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Green Campaigner presses council on Climate Emergency

By leeirving | 3rd October 2019

At this week’s Council meeting, our campaigner Clare Andrews told the council that it “must start setting itself targets towards meeting the city’s goal to be carbon neutral by 2030”. Clare questioned the council over its lack of real action following the climate emergency declaration in April. She asked Council leader Cllr Nick Forbes to […]

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Climate Strike Sept 2019

By leeirving | 20th September 2019

On Friday Newcastle saw a large number of students and adults take streets to support the latest Student Strike calling for urgent action to combat Climate Chaos. The large crowd met at the Civic Centre for some powerful speeches from a range of people of all ages and then proceeded to march down Northumberland Street […]

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Elswick Pool re-opened

By leeirving | 9th September 2019

Not only has Green campaigner Tay Pitman been holding the council to account on climate change and air pollution this past week (and run the Great North Run), she’s also been working hard to get Elswick Pool re-opened today Almost four years ago, the pool was closed by the City Council. Tay, along with other […]

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#StopTheCoup

By leeirving | 7th September 2019

Today, along with North East for Europe, to #StopTheCoup! Green campaigners Nick Hartley and Rachel Featherstone will be speaking about why we need more democracy, not less.       […]

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Tay Responds To Newcastle Clean Air Proposal

By leeirving | 6th September 2019

  The plans announced today by local authorities to deal with the #airpollution public health crisis could even risk making the problem worse, not better: Placing fees on buses is going to lead to more expensive travel for the public transport commuter, who is already facing spiralling costs, encouraging those with cars to stay behind […]

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Tay pushing the Climate Emergency back up the NCC Agenda

By leeirving | 5th September 2019

Last night we helped push the #ClimateEmergency back up Newcastle Council’s agenda again. Our campaigner Tay Pitman asked at the Council meeting what progress had been made since the declaration of Climate Emergency in April? At June’s meeting, Cllr Kemp said that the proposed Climate Change Convention would begin in September and that he’d “seriously […]

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Tay and friends, cleaning up West Fenham

By leeirving | 29th July 2019

Green Party litter pickers out in Fenham yesterday for a couple of hours. We focused on two areas with children’s playgrounds and playing fields. Six bags filled and then we sorted the recyclable from non -recyclable items. Next Litter Pick Sunday August 25th.  If you are on Facebook then let us know or get in […]

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Tackling supermarket plastic

By leeirving | 26th July 2019

Making a point -Tay and a Green Party supporter from Elswick, outside Asda in Mill Lane yesterday morning, with plastic packaging to return to Asda. The store manager was very helpful and took the plastic, but they pointed out a lot more needs doing to reduce the use of plastic in the first place. According […]

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Tay talks to the youth strikers

By leeirving | 20th July 2019

It may be the first day of the school holidays today, but Newcastle’s young people showed leaders that this is no time to be taking a break from climate action! Our campaigner Taymar Pitman spoke in solidarity at yesterday’s #YouthStrike4Climate… Campaigner Taymar Pitman supports July's #YouthStrike4Climate in Newcastle It may be the first day of […]

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Solidarity with Defend Dewley Hill Campaign

By leeirving | 14th July 2019

We were out with the Dewley Hill campaigners on Friday evening. A lovely walk (if rather wet and soggy towards the end!) through lots of arable land which will be lost for ever if this opencast mine is allowed to go ahead. We need food not coal! Dewley Hill campaigners have a brilliant banner – […]

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