March 10th, 2016
The United Nations has declared 2016 ‘International Year of Pulses‘ – so we’ll be celebrating all varieties of Bristol beans and peas and other protein-rich leguminous vegetables from further afield (lentils, chickpeas, etc). They are fundamental to food sustainability (having much lower eco footprints than other protein sources, using less land and producing less greenhouse gasses) and they are a really healthy source of clean protein too. See more at bristolfoe.org.uk/iyp
March 10th, 2016
On 23 June 2016, UK voters will decide whether we remain a part of the European Union. Friends of the Earth strongly believes we should, see https://www.foe.co.uk/page/eu-referendum .
April 21st, 2016
Jonathan Porritt, previous director of Friends of the Earth, gave an interesting talk at UWE on this subject – watch at http://bristolgreencapital.org/listen-again-jonathon-porritt-speaks-about-sustainability-the-role-of-the-eu/
In Bristol we will be campaigning at our stalls and promoting debates to highlight the benefits, and joining the Bristol Stronger in Europe campaign to raise the profile and talk to people about the benefits. Please join us if you can, email email@example.com or look out for opportunities on our facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/brisfoe/
Yesterday’s Environmental Mayoral Hustings with Bristol Green Capital partners clarified the leading mayoral candidates views on themes of Transport, Energy, Economy and Future City.
September 5th, 2014
Listen to recording by Ujima Radio 98fm:
Kay Barnard for Bristol Mayor, Liberal Democrat
Tony Dyer, Green
George Ferguson, Independent
Marvin Rees for Mayor of Bristol, Labour
Chaired by Laura Rawlings of BBC Radio Bristol
Twitter questions / feedback on #BrisFuturesMayor
Information on wikipedia including full list of candidates:
(Invitations to candidates to take part in this hustings were issued based on parties receiving the highest five positions in the vote share of the 2012 Bristol Mayor election. This was to allow more in depth answers from candidates with a higher probability of winning and therefore aid a more meaningful democratic process. Other hustings have given all the other candidates a platform. This is in accordance with Electoral Commission guidelines.)
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