Who’s trashing the planet?


The production of all the goods we buy and use is putting the Earth under dangerous strain – from the depletion of natural resources, such as water and minerals, to toxic pollution. You can help our researchers by telling us about products you think have an unnecessary impact on the environment. Which products or companies are trashing the planet?

Best Wishes, Rita @ Friends of the Earth

Things to do in Exeter

Two Events: this Saturday, next Saturday

Two upcoming events for the next two Saturdays: Really Really Free Market Occupy Exeter – Cathedral Green Saturday 31st December 2011 2pm to 5pm

Unwanted presents? Old books to get rid of? CDs, clothes, jewellery, stuff? Bring it down to the Occupation on New Year’s Eve, and somebody else can make use of it. Tell all your friends. Simple!

Do Little Club Meeting – 7th Jan 2012 Occupy Exeter – Cathedral Green Saturday 7th January 2012 10am to 12 noon One way towards a moneyless world is to descale our impact on the world by living a simpler lifestyle. … To start the process of removing from our lives those things that we don’t really need. For most of us this is not easy. This is why a club – providing mutual support and creative discussion – might be a fruitful way forward.

Hope you can come along to these events.

From: Maurice Maurice Spurway su3052@eclipse.co.uk 07801 136937

Lighter Later campaign

Here’s a campaign calling for cutting carbon emissions by changing time.

This is from their website:

The Lighter Later campaign is coordinated by 10:10, as part of our aim to help the world rise to the challenge of climate change. We inspire and enable individuals and organisations from across society to make ambitious carbon cuts, starting with a 10% reduction in a year. 10:10 started in the UK in September 2009, and now has over 100,000 participants in 186 countries

We want a three-year trial in which the clocks in Great Britain shift forward by one hour throughout the year – to GMT+1 in winter and GMT+2 in summer. This model is also known as Single Double Summer Time (SDST).

Because shifting an hour of daylight from the mornings to the evenings will mean that more people are awake when the sun is out. Changing the clocks in this way would cut our carbon emissions by at least 447,000 tonnes every year, save around 80 lives on the road, create 60,000–80,000 new jobs, cut crime and give us more time for sport, barbecues and other outdoor activities.

To find out more go to http://www.lighterlater.org/faq.html