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Walk to School Week is the perfect time to get your children walking and runs from Mon 21 to Fri 25 May is the greatest walk of all.

And with one in four cars on the road at peak times heading to school, Living Streets wants to get as many families walking as possible.

You can take the pledge, and Living Streets will show you how to make the week extra special for your family:

  • Tips and advice in the run up to Walk to School Week
  • Ideas to make the Walk to School fun
  • First look at our new Walk to School handbook for parents and carers
  • Show you how others across the country are getting more children at their schools walking.

The benefits speak for themselves… More info at https://www.livingstreets.org.uk/walktoschoolweek

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We Walk, We Cycle, We Vote campaign and Go Bike have re-scheduled their co-hosted FREE training day in Glasgow on Saturday 31 March at The Whisky Bond, 2 Dawson Road, Glasgow, G4 9SS.

The training day is an opportunity for anyone who wants to campaign for cycling, walking and more liveable towns and cities to meet, share ideas and learn. It should offer something for everyone from those just starting out to experienced campaigners. A list of confirmed workshops is shown below.

The elections may be over for a while, but #walkcyclevote continues! With the Scottish Government ‘Programme for Government’ announcement in September doubling the active travel budget it has never been more important to work together to ensure that investment pays off.

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FoEheadingFriends of the Earth Scotland are hosting a FREE Spring Activist Gathering on Saturday 17 March 2018 10.30 – 16.30 in The Pearce Institute, 840-860 Govan Road, Glasgow G51 3UU.

Whether you’re new to activism or a seasoned campaigner, help map the way ahead to a Fossil Free Scotland.

This event is open to members, supporters, local groups and anyone else who wants to find out more about what FoE Scotland do and how to become part of Scotland’s climate justice movement.

Activists from across Scotland will deliver sessions including:

  • Climate campaigning in 2018: Scotland’s new Climate Bill
  • Where next for anti-fracking campaigners in Scotland?
  • Making air pollution history: a vision for clean transport
  • Divesting to make fossil fuels history
  • Creative campaigning and audacious activism
  • Intersectional approaches to climate justice

Please note that bookings made through Eventbrite will be used to plan catering for the day, so please only book your (free) spot if you are sure you can attend! #lovefood #hatefoodwaste

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We Walk, We Cycle, We Vote campaign and Go Bike are organising a FREE training day in Glasgow on Saturday 3 March at The Whisky Bond, 2 Dawson Road, Glasgow, G4 9SS.

The training day is an opportunity for anyone who wants to campaign for cycling, walking and more liveable towns and cities to meet, share ideas and learn. It should offer something for everyone from those just starting out to experienced campaigners.

The elections may be over for a while, but #walkcyclevote continues! With the Scottish Government ‘Programme for Government’ announcement in September doubling the active travel budget it has never been more important to work together to ensure that investment pays off.

For some of us, that means carrying off the balancing of supporting new (and possibly controversial) initiatives from the powers that be – while still continuing to hold them to account. For others, it means making sure our local areas don’t miss out or get left behind in the dash for active travel money. Either way, campaigners old and new will need new skills and new ideas as we move into a potentially exciting future.

For more information check out the Eventbrite page or the Facebook event page.

The next Get Glasgow Moving campaign planning meeting will be held from 7.30-9.30pm on Wednesday 7 February at Unite Scotland, John Smith House, 145-165 W Regent St, Glasgow G2 4RZ.

The organisers would like to invite all those who want to get actively involved in the campaign for a world-class, fully-integrated, public transport network for Glasgow.

The focus of the next meeting will on the campaign and plans for 2018. More info on the Facebook event page.

Glasgow has been in the news once again, hitting the highest spots on an analysis on illegal street pollution levels. Our friends at Friends of the Earth Scotland explain how you can help take action on air pollution in Glasgow by contacting your councillors.

“You have probably seen the news that Glasgow’s Hope Street has just been named as Scotland’s most polluted street…again. Dumbarton Road and Clarence Drive in the west of Glasgow also make this list of toxic hotspots.”

Glasgow City Council is planning a Low Emission Zone (LEZ) in the city centre to tackle air pollution. But there are fears that this LEZ will only initially apply restrictions to some buses but the LEZ would be more effective at cutting pollution if it also applied to dirty vans and lorries by the end of 2018 and polluting cars and taxis by 2020.

Councillors meet in March to decide what vehicles the LEZ will apply to and when. Email members of the Council’s Environment Committee now to demand clean air for Glasgow https://act.foe.scot/glasgow-action-air-pollution

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air-pollution-hearts_15311Friends of the Earth Scotland has analysed a list of the most polluted streets in Scotland which confirms that many streets are still failing to meet safety standards – and Dumbarton Road is still one of the worst.

The environmental campaign group analysed official Scottish Government data for two harmful pollutants, nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and coarse particles (PM10) which are known to be linked with serious health problems including heart attacks, strokes, respiratory illness and early death.

Last year Glasgow City Council announced that it will be developing the first Low Emission Zone in Scotland. And campaigners urged Glasgow City Council to ensure that its planned Low Emission Zone restricts the most polluting buses, vans and lorries by the end of this year, and for cars and taxis to be restricted by 2020.

Emilia Hanna, Air Pollution Campaigner for Friends of the Earth Scotland said:

“Once again, streets in Scotland have dangerous levels of toxic air pollution which are breaking legal limits. The situation across Scotland is potentially showing some slow signs of improvements but filthy streets continue to poison our lungs nearly a decade after a legal deadline.”

 

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