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CrowdLeaf Newsletter 31st January 2019

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.

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vicky@crowdleaf.org.uk

ryan@crowdleaf.org.uk

On behalf of CrowdLeaf,

Vicky & Ryan

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