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- Tyseley Incinerator Briefing Document for Birmingham City Councillors 25th June 2020The following briefing document was emailed to all Birmingham City Councillors. Briefing for Birmingham City Councillors 10th June 2020 From Birmingham Friends of the Earth Concerning the Tyseley Incinerator Our members live in all parts of Birmingham and we are writing this briefing because a contract for the council’s waste services has been advertised until […]
- Dinosaur Dudley Road widening scheme – take action! 18th June 2020The progress of the proposed £29 million A457 Dudley Road Highway “Improvement” scheme (aka widening scheme) has taken an interesting turn in the last couple of months. Birmingham City Council was poised to approve a report at its cabinet meeting on 21st April which would have given the go ahead for this damaging dual carriageway […]
- Black Lives Matter! 11th June 2020“Birmingham Friends of the Earth is an environmental campaigning organisation that places equality and justice at the core of what we do. We campaign to create a fairer and more sustainable Birmingham, We know that structural and systemic racism is deeply rooted in our society. Racism affects deprived communities in many ways. For example, ethnic […]
- Volunteers’ Week – A Celebration of Coming Together for a Common Cause! 2nd June 2020Volunteers’ Week 2020 runs from 1st – 7th of June and is an annual celebration of the contribution millions of people make by Volunteering in the UK every year. As well as helping others, volunteering has been shown to improve volunteers’ wellbeing. It’s human nature to feel good after helping someone out. Volunteering can also help you gain […]
- We Have to Plant Millions More Trees! #TogetherWeWill 20th May 2020When BtFL were invited to visit King Edward’s Boy’s School in Aston in February. We couldn’t have been more delighted. A group pf 15 students had chosen BTfL as their chosen environmental charity in Birmingham to support. The King Edward students in collaboration with a charity called Envision wanted to raise funds to enable BTfL […]
- Forest Tree Flowers and Fruits – look out for them on your walks 11th May 2020We all enjoyed the amazingly beautiful ornamental cherry blossom in April. But forest trees also have flowers and fruits, sadly not edible like cherries and apples. The yellow flowers of the purple Norway Maple turn into ‘helicopter wing’ seeds, the pollen from the Oak catkins contributes to creating acorns and the Ash produces hundreds of […]
- EcoPark Appeal 11th May 2020A huge thank you to everyone who donated to our EcoPark appeal - we have now met our target and have secured the funding we need to start building our exciting new Eco-Centre! This sustainable low-impact facility should take about 4 months to build, and will include a classroom/community space, office and volunteer kitchen facility. […]
- Government gives badgers a reprieve 5th March 2020The Wildlife Trusts delighted that vaccination gets priority in the fight against bovine tuberculosis Today the Government set out the next phase of their strategy to combat bovine tuberculosis. The Wildlife Trusts – who have campaigned for a halt to the badger cull ever since it began – are delighted with the Government’s new approach.
- The Wilder Side of Birmingham and the Black Country Can you catch it on camera? 21st January 2020The Birmingham and Black Country Wildlife Trust is running a year long photography competition in association with Wex Photo Video, with £1,000 in prizes up for grabs.