Cardiff

Anti-incinerator protest at March planning meeting

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Anti-incinerator protest

Members of Cardiff Friends of the Earth are inviting people to join them and other local residents in a demonstration outside Cardiff City Hall at 1.30 pm on Wednesday 11 March 2009, as the council's planning committee decides on proposals for a large waste incinerator in the city.

Objection to Cardiff incinerator planning application submitted

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Cardiff Friends of the Earth have submitted an objection to Viridor's planning application to Cardiff County Council Planning Department.

The objection, compiled for Cardiff Friends of the Earth by the South East Wales Friends of the Earth Waste Group, objects to the planning application on the following grounds:

Not just Cardiff Communities

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It is not just Cardiff, or even just South Wales, communities that will be adversely affected by the incinerator if Viridor's planning application is approved – communities in Cheltenham are concerned about the impact of the toxic fly ash from the Cardiff incinerator which will be dumped within 0.5km of some homes.

Green Santa delivers Christmas message from residents

Green Santa delivers message

Haf Elgar (Friends of the Earth Cymru), Councillor Gavin Cox, Heather Webber, Anne Greagsby (Green Santa), Adam Johannes, Jenni Swettenham, Colin Robinson, Julian Rosser, Councillor Martin Holland. Photo: Chris Brown, Cardiff Friends of the Earth.

256 HGV's needed every day to feed incinerator!

Incinerator chimney belching smoke

Photo: Chris Brown, Cardiff Friends pf the Earth

Viridor have admitted that in order to fill their 350,000 tonnes per year incinerator with rubbish will require an extra 256 waste lorries every day.

This is a 3 per cent increase in traffic congestion and pollution for Cardiff residents as the lorries bring in rubbish from all over south Wales to the site on Ocean Way.

Support the pedestrianisation of St Marys Street

Heavy traffic in St Mary Street, Cardiff

Heavy traffic in St Mary Street, Cardiff. Photo: Chris Brown, Cardiff Friends of the Earth.

** Campaign update **

Campaign success - The High Street and part of St Mary Street (to Guildhall Place) have now been pedestrianised. The section of St Mary Street from Guildhall Place to St Mary Street has been narrowed and made one-way.

This action is now closed. Thank you to everyone who took part.

Fete of the Earth 2008

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Our stall at the Fete of the Earth. Photo: Heather Webber, Cardiff Friends of the Earth

On Saturday 7th June, Cardiff Friends of the Earth ran a stall at the annual Fete of the Earth which was held in the Friary. Fete of the Earth is an environmental street festival organised by Cardiff Sustainable Education Network aimed at raising awareness of sustainability and how to combat climate change.

The Big Ask in Whitchurch

Members of Cardiff Friends of the Earth in Whitchurch, Cardiff

Members of the public sending The Big Ask postcards to their MPs. Photo: Chris Brown, Cardiff Friends of the Earth

** Campaign update **

Campaign success - The Climate Change Act is now law and includes three per cent year on year reductions in carbon emissions.

This action is now closed. Thank you to everyone who took part.

The Big Ask Live - Los Campesinos!

The Big Ask Live: Los Campesinos!, Cardiff Point, 4 June 2007

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Tom, guitarist with Los Campesinos!, lends his support to the Big Ask campaign. Photo: Lyndsey Maiden

This action is now closed. Thank you to everyone who took part

On 4th June Cardiff Friends of the Earth were invited by hot local prospects Los Campesinos! to spread the Big Ask message at their gig at The Point.

About us

About us

Who are Cardiff Friends of the Earth?

We are a local group of Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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