Eco Tips for Lockdown Life

Hannah Swettenham – May 2020 At the moment it can feel more difficult than usual to be ‘Green’.  All that headspace that used to be taken up remembering your reusable bags, going to different shops to buy plastic free products or researching sustainable brands is taken up with planning a socially distant shop, remembering toContinue reading “Eco Tips for Lockdown Life”

Forage for your supper, tentative steps into wild food.

Simon Eardley, April 2020 Foraging isn’t just about mushrooms in the autumn. Although we are in this strange time of Coronavirus lock down, we are all permitted a period of socially distanced exercise each day. Is there a woodland or another green space near you? A field, or verge (hopefully not mown down by over-zealousContinue reading “Forage for your supper, tentative steps into wild food.”

Friends of the Earth in 2019

Last night was our final meeting of the year followed by an informal AGM, but we never do anything normal in our group. We’ve now won awards for our campaigning the last two years, but what will 2020 bring? With a growing group of volunteers and supporters and more and more activities going on thanContinue reading “Friends of the Earth in 2019”

The Sustainable Chester Fair and the UN Sustainable Development goals 

Since we initially decided to do the Sustainable Chester Fair we have been inundated with various messages so we thought that this would be the ideal platform to give some answers ahead of the fair on Saturday.   Chester to stage its first ever sustainable fair in Grosvenor Park – Cheshire Live ⁦@CheshireLive⁩ thanks https://t.co/pv91wv51ArContinue reading “The Sustainable Chester Fair and the UN Sustainable Development goals “

Let’s get ‘Drastic on Plastic’

Friends of the Earth’s position is that recycling is not the answer, depending on the type, plastics can generally only be recycled a few times, and some types not at all. Each time plastic is recycled its quality is reduced, so before long it has to be disposed of. This means it goes to landfillContinue reading “Let’s get ‘Drastic on Plastic’”

About Chester Friends of the Earth

Our group is friendly and welcoming for people of all ages, interests and backgrounds. We aim to support a variety of local and national campaigns and encourage links with other like-minded groups. Currently we are working on three main campaigns. On Plastics – our campaigns are  #StrawFreeChester; #PlasticFreeChester & #ZeroWasteChester After months of hard campaigning we achieved StrawContinue reading “About Chester Friends of the Earth”

CWAC follows other Councils in declaring a Climate Emergency

It’s been a big news week. Cheshire West and Chester Council yesterday declared a Climate Emergency. It was fantastic to hear a unanimous vote was passed in the first meeting of the newly elected and re-elected CWAC Council yesterday. People across the country and across the world have recognised the climate emergency and are takingContinue reading “CWAC follows other Councils in declaring a Climate Emergency”

Plastic Free Chester – celebrate the single use plastic ban.

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has confirmed a ban on plastic straws, drinks-stirrers and plastic stemmed cotton buds in England, following overwhelming public support for the move. Following an open consultation, a ban on the supply of plastic straws, drinks stirrers and cotton buds will come into force in April 2020. The ban will include exemptionsContinue reading “Plastic Free Chester – celebrate the single use plastic ban.”