Photo: Birmingham and Fazeley canal. By Kris Davies CC2.0 BY-NC-SA
Our local environment is something we can all share and enjoy together. But the spaces we love are under threat from issues such as fracking, air pollution, and loss of green spaces. Together we can take action to protect and improve our shared environment.
Let’s celebrate and protect the places we love.
And by supporting others around the world to do the same, our efforts can add up to face the challenges of climate change. After latest UN climate talks in Poland, we can all help to keep the pressure on governments to stick to the promises they made in Paris in 2015.
Pop into Peace Hub, throughout January & February 2019 to:
- Find out more & have your say
- Add a local place you love to our interactive map
- Sign the Friends of the Earth petition on fracking
Latest Posts on Our Shared Environment
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