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CrowdLeaf Newsletter 30th October 2018 – CrowdLeaf
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CrowdLeaf Newsletter 30th October 2018

CrowdLeaf Newsletter 30th October 2018

Hello everyone and welcome to this weeks newsletter.

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Happy All Hallows Eve to you all from all of at CrowdLeaf and hope everyone enjoys the festivities.

A few ideas for what you could to do with those carved pumpkins before they go soggy is to compost them, or give them to nature and let the birds and animals take what they need as the weather gets colder. Try not to leave them on the floor however as hedgehogs get an upset tummy from pumpkin as much as they enjoy them.

If you fancy trying some roasted pumpkin seeds, a little suggestion is to try washing and then drying them, cover the seeds in some melted butter with a small amount salt and roast them for around 45mins on a baking tray, gas mark 6/200c!!

Also a reminder to check bonfires before they are lit for sleeping hedgehogs –

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If you have an article or photography you would like to share (some carved pumpkins would be great!) please contact us and we can see if we can share it on our next article.

Climate and Pollution

Air pollution is the new tobacco. Time to tackle this epidemic

Exhaust fumes from a car in Putney High Street in Putney, England. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

BP, Unilever and volkswagon among firms facing investor challenge over climate change policy

Expanding Bitcoin use will push global warming above 2C in two decades

Air Pollution: Half a million early deaths in Europe despite progress

European parliament approves sweeping ban on single-use plastics

Plastic pollution in oceans


Shell starts rollout of ultrafast electric car chargers in Europe

Electric car charger

Fracking halted in Lancashire after 17th earthquake in 9 days

Clean energy is cheap, surging – and headed for a fall

Wildlife and Conservation

Living Planet 2018: ‘Step up’ call over Welsh wildlife

Wildlife Trade: Why lion cubs are turning up across Europe

Adder extinction fear over ‘image problem’ in the UK

Britain’s busiest Autumn animals

A Red deer stag with a hind during rutting season © Dgwildlife/Getty

Climate change is ‘escalator to extinction’ for mountain birds

‘We’ve never seen this’: Massive glaciers shrinking rapidly

Scientists warn of trawler damage to coastal waters

Recycling and Sustainability

Plastics packaging tax to fund waste management from 2022


West Mersea childminder turns beach litter into poppies

‘Worst case’ of fly-tipping discovered

Kellogg’s UK announcement new sustainable strategy


Sunny fields Pumpkin Festival 20th – 31st October

Help Clean Southsea Beach 3rd November

Hampshire Farmers Market Oxford Street Southampton 3rd November

Portsmouth Green Drinks 8th November

Repair Cafe Portsmouth 17th November

Southampton Vegan Festival 17th November

Handy Websites

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.

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On behalf of CrowdLeaf,

Vicky & Ryan

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See you next time!

Vicky Wallis

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