NEXT MEETING

Face to face meetings have begun again, staying outdoors for the time being. Watch this space for the date of the next meeting.

Hope for the Future (HFTF) is a climate communication charity that exists to support people all over the UK to engage their MPs on climate change, through free training, letter writing support and guidance, MP and policy research and so much more. We have over 7 years of experience of successfully engaging MPs on climate change, with over 90% of the MPs we've worked with going on to take at least one tangible action on climate change, from speaking at debates, to attending local events.

In September, HTFT launched a first of a kind programme focused on the Northwest of England, supported by IPPR North and UK Green Building Council, marked with our Housing for the Future Event. Throughout the programme, which will initially run until September 2022, HFTF hope to support as many constituents as possible across the Northwest of England to meet their MP on retrofit and home energy efficiency, calling for tangible, concrete action in parliament and locally, including a robust national retrofit strategy. If you are interested in engaging with this topic, you can get more information from Aislinn O'Toole, HFTF Constituency Support Officer, at aislinn.otoole@hftf.org.uk

Global Day of Climate Action, November 2021, held during the vital COP 26 climate talks taking place in Glasgow.

Many thousands of environmental supporters filled Glasgow itself while others tried to raise awareness on their own home patch.

Central Lancashire Friends of the Earth, Climate Action Preston and Greenpeace Preston joined together to organise a Climate Stroll through Preston and Leyland. We took our bears, gorillas and bees to symbolise the threat of climate change to our wildlife...and dolls to symbolise the threat to our children and grandchildren's futures. Our leaflets contained eight important "asks" for the UK Government....summarised in the most important ask of all..."Make tacking Climate Change an ABSOLUTE PRIORITY"

WHAT'S PLASTIC GOT TO DO WITH CLIMATE CHANGE? - PICTURES FROM OUR EVENT IN LEYLAND

Now probably more than at any other time, young people urgently need help to find work to secure a safe future for themselves and for the planet. Friends of the Earth have produced a detailed document outlining how Councils, Businesses, Education and Trades Unions can help achieve this. In order to read the in-depth report simply google "foe emergency plan green jobs".

We're facing an emergency - the biggest threat to our very existence and to much of the natural world we've ever seen. And yet our leaders are letting us down.

The solutions to the climate crisis are out there, and they're achievable. So join us to kickstart Climate Action Preston and connect with others who want to make these solutions a reality.

Climate Action Preston is gathering strength. See the latest plans and activities on facebook and twitter, or email us at climateactionpreston@gmail.com

FRACKING STILL A DANGER...

Fracking and similar oil and gas extraction processes haven't gone away. Stay watchful and keep in touch with developments on Ruth Hayhurst's DRILL OR DROP?, a highly respected, independent website which is funded entirely by donations.

WOODLAND TRUST

"Discover the latest challenges and successes for woods and trees, and find out how you can makes a difference."

The Woodland Trust can be found here.

FOOD FAIRNESS FOR ALL

Visit The Larder, Preston's community cafe at 50, Lancaster Road. You can be sure of a friendly welcome, good locally produced food, and all profits go to communities in need. You can find out all about it here.

THE BEAUTY OF RURAL LANCASHIRE

GREENSTUFF

Ethical Shopping Made Easy

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



Visit The Larder, Preston's community cafe on Lancaster Road. You can find out all about it here.




Eco friendly products for your home, your body, and your peace of mind.
Check out their website 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. Or find their Facebook page here.


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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