this year, on the hottest Early May bank holiday on record.

solar power

Wildlife and Conservation

 

In pictures: Kenya’s coastal conservation heroes

Whitley awards for nature conservation 2018 winners – in pictures

British Ecological Society, answers the questions of Government Europa Quarterly about the importance of biodiversity and conservation efforts across Europe.

Recycling and Sustainability

Storage And Organisation Ideas For Recycling Centers

Morrisons is to allow customers to bring their own tupperware for food storage to avoid unnecessary plastic. 

Heathrow will recycle all disposable coffee cups that are sold and discarded onsite by the end of the year

NGO’s and Campaigners wrote the policy makers to stop non recyclable waste incineration being treated as renewable energy generation. 

Events

Swanage Pier Dive And Litter Pick 12th May

Southdowns Green Fair 13th may

Big Green Wheels 18th May

Brave New World Variety Show Shindig in Southampton – 18th May

Repair Cafe 19th May

Sholing Valley’s Spring Fayre 2018 19th May

Tools And Tips For Reducing Plastic 24th May

Environmental Rock 28th May

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Clean Air Day 21st June

Handy Websites

Something we look to help businesses do in the future. If you are a business that is in the waste(not) business please get in touch –Mixed Plastic Banks In Southampton

Here is Southampton’s list on what to put into your blue lid recycling bin: What Can I Recycle?

Pledge Your Commitment To Improving Hampshires Recycling Habits

Hampshire Recycling

This brilliant website gives tips and ideas about food waste and how to reduce it.

Love Food Hate Waste

Instead of throwing out or bagging up (to gather dust) all those clothes children quickly grow out of this is a brilliant website to buy or sell unwanted children clothes. It is run by a busy mum who also knows what it’s like with ever growing children and the endless amount of clothes children accumulate.

‘Last year a quarter of the clothing we got rid of was simply thrown away. That’s a staggering 300,000 tonnes that went into landfill. So many of those items could have been re-used and enjoyed by a another child, instead of contributing to the destruction of the planet.’

Loopster

Contact us!

Please join us on Facebook, like and share with fellow environmental and wildlife enthusiasts where we will keep you up to date with climate change, sustainable and wildlife and conservation news and anything else green.

We would also like to start adding a directory to our newsletter, making it more accessible for everyone to gain information, join other environmental groups or eco-friendly businesses that sell eco-friendly products. If you or someone you know are interested, please contact us. We can also help advertise and advise on any campaigns and fundraising events, with the option to advertise on our webpage, facebook and newsletters.

Equally if you have an article or blog which is relevant to the local or global cause of making the world cleaner and greener or feel there is an issue that could be part of a discussion, then feel free to send it over and we can publish it.

Contact us via our website:

http://crowdleaf.org.uk/

Look us up on Facebook or drop us an email:

vicky@crowdleaf.org.uk

ryan@crowdleaf.org.uk

On behalf of CrowdLeaf,

Vicky & Ryan

Please come and check out our store to support our cause and green community!

CrowdLeaf Store

Pollution Tracking Tools

London Air Pollution Live Data

Worldwide Pollution Live Data

See you next time!

CrowdLeaf Newsletter – The War On Plastic and Recycling News – 29th January 2018

Welcome to the first edition of our bi-weekly newsletters.

In this first edition, there’s great articles on how people around the world and the UK are recycling and reducing plastic pollution by making kayaks, Co-op group are producing fully biodegradable tea bags and an eco-friendly company producing plastic free packaging made from mushrooms.

In our Wildlife and Conservation news, the UK’s bat species are ‘recovering or stable’ and take a look at the rare Red Sandfish that was found in Tasmania.

If you feel like joining in the cause to help the environment check out our events section for talks on Marine Life, beach cleans and volunteer days.

Please give your views for this consultation on the draft Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Bill. There is a deadline ending 31st January 2018. ‘The Bill reflects the principle of animal sentience in domestic law and increases the maximum sentences for animal cruelty tenfold, from six months to five years in England and Wales.’ – Consultation On The Animal Welfare Bill

Please join us in signing the petition to help the WWF Stop Ivory Trade in the UK.

The War On Plastic and Recycling News

Plastic Sea Pollution To Be Recycled Into Kayaks

Plastic Pollution Is ‘Killing Corals’ By Increasing Risk Of Disease In Reefs

Local Tackle Tide Of Beach Plastic In Mumbai

Southampton Restaurant Owner Run By Master Chef Winner Will Ban Plastic Straw

Free Water Refill Points Rolled Out To Cut Waste

UK Opposes Strong EU Recycling Targets Despite Plastics Pledge

Sustainability News

Co-op Eco Friendly Plastic Free Teabags

Teaching Sustainability In Schools Through The Arts

Mexico Solar Justice

Plastic Free Mushroom Packaging

Wildlife And Conservation News

Rare Red Sandfish Found In Tasmania

Most UK Bat Species ‘Recovering Or Stable’ – BBC News

Shock As Rare ‘Male’ Vulture Lays An Egg At Wildlife Sanctuary

Protest For Texas Wildlife Refuge At Ground Zero Of Trumps Border Wall

Police Under Fire For Suggesting Suspension Of Badger Welfare Law

Paris Zoo Shut As 50 Baboons Escape

Events

Greenpeace Meeting And Quiz 20th February

Marine Life Talk Southampton 1st February

Meet The Rangers At Weston Shore – 11th February

Showing Valleys Volunteer Day 25th February

Moonlight Owl Prowl 1st March

Great British Spring Clean 2nd March

Lepe Beach Clean 3rd March

Handy Websites

Something we look to help businesses do in the future. If you are a business that is in the waste(not) business please get in touch –Mixed Plastic Banks In Southampton

Pledge Your Commitment To Improving Hampshires Recycling Habits

Hampshire Recycling

This brilliant website gives tips and ideas about food waste and how to reduce it.

Love Food Hate Waste

Organic Veg Box Finder – Soil Association

Instead of throwing out or bagging up (to gather dust) all those clothes children quickly grow out of this is a brilliant website to buy or sell unwanted children clothes. It is run by a busy mum who also knows what it’s like with ever growing children and the endless amount of clothes children accumulate.

‘Last year a quarter of the clothing we got rid of was simply thrown away. That’s a staggering 300,000 tonnes that went into landfill. So many of those items could have been re-used and enjoyed by a another child, instead of contributing to the destruction of the planet.’

Loopster

 Contact us!

Please join us on Facebook, like and share with fellow environmental and wildlife enthusiasts where we will keep you up to date with climate change, sustainable and wildlife and conservation news and anything else green.

We would also like to start adding a directory to our newsletter, making it more accessible for everyone to gain information, join other environmental groups or eco-friendly businesses that sell eco-friendly products. If you or someone you know are interested, please contact us. We can also help advertise and advise on any campaigns and fundraising events, with the option to advertise on our webpage, facebook and newsletters.

Equally if you have an article or blog which is relevant to the local or global cause of making the world cleaner and greener or feel there is an issue that could be part of a discussion, then feel free to send it over and we can publish it.

Contact us via our website:

http://crowdleaf.org.uk/

Look us up on Facebook or drop us an email:

vicky@crowdleaf.org.uk

ryan@crowdleaf.org.uk

On behalf of CrowdLeaf,

Vicky

Please come and check out our store to support our cause and green community!

CrowdLeaf Store

 

Pollution Tracking Tools

London Air Pollution Live Data

Worldwide Pollution Live Data