Category Archives: Healthy Lives

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New evidence that car fumes cause lung cancer and heart failure…

… but even a small reduction in air pollution will save thousands of lives every year.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/10169573/Low-levels-of-air-pollution-increase-lung-cancer-and-heart-failure-risk.html

MEANWHILE, new research from CarPlus (which supports car clubs and car-share schemes) shows that:

  • car club members take fewer journeys by car (and use healthier travel options instead)
  • car club cars tend to be in emissions Band A (lowest), whilst the nation’s fleet is on average in Band D.

So, join a car club, rethink your car use and drive with a Green conscience!

Bristol car-free Sundays have started!

People could walk safely in designated streets in Bristol city centre yesterday in the first of a series of monthly car-free Sundays.

Mayor George Ferguson said: “This is all about the people, cities are made up of people, not buildings and cars, and this is a wonderful demonstration and wherever I go I have been stopped by people being enthusiastic about it.

“If it has worked like this in this weather, it is going to be absolutely tremendous in finer weather.”

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-22982940

Could we do this in Brum? Of course! We manage OK during the half-marathon…

Hello Co-wheels Car Club Birmingham!

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Green Revolutions are operating Co-Wheels Car Club Birmingham as part of the Co-Wheels UK network. Click here for our Birmingham Car Club site.

To join Co-Wheels Birmingham, click here (this link takes you to the Co-Wheels joining page)

To book a vehicle, click here (this link takes you to the Co-Wheels booking page)

To book any extras – baby/child seats, cycle racks, roof bars, roof box – email sandra@green-revolutions.org or phone 0121 288 4882

We want to encourage people to reduce their car use and use greener transport instead: Clean Air, Safe Streets, Healthy Lives.

Sign up here for our free newsletter!

email: sandra@green-revolutions.org
web: www.co-wheels.org.uk/Birmingham
twitter: @GreenRevs
facebook: http://www.facebook.com/GoGreenRevolutions

Green Revolutions C.I.C. Company No. 8361308

Playing Out reclaiming the streets

Reclaim the streets in a legal way, for children to play outside their homes without getting mown down by rat runners

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2012/jun/23/reclaiming-the-streets-for-kids

CoCoMad Sat 7 July, Cotteridge Park

This year’s festival looks set to be bigger and better than ever!
Hope to see you there: please come to the Green Revolutions stall to say Hi

Link to electronic programme:

http://issuu.com/cocomad/docs/cocomad_programme_2012/11