Green & Fair Recovery – what’s going on next week and how to get involved.

As we begin to re-build after the devastating effects of Coronavirus, we face a crossroads: do we go back to an economy that left us with widening gaps between rich and poor, huge health inequalities and hurtling towards climate and ecological breakdown? Now is a crucial moment to ensure the correct spending is dedicated towardsContinue reading “Green & Fair Recovery – what’s going on next week and how to get involved.”

Green and Fair Recovery Action Week: 5th to 11th October

This autumn the UK government will be setting the national budget for the next four years. It’s a crucial moment to ensure the correct spending is dedicated towards a green and fair recovery from the pandemic. We will be taking part on a week of action for a Green and Fair Recovery between 5th andContinue reading “Green and Fair Recovery Action Week: 5th to 11th October”

Forage for your supper, tentative steps into wild food.

Simon Eardley, April 2020 Foraging isn’t just about mushrooms in the autumn. Although we are in this strange time of Coronavirus lock down, we are all permitted a period of socially distanced exercise each day. Is there a woodland or another green space near you? A field, or verge (hopefully not mown down by over-zealousContinue reading “Forage for your supper, tentative steps into wild food.”

Friends of the Earth in 2019

Last night was our final meeting of the year followed by an informal AGM, but we never do anything normal in our group. We’ve now won awards for our campaigning the last two years, but what will 2020 bring? With a growing group of volunteers and supporters and more and more activities going on thanContinue reading “Friends of the Earth in 2019”

Iceland is buzzing

Employees at Iceland head office had quite the shock when their day was interrupted by the buzz of one of our very own Chester Friends of the Earth bees. Chester FoE Co-ordinator Helen made the trip to the Iceland Head Office in Deeside last week to represent Friends of the Earth Chester & District andContinue reading “Iceland is buzzing”

About Chester Friends of the Earth

Our group is friendly and welcoming for people of all ages, interests and backgrounds. We aim to support a variety of local and national campaigns and encourage links with other like-minded groups. Currently we are working on three main campaigns. On Plastics – our campaigns are  #StrawFreeChester; #PlasticFreeChester & #ZeroWasteChester After months of hard campaigning we achieved StrawContinue reading “About Chester Friends of the Earth”

CWAC follows other Councils in declaring a Climate Emergency

It’s been a big news week. Cheshire West and Chester Council yesterday declared a Climate Emergency. It was fantastic to hear a unanimous vote was passed in the first meeting of the newly elected and re-elected CWAC Council yesterday. People across the country and across the world have recognised the climate emergency and are takingContinue reading “CWAC follows other Councils in declaring a Climate Emergency”