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Hayling Island Beach Microplastics Survey 2019

Date: Tuesday 24th September 2019

Time:  9:30am – 12:30pm

Location: Hayling Island Ferry, Ferry Road, Portsmouth

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Company of Makers have teamed up with Just One Ocean to conduct a microplastic survey on Hayling Island beach. So if you’re interested in learning more about microplastics in our marine environment then read on…..

The Big Microplastic survey is a collaborative citizen science project being undertaken by UK charity, Just One Ocean and the University of Portsmouth. The project began in July 2018 and numerous individuals and organisations from around the world have joined the programme.

This is not a project that it is time dependent. It is ongoing, with data gathered next year, or even in ten years, contributing to our scientific knowledge. So it doesn’t matter if you can’t do a survey because of the snow; it can wait until the snow clears.

This project is all about collecting data that we can use. The more we get the better, so please feel free to do as many surveys as you want, whenever you want.

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Ethiopia plants 350m trees in a day to help tackle climate crisis

National ‘green legacy’ initiative aims to reduce environmental degradation

The prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, plants a tree in Addis Ababa. Photograph: Aron Simeneh

Published on The Guardian website on the 29th July 2019

About 350m trees have been planted in a single day in Ethiopia, according to a government minister.

The planting is part of a national “green legacy” initiative to grow 4bn trees in the country this summer by encouraging every citizen to plant at least 40 seedlings. Public offices have reportedly been shut down in order for civil servants to take part.

The project aims to tackle the effects of deforestation and climate change in the drought-prone country. According to the UN, Ethiopia’s forest coverage was just 4% in the 2000s, down from 35% a century earlier.

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Climate Change Petition Call

By Ray Cobbett, from Havant Friends of the Earth
Published in the Portsmouth News on the 6th July 2019

 

The Town and Country Planning Association recently highlighted the importance of local councils in galvanising cross-community action to coordinate the response to climate change in their areas.

Almost 100 local authorities from Bristol to Brighton, Chichester, Portsmouth, Winchester and Hampshire County Council have either declared climate emergencies or are debating whether to do so.

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