Climate Week 2018 at Ninewells Hospital

Last year Friends of the Earth Tayside held a stall at Ninewells Hospital as part of Climate Week. We've been asked if we'd like to hold it again this year, from 1st - 4th October between 11:00 and 13:00. If you are interested and available to help out on any of these dates, do let us know by email …

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Councils could save thousands with ‘bee-friendly’ policies

This link to an article from LocalGov explains how ‘bee-friendly’ policies could save councils money. …

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Single-use plastics could be banned from Dundee schools and council departments.

A Proposal to ban singe-use plastics from schools and council offices has been put before Dundee City Council.  See Courier article here …

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Dundee school books and equipment not recycled and sent for incineration instead.

Kirkton Community & Safety Partnership and Dundee Resource & Re-use Centre have been attempting to recycle books, stationary and equipment from the now closed Baldragon Academy.  This item in the Evening Telegraph explains that the partnership failed to prevent books and stationary …

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Fracking Ban in Scotland Strengthened

Following the Scottish Governments announcement on October 3rd of an effective ban on fracking, the Scottish Parliament voted to strengthen the ban on 24th October 2017.  See Friends of the Earth Scotland's article here. …

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Green Quiz – Update

FoET held a Green Quiz night on 26th September at the Bank Bar, Union St, Dundee.  We fielded 8 teams, found out things we never knew about our world and its inhabitants, had good laugh.  We raised £90 for our funds.  The picture round generated many hilarious drawings to answer environmental …

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TTIP Update – 2017

The campaign against TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership), in which many of our members were involved, is currently in abeyance; Trump has rejected it and new, different deals will have to be made due to Brexit. However we are still concerned about the consequences of CETA (Canada …

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Does Dundee need a new Energy-From-Waste plant?

FoE Tayside is currently considering whether and how to respond to a planning application for a new waste incinerator at Baldovie in Dundee (described in more detail below).  In this case, the incinerator would supply heat and power, and could therefore be classified as a supplier of renewable …

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Air Pollution & Public Health – summary of seminar in Dundee 30.11.16

(This is the press release issued following the event) Today’s event in Dundee, looking at the health impacts of air pollution in Dundee, and ways in which air quality could be improved, was significant not just for the subject being discussed. It also marked an important step in bringing …

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Dundee Cycling Forum gets moving

A meeting was held on Monday 24 October with about 30 people attending, to discuss the role of a Cycling Forum for Dundee, the benefits it could provide for cyclists, and how it should be set up. This was one of the recommendations arising out of the Dundee Cycling Strategy recently approved by the …

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