"Climate change is perhaps the gravest calamity our species has ever encountered. Its impact dwarfs that of any war, any plague, any famine we have confronted so far. It makes genocide and ethnic cleansing look like sideshows at the circus of human suffering."
"We need to put climate change right at the top of the political agenda — it is by far the biggest threat to humanity. We have to turn this into the primary political campaign. That means keeping on the streets, keeping up the demonstrations and putting an enormous amount of pressure on our politicians."
"It's not just ... that Bush has withdrawn from global agreements and global attempts to do something about this problem, he has actually quite deliberately gone about to try to destroy those attempts, and try to destroy any agreements to sort out climate change."
ELBF was set up in August 1997 as a forum for local birders to network more easily and to accumulate data on the local avifauna and most importantly to promote the importance of local patch birding.
We meet on the second Tuesday in every month (except July and August) at 8pm, upstairs in the County Arms , Hale End Road , Highams Park , London E4. £1 towards room hire.
Hackney Environment Forum (HEF) is a network of groups and individuals committed to protecting and enhancing Hackney’s built and natural environment.
HEF works to:
Based in Waltham Forest, the Lea Bridge Conservation Volunteers have been doing practical conservation work to assist nature for over ten years.
LBCV work on various sites throughout the Lee Valley Regional Park and Waltham Forest. Tasks range from tree planting, scrub clearance and coppicing woods in the winter, to creating footpaths and clearing ponds in the summer.
The Lea Rivers Trust strives to be the leading voluntary sector organisation in East London and the Lea Valley, working through partnerships to promote, protect and enhance the waterway environment.
The blurb on the press release from the London 2012 site says:
"From recycling or reusing demolition waste, to creating a sustainable food strategy during Games time to promote healthy living, the plan is intended to be a wide ranging look at how London 2012 is ensuring that all aspects of its preparation and staging of the Games are undertaken in a sustainable way. London 2012 is the first summer Games to develop such a comprehensive and integrated approach, which goes beyond being ‘green’ to include key socio-economic issues such as leaving skills, employment and business legacies in east London – and boosting sport participation throughout the nation."
This press release page contains a link to download the PDF of the full document
London 21 Sustainability Network aims to promote, support and network community-based action for sustainability in Greater London.
The London Biodiversity Partnership is a group of public, private and voluntary organisations.Together we aim to conserve and enhance the capital's wildlife and natural places for future generations to benefit from and enjoy.
London Sustainability Exchange (LSx) provides organisations and networks of individuals with the motivation, knowledge and connections they need to put sustainability into practice.
Researching the health effects of low level ionising radiation
Demanding a re-evaluation of the risks of radioactive pollution
lifeisland.org is a support website for Manor Gardening Society Allotments in Hackney Wick, whose future is in jeopardy due to pending eviction from the current site.
Mayor's vision is for London to become an exemplary sustainable world city, based on the three balanced and interlocking elements of: strong and diverse economic growth; social inclusivity to allow all Londoners to share in London's future success; and fundamental improvements in environmental management and use of resources.
WRAP works in partnership, helping businesses and the general public to reduce waste, to use more recycled material, and recycle more things more often. This helps to minimise landfills, reduce carbon emissions and improve our environment.