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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!

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CoCoMAD free festival this Saturday from noon

It’s going to be a scorcher! Bring your suncream, a rug or chair and settle in for a glorious afternoon at Cotteridge park.

We’ve put together loads of really useful stuff for the Green Revolutions / Sustrans stall at CoCoMAD – the free mini festival at Cotteridge Park on Saturday 6 July from 12 noon.

As well as buying your lunch and some treats, you can find out about all kinds of local activities and groups, and there will be 20p items on many of the stalls, including ours… Hope to see you there… Please come over to our Green Revolutions / Sustrans stall and say Hi!

cotteridgepark.org.uk/cocomad/

Moseley & Kings Heath Labour: community conference : A Green Vision for Moseley and Kings Heath

This is happening tomorrow night: a chance to influence Birmingham’s Green Commission?

Kings Heath Transition Initiative

Community Conference: A Green Vision for Moseley & Kings Heath
Thursday 4th July, 18:45 for a 19:00 start
Moseley Exchange, 149-153 Alcester Road, Moseley, B13 8JP

This conference, ‘A Green Vision for Moseley & Kings Heath’, is an opportunity for all members of the community in Moseley and Kings Heath to comment on (and contribute to) Birmingham’s Green Commission. So if you are interested in…

  • energy saving and smart energy systems
  • better use of improved green space
  • biodiversity and water
  • low carbon transport options
  • better recycling and waste disposal options
…then this is the conference for you!

The Green Commission recently published its vision for a greener, more prosperous city, which you can find here. In line with that, we are hoping to:

  1. establish some priorities for local action, and
  2. deliver some messages back to Birmingham City Council about how we feel about their stated priorities.

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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…

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(mainly) FREE stuff for your free time in Stirchley

(mainly) FREE stuff for your free time in Stirchley

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