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NEXT MEETING

The next meeting of the Central Lancashire group will be on Monday, 3rd September, 7.00 pm at Dice and Donuts, (opposite the side entrance of Preston railway station). Why don't you come along and see if you like us?

A great opportunity to listen to Dr Simon Pirani. His book, "Burning Up: a global history of fossil fuel consumption", traces "the inexorable increase in oil, gas and coal use since the mid 20th century - and shows how consumption growth accelerated since the discovery of global warming in the 1980s".

It's free, the Storey Arts Centre is only 2 minutes walk from the railway station in Meeting House Lane, Lancaster (LA1 1TH), so don't miss this chance.

PLEASE VISIT
www.frackfreelancashire.org
A website designed to share anti-fracking news and activities across Lancashire.

RURAL LANCASHIRE

SHALE GAS - FRIENDS OF THE EARTH'S VIEW...

Friends of the Earth believes that there are serious concerns about the environmental impact of the extraction of shale gas. Key among these is the impact on climate change of a further increase of greenhouse gases resulting from the burning of yet more fossil fuel. Investment in gas and oil extraction will detract from investment in renewable energy.
Other problems include the possible contamination of groundwater, the triggering of earth tremors, excessive water demand and the industrialisation of countryside.
It is essential that environmental and human health impacts of shale gas extraction are fully understood.

There is increasing concern among a growing number of other environmental groups about the development of shale gas exploration in Lancashire (and elsewhere in the UK).

See details about local opposition to shale gas drilling at the following site: FrackFreeLancashire


DON'T FAST TRACK FRACKING

The government is presently considering removing the necessity for fracking applications to go before local government planning boards. This will take away any democratic accountability for the development of fracking sites. Please register your objections here.

GREENSTUFF

Ethical Shopping Made Easy

Visit Accrington's community-owned eco shop. Their website is here.



Healthy Living

On the subject of shopping, you can buy health foods and alternative natural products for household and health care from Aphrodite in Priory Lane, Penwortham....or make an appointment to see an alternative medical practitioner....telephone 01772 746555.

Another good idea! Cut down on plastic waste by taking your empty washing-up liquid bottles (any sort) to be refilled with Ecover washing products at Aphrodite, Priory Lane, Penwortham.


Healthy Gardening

If you want to purchase plants from an environmentally friendly garden centre, try Ribblesdale Nurseries, Newsham Hall Lane, Woodplumpton, Preston. See their website here. "Our principles include using as few chemicals as possible (almost none) and all home-produced crops are grown in peat free compost.
We aim to promote wild life and their benefits.
Hopefully our practices encourage wild life at our nursery...
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