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Take Action on the Climate Emergency

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A round up of online actions you can currently take on the climate emergency – personal, local, national and international: Personal Action Eco Action Families have made a great video explaining some simple personal actions that you can take, including switching to a renewable energy provider and choosing a bank that invests sustainably. They then […]

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Tyseley: Refuse, Rethink, Recycle

Let’s challenge Birmingham City Council to stop burning 75% of the waste that they collect from households and businesses. Tyseley Incinerator is where Birmingham’s general waste is currently burned – the plant is the biggest single source of carbon dioxide emissions in the city.  The contract for this rubbish burning will soon be running out, […]

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Peace Hub Temporarily Closed (Update)

Peace Hub is temporarily closed, to help reduce the spread of Covid-19. At the beginning of 2021 Peace Hub remains temporarily closed – this closure will continue as long as Birmingham is under tier 3 restrictions or higher. You can continue to join in with our peace & social justice themes online. We’re sorry to […]

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Can Fairtrade help tackle Modern Slavery?

In the run up to Christmas, we can easily get caught up in the season of consumption. As part of a more simple and mindful approach, buying Fairtrade gifts and treats can support growers and producers around the world to get a fair deal for their labour. Sadly, our friends at Carrs Lane Fairtrade Shop […]

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Act Local: Support Independent Businesses

As part of our theme Think Global, Act Local, Get Equal we’ve highlighted the ways that large banks and multi-national companies help to maintain a system that concentrates money in the hands of the rich, including by using tax-havens. But what’s the alternative? To support local, independent businesses! There are many local businesses in Birmingham, […]

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Make your Money Work for Good

Our theme Think Global, Act Local, Get Equal is all about economic equality. One aspect of this topic that affects us all is banking: banks invest your money—mostly in big business and other banks & financial institutions. Who is looking after your money, and how much do you know about what they do with it? […]

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Keep taking action on the Climate Emergency

People Before Profit

Our theme A Burning Issue is coming to an end – but the issue of climate change isn’t going away, and there are many ways to keep taking action: Support Fridays for Future by joining the digital strike each week; Join the upcoming Earth, Climate & Birmingham online workshops organised by our friends at Footsteps; […]

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Agroecology: What is it & Why support it?

Image: USDA CC BY 2.0 There are lots of small actions we can all take to eat more sustainably.  But to make the big changes we need to feed everyone whilst also maintaining our environment, our food systems need to change.  A sustainable approach to this called ‘Agroecology’. The Agriculture Bill will be debated in […]

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Keep supporting Fridays for Future

You can continue to support Fridays for Future via the Digital Strike. Young people have been showing leadership in taking action on the climate emergency through schools strikes on Fridays, and are asking adults to support them in this. Digital Strike was started to allow people who couldn’t physically take part in a strike to […]

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