Watch “Mother” at the Docking Station

Population Matters and Ealing Friends of the Earth invite you to a showing of Mother, an eye-opening documentary about population growth on Saturday 26 October, from 7pm at the Docking Station.

Mother

Mother is a groundbreaking and award-winning film that reveals the compelling challenges we face in a world of 7 billion. It tells the story of Beth, an American mother and child’s right activist, and her journey to make sense of how and why the empowerment of women and girls around the world is so intricately linked to our fate on this fragile planet. Mother features world-renowned experts to help explain one of the most persistent controversies in our culture that touches gender equity, religion, reproductive health and the environment. It is a film of hope and shows the strength of the human spirit to make a better world.

After the film there will be a panel-led discussion of the issues. Entry free (donations welcome). Pay bar.

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Abundance London’s Fruit Day

Friends of the Earth have a stall for the Bee Cause at Abundance London’s annual Fruit Day. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5th 11-3pm at St Michaels & All Angels, Bedford Park (nearest tube station, Turnham Green).

Abundance is a project to harvest the seasonal glut of local fruit (apples, pears, plums, quinces, cherries, grapes…) and make use of it while educating. You can bring your own fruit to add to the fun.

Abundance Fruit Fair

Friends of the Earth: Call for ambitious recycling targets

Recycling is great. It creates jobs and reduces our impact on the environment.

And you know what is great for increasing recycling? Recycling targets.

They may not sound fun, but they work. Without high targets loads of valuable materials go to be buried or burnt.

The EU is reviewing its recycling targets. Now is our chance to ask Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik for higher recycling targets.

The consultation ends on 10 September so we don’t have long.

Add your name to the petition.

Hounslow and Brentford Friends of the Earth Bee Walk

Why is Friends of the Earth campaigning on bees?

Because bees are in trouble

Bee numbers in Britain have fallen dramatically in recent years. Three bumblebee species are already extinct.

Many factors are causing bees’ decline – from habitat loss, to disease, to climate change. There is also growing evidence that some pesticides harm bees.

Because we need bees

Bees are essential to our food supply, economy and quality of life: Continue reading

Nature Deficit

      Ealing Transition and Friends of the Earth

Present

‘NATURE   DEFICIT’

A talk about the effects of dissociation from nature, and what to do about it

Matthew Frith

Deputy Director of the London Wildlife Trust

Monday May 28th 2012 at 7.30pm

Free Entry (Donations)

St Mary’s Church Hall, St Mary’s Road, Ealing W5 5RH

www.ealingtransition.org.uk           www.ealingfoe.org.uk

                                                    0208 357 8426

The speaker, Matthew Frith, is Deputy Director of the London Wildlife Trust and has a keen interest in the social and political aspects of nature and conservation.  Matthew will talk about connection and disconnection from nature.  This subject is highly relevant at a time when our open spaces are under threat and when disconnection and alienation seem to be on the increase.