Friends of the Earth Cardiff - Europe http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/taxonomy/term/579/all en Protect our nature sites http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/protect-our-nature-sites <p><img src="/files/foecardiff/images/Castell-Coch.jpeg" alt="Castell Coch and beech wood" width="500" height="394" /></p> <p><em>Photo: Chris Brown, Cardiff Friends of the Earth</em></p> <p>Nature sites like the Beech Woods near Castell Coch, Cardiff are protected by European laws. These laws and the wildlife they protect are now under threat because they are being reviewed by the European Commission.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/protect-our-nature-sites">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/protect-our-nature-sites#comments Nature Europe European Union Thu, 10 Dec 2015 15:24:24 +0000 Chris 605 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Free Vadim Shebanov http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/free-vadim-shebanov <p><img width="500" height="345" alt="Man being led away by two riot policemen" src="/files/foecardiff/images/Ukraine_arrest.jpg" /></p> <p>Photo: Friends of the Earth Ukraine/Зелений світ.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/free-vadim-shebanov">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/free-vadim-shebanov#comments archive Democracy Europe Ukraine Wed, 05 Feb 2014 18:42:50 +0000 Chris 591 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk LEGO buys wind turbines http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/lego-buys-wind-turbines <p><img width="500" height="362" alt="Lego model wind turbine" src="/files/foecardiff/images/Lego_wind_turbine.gif" /></p> <p>Cardiff Friends of the Earth welcome the decision by LEGO's parent company to buy almost a third of a German offshore wind power project. This will allow LEGO to add a label to its boxes saying that it uses wind energy.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/lego-buys-wind-turbines">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/lego-buys-wind-turbines#comments Climate and Energy Denmark energy Europe Germany Sat, 25 Feb 2012 09:14:56 +0000 Chris 504 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Save Sumava National Park http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/save-sumava-national-park <p><img width="400" height="266" src="/files/foecardiff/images/Sumava_National_Park.jpeg" alt="Four policemen carrying a protester in forest." /></p> <p>Czech police carrying away a protestor. <em>Photo: Hnutí DUHA - Přátelé Země Česká republika</em></p> <p>Please join Friends of the Earth Czech Republic in calling on their government to abandon plans to cut down large areas of previously protected forest rich in biodiversity and home to endangered wildlife.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/save-sumava-national-park">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/save-sumava-national-park#comments archive Nature Czech Republic Europe nature Sat, 06 Aug 2011 06:54:33 +0000 Chris 426 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Tell Euro MPs to put their best hoof forward http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/tell-euro-mps-put-their-best-hoof-forward <p><img width="313" height="200" alt="Black and white cow" src="/files/foecardiff/images/cow.jpg" />&nbsp;</p> <p><em>&copy; stock.xchng</em></p> <p>Thousands across Europe have joined us in calling for planet-friendly farming in Europe's farm policy reform. Because of this MEPs have accepted the need to:</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/tell-euro-mps-put-their-best-hoof-forward">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/tell-euro-mps-put-their-best-hoof-forward#comments archive Food Europe European Union food nature Sun, 22 May 2011 06:16:20 +0000 Chris 409 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Show your opposition to GM crops in Europe http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/show-your-opposition-gm-crops-europe <p><img width="142" height="163" src="/files/foecardiff/images/Stop-the-crop-logo_small.jpg" alt="Evil corn on the cob with a &quot;Stop the Crop&quot; logo" /></p> <p>In March the European Commission gave the go ahead to the first genetically modified crop to be grown in Europe since 1998. This decision has been condemned by Friends of the Earth Europe.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/show-your-opposition-gm-crops-europe">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/show-your-opposition-gm-crops-europe#comments archive Food Europe European Union food Tue, 05 Oct 2010 22:55:59 +0000 Chris 331 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk COP out at Copenhagen - the struggle for climate justice continues http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/cop-out-copenhagen-struggle-climate-justice-continues <p><img width="400" height="400" alt="UN logo - overheating world" src="/files/foecardiff/images/UN_climate_change_talks.jpg" /></p> <p>Thank you to everyone who took action over the 2009 Convention of the Parties (COP) climate change talks in Copenhagen. There was a fantastic turn out of Cardiff Friends of the Earth supporters for The Wave rally in London the weekend before the talks started. Some members of the group also traveled to Copenhagen for the talks.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/cop-out-copenhagen-struggle-climate-justice-continues">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/cop-out-copenhagen-struggle-climate-justice-continues#comments archive Climate and Energy climate change Denmark Europe Fri, 01 Jan 2010 13:47:40 +0000 Chris 255 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Trick or Treat - Which will we get at Copenhagen? http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/trick-or-treat-which-will-we-get-copenhagen <p><img width="480" height="321" alt="Politicians sitting at a table decorated with a Halloween pumpkin" src="/files/foecardiff/images/2TorT_hightable2.jpg" /></p> <p>Cardiff politicians at the Trick or Treat event. <em>Photo: Julian Rosser, Cardiff Friends of the Earth</em></p> <p><strong>This action is now closed. Thank you to everyone who took part.</strong></p> <p>Come and grill your politicians on climate change! We have organised a question-time style Halloween event to talk to our politicians about the international climate talks in Copenhagen this December.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/trick-or-treat-which-will-we-get-copenhagen">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/trick-or-treat-which-will-we-get-copenhagen#comments archive Climate and Energy climate change Denmark Europe Wed, 28 Oct 2009 13:03:16 +0000 grrrowl 248 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Fix the Food Chain http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/fix-food-chain <p><img width="313" height="180" src="/files/foecardiff/images/fix_the_food_chain.jpg" alt="fix the food chain logo" /></p> <p>The meat and the dairy industry produces more climate-changing emissions than every plane, train and car on the planet. The food chain links factory farms in the UK to the rainforests of South America where huge soy plantations are wiping out wildlife and making climate change worse.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/fix-food-chain">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/fix-food-chain#comments archive Food Europe food South America Fri, 18 Sep 2009 11:35:41 +0000 grrrowl 234 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Ask for EU recycling targets http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/ask-eu-recycling-targets <p><img alt="James Maiden, handing Councillor Simon Wakefield a bottle at City Hall" src="/files/foecardiff/image_1052.jpg" /></p> <p>Cardiff Friends of the Earth Coordinator, James Maiden, handing Chair of the Environmental Scrutiny Committee, Simon Wakefield, a Message in a Bottle. <em>Photo: Lyndsay Maiden.</em></p> <h2>Ask for EU recycling targets</h2> <p>The European Union is currently reviewing its main waste law, the Waste Framework Directive. There is a disagreement between the European Parliament and the EU member states over what should be in it.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/ask-eu-recycling-targets">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/ask-eu-recycling-targets#comments archive Waste Europe European Union waste Sat, 01 Jan 2005 00:00:00 +0000 admin 29 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk