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Walk or ride your bike when you can
If you have to go somewhere close consider riding your bike or walking there instead of using your car. It is better on the environment and keeps you fit.

Grow your own with Landshare

Landshare brings together people who have a passion for home-grown food, connecting those who have land to share with those who need land for cultivating food. Since its launch through River Cottage in 2009 it has grown into a thriving community of more than 55,000 growers, sharers and helpers.

It’s for people who:

  • Want to grow their own fruit and veg but don’t have anywhere to do it
  • Have a spare bit of land they’re prepared to share
  • Can help in some way – from sharing knowledge and lending tools to helping out on the plot itself
  • Support the idea of freeing up more land for growing
  • Are already growing and want to join in the community

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Calls for action over Southern Water’s sewage pollution of Langstone Harbour

POLLUTED Sewage is being pumped into Langstone Harbour

 By Jeff Travis
Published in the Portsmouth News on Monday 12th September 2011

PRESSURE is mounting on Southern Water to take immediate action to stop polluting Langstone Harbour.

Havant Borough Council will write to the firm to demand that action is taken as soon as possible to stop the illegal discharges from its pumping station at Fort Cumberland, Eastney.

Councillors are growing increasingly worried about the impact of the pollution and its possible impact on tourism and leisure businesses.

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Save the Mabira Forest in Uganda

Arched tree in the Mabira forest. Credit: S.A.Perez (Flickr)

Call on the Ugandan government to reverse its disastrous plan to turn the Mabira forest into a sugarcane plantation.

The government of Uganda is about to give away more than 7000 hectares (17000 acres) of the Mabira rainforest to the Sugar Corporation of Uganda which plans to cut down the trees and establish a sugarcane plantation.

This grant of free land would increase erosion, diminish fresh water supplies, destroy a cooling micro-climate and destroy habitats for hundreds of endangered species. It would also violate legal protections as stated in Ugandan law and international treaties.

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