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Our Shared Environment

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

Make ‘the Commitment’ for a healthy planet - Join in with this simple action ahead of the West Midlands Mayoral Elections in May. Our friends at The Commitment work to put climate change and the natural world higher up the political agenda, by collecting Commitments from the public and taking them to politicians, giving those in power a mandate to act. Like Peace […]
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’. But what on Earth is agroecology?  And […]
person holding a green plant Take Action on the Climate Emergency - 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 […]
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, […]
Join us to explore a Burning Issue - For the first part of this new year, Peace Hub will be returning to our theme a Burning Issue exploring: How can we respond to the Climate Emergency? Communities, governments and international bodies around the world are declaring a ‘climate emergency’. Here in Birmingham, our city council made a declaration in June 2019, with unanimous […]
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? […]
People Before Profit Keep taking action on the Climate Emergency - 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; […]
Building the New Normal? - During this time of lockdown, many people have been reflecting on what it all means for the environment, and for climate action. The public response to the Covid-19 crisis has shown that individuals, organisations and governments are willing to make significant and rapid changes when faced with a major threat. Can this translate into climate […]
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 […]
Make a Veg-Pledge - It can be difficult to know how to make a difference to the climate emergency in our own lives. One of the simplest and most effective things we can do is switch to a more plant-based diet.  Could you make a ‘veg pledge’ to eat plant-based food for a day? a week? a month? a […]