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Be inspired at pioneering eco centre’s green fair

Christine Seaward cannot wait for the South Downs Green Fair at the Sustainability Centre

Published on the Portsmouth News website on the 5th May 2017

 

FINAL preparations are being made for a celebration of all things green.

The Sustainability Centre, near Clanfield, Waterlooville, is hosting its annual Green Fair on Sunday.

More than 3,000 people are expected to attend the event, which will see music, literature and workshops combine for a great family day out.

Organiser Christine Seaward said: ‘South Downs Green Fair brings summer into view and helps banish the winter blues.

‘This celebration of all things green has a real festival feel about it.

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Say goodbye to single-use plastics

There could soon be more plastic than fish in our seas

Published on the Portsmouth News website on the 3rd May 2017

Story by Dr. Sue Kinsey from the Marine Conservation Society

 

WITH more plastic than fish in our seas a possibility by 2050 according to some predictions, our reliance on plastic in all its forms is clear.

To highlight just what a plastic pickle we’re in, the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) is once again throwing down the gauntlet to the public to take on the Plastic Challenge throughout June.

MCS, the UK’s leading marine charity, supported by water filtration company BRITA UK, is asking people to give up single-use plastics for a whole month.

The challenge is to say goodbye to conveniences like pre-packed sandwiches, ready meals and plastic-bottled drinks for a day, a week or, if they can manage it, the whole of June.

TV presenter Simon Reeve is an ambassador for the challenge.

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Objections to drill for oil in park maintained after worries about ‘unacceptable risk’ to drinking water

Campaigners want to protect drinking water from the Havant and Bedhampton Springs.

Published on the Portsmouth News website on the 2nd May 2017
Story by Tamara Siddiqui

 

TWO influential bodies have stepped up their objections against the UK Oil and Gas (UKOG) bid to drill for oil in the South Downs National Park.

Portsmouth Water and the Environment Agency said the development, in Markwells Wood, could pose an ‘unacceptable risk’ to the drinking water at Havant and Bedhampton Springs.

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