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Green is working

Construction worker with a green safety helmet

Photo: © istock

This Saturday, 13 October, at 1.30pm Cardiff Friends of the Earth will be queuing up at the Charles Street Job Centre, Cardiff under the banner 'Green is working' to remind politicians that the green economy is working.

Help stop fracking in Wales

Shale gas drilling rig next to a field of cabbages

Shale gas drilling rig near Southport © REAF

On 6 July 2012 a Planning Inquiry recommended that controversial exploratory drilling for shale gas should go ahead at the Llandow Industrial Estate, Vale of Glamorgan.

Stand up for Clean British Energy

Clean British Energy logo

Friends of the Earth want the Energy Secretary, Ed Davey, to put clean British energy at the heart of his upcoming Energy Bill.

The Chancellor, George Osborne, wants Britain to commit to new gas power stations. This will increase energy bills for decades and fuel climate change.

We must persuade MPs to tell Ed Davey to stand up to the Chancellor by backing clean British energy.

Incinerator planning decision delayed

Chimney with smoke coming out of it.

Photo: Chris Brown, Cardiff Friends of the Earth

Cardiff Council have withdrawn Viridor's application for discharging planning preconditions on the Cardiff incinerator from both the August and September planning meetings.

Cardiff Against the Incinerator (CATI) have submitted evidence backing up their claims that:

Land and autonomy in Costa Rica

Demonstrators carrying banners

Photo: Henry Picado, Friends of the Earth Costa Rica

On August 9 2012 the Indigenous Peoples National Front (FRENAPI) marched in San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica, to commemorate the second anniversary of the violent eviction of indigenous people from the Costa Rican National Assembly.

Stop pesticides harming bees

Bumblebee collecting necter

Photo: Chris Brown, Cardiff Friends of the Earth

Bees are in danger. There is growing evidence that pesticides harm bees' health and remove the food sources they need to survive.

The Government is putting together a new pesticides plan. The plan's first draft doesn't include any specific action to protect bees.

The Government should commit to:

Create wildflower places for bees

Bee Cause seed bomb

Thanks to you and others like you, we have reached our target of 5,000 “kisses” for the Bee Cause project. This lets us create 60 bee-friendly wild spaces across the UK.

Help make Britain bee-friendly by donating £5 today and as a thank you we’ll send you a seed bomb packed with hundreds of wildflower seeds and the nutrients to get them going.

Clean British Energy photo competition

People walking on a beach with wind turbines in the background

Photo: © Getty

Enter Friends of the Earth's Clean British Energy photo competition and you could win a year's free green electricity from Ecotricity or Good Energy.

The theme of the photo competition is renewable energy. We want stunning shots that capture things like:

Organic and Local food

Riverside market and the River Taff

Riverside Community Market, Cardiff. Photo: Lindsay Maiden, Cardiff Friends of the Earth

The way we produce and transport our food has a huge impact on our towns and our planet. Our desire to have huge quantities of cheap food including asparagus and tomatoes out of season means that:

Ditch the Cardiff waste incinerator

Chimney belching smoke 

Photo: Cardiff Friends of the Earth

The Ombudsman decided that the previous Cardiff council administration was guilty of maladministration because they failed to consult Cardiff people properly on the Cardiff incinerator planning application.

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