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 air pollution, poor waste management 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. As the latest UN climate talks happen this November, we can all help to keep the pressure on governments to stick to the promises they made in Paris in 2015.
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Home Matters Art Competition - Birmingham Friends of the Earth are running an art competition to highlight the issue of Climate Refugees, and Peace Hub is delighted to be one of the venues where a winning artwork will be displayed. Birmingham Friends of the Earth (BFoE) explain: “We are launching this art competition to try and encourage people to empathise […] What Parts of our Local Environment do you Love? - There are many parts of our local environment that we share and enjoy together, but sometimes take for granted. These spaces that we love are under threat from issues such as air pollution, poor waste management and loss of green spaces: our local environment needs us to stand up for it! It starts by sharing and […] How to engage with COP23 - On Tuesday 24 October we held a live Skype conversation Lindsey Fielder Cook, Representative on Climate Change at the Quaker United Nations Office. Lindsey will be attending the COP 23 United Nations climate conference in November 2017. Lindsey provided us with an update on the issues that will be on the table; the role that […] Take Action on Air Pollution - Photo: sunset in Aston by Martin Hartland CC2.0 BY-NC-SA As part of ‘Our Shared Environment’, we’re inviting you to tell us about the spaces within our local environment that you love. We’re also getting together to protect these spaces so that we and future generations can continue to share and enjoy them. One of the […] Our Shared Environment: Join In! - Photo: Lickey Hills near Birmingham, by Pete Ashton CC2.0-BY-NC We’re pleased to announce our theme here at Peace Hub from now until the Christmas break: Our Shared Environment: let’s celebrate and protect the places we love. Our local environment is something we can all share and enjoy together. But the spaces we love are under […] Sneak Peek at 2017 - We’re nearly at the end of 2016, and what a year it’s been! Now we look ahead to exciting plans for the year ahead. We’ve mapped out our focus themes for 2017 and are looking forward to sharing ideas with you about them, and standing together to take action. If any of these topic catch […] Use your Power for Good - Photo: Sampop S. Anti-Bullying Week & the Birmingham Week of Kindness are here! The theme of the week is ‘Power for Good’, and the Anti-Bullying Alliance are encouraging everyone to use their Power for Good by: “understanding the ways in which they are powerful” and “encouraging individual and collective action to stop bullying and create […] It’s our Birthday! - Many of us are feeling a bit down about the state of the world right now, but we have something small to celebrate: Peace Hub is 2 years old today: thanks to everyone who’s supported us to get this far! Our second year has been a busy one, spreading the word about peace & justice […] Even more Brum Peace & Justice Events this Autumn! - Some additions to the growing list of Peace & Justice events happing in Birmingham, autumn 2016! UpRising Leadership Courses for 19-25s 9 months, starting October & November 2016, Birmingham “UpRising Birmingham has TWO leadership development programmes for 19-25s this Autumn and we’d love your help to spread the word! Applications are now open for both programmes: to apply visit www.uprising.org.uk/apply. Our […] Making Peace in Brum this Autumn - Photo: Elliot Brown. A round up of peace-making events happening autumn 2016 in Birmingham: all are free, so find one that interests you and get involved! Film: This is Exile Thursday 8th September 19:30-21:00 at Two Snowhill “Birmingham, Wythall and Bourneville Amnesty International groups are presenting a film screening of “This is Exile” about refugees, […]