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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 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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Green Party campaigner Tay Pitman challenges Council leader on Climate Impacts promise

By leeirving | 9th July 2019

After Newcastle Council declared a climate emergency, we have been asking whats next. Today, Council Leader Nick Forbes pledged that the council should reveal the climate change impact of every big decision they make. He wants every decision to be assessed against the pledge to make the city carbon neutral by 2030. Currently items sent […]

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Newcastle – Car Free Day Trial

By leeirving | 27th June 2019

Last night our campaigner Tay Pitman questioned Newcastle City Council about progress following their #ClimateEmergency declaration back in April. She told them they needed to show “tangible evidence” that the Council’s promise to become carbon neutral by 2030 was not just hot air. Cllr Nick Kemp thanked her for a “detailed & informative” presentation and […]

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