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The UK Without Incineration Network (UKWIN) is embarking on their most ambitious campaign yet – calling for a moratorium on new incineration capacity! And they are asking for your help.

There is now more committed incineration capacity than available residual waste to burn, so it is vital that no more incinerators are built in the UK.

UKWIN are asking people to write to their MP asking them to support the call for a moratorium on new incineration capacity.  The emissions, the impact on climate change, the harm to recycling and the fact it simply isn’t needed all make incineration an expensive folly that is not required.

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Friends of the Earth Scotland are holding an event looking at Tackling Glasgow’s Air Pollution. The event will run from 6.30-8.30pm on Thursday 2 November 2017 at The Project Café, 134 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6ST.

Levels of air pollution in Glasgow are breaking safety standards. Pollution has been linked with respiratory and cardiovascular illnesses, stunted foetal development as well as dementia and diabetes.

Glasgow City Council recently passed proposals to introduce a Low Emission Zone (LEZ) into the city, in line with the Scottish Government’s promise to have Scotland’s first LEZ in operation by 2018.

The event is free to attend but please reserve your place via the Eventbrite website.

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Update 24 Oct 17the Scottish Parliament voted to support and strengthen the Scottish Government’s proposal to ban fracking.

Recently the Scottish Government announced a ban on fracking which is a momentous win for communities and our climate. The Energy Minister announced that the existing moratorium would be extended indefinitely using planning and environmental regulation powers to effectively ban the fracking industry.

Over 60,000 people responded to the Scottish Government’s consultation on fracking, the second largest number to engage in a consultation in the history of the devolved Parliament, with 99% calling for a ban. This is the largest number of people ever to express a single opinion to a Scottish Government official consultation.

However the Minister did not commit to putting the ban into law and the Scottish Government must seek Parliament’s approval for its plans to stop fracking, in a crucial vote in only a few weeks time. Friends of the Earth Scotland are asking you to contact your MSPs now to ask them to push the Government to go further and ask them to take the final step by passing a law banning fracking.

Recycle Week 2017 runs from Monday 25 September to Sunday 1 October and we’d love you to join our team of Waste Warriors.

Recycle Week is the UK’s annual recycling week, aiming to get everyone recycling more items more often by raising awareness of the benefits and dispelling some of the myths that still surround recycling. Over the course of the week Zero Waste Scotland will be encouraging people from all over the country to become waste warriors and do their bit by recycling as much as they can.

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A drive to get children out to play has been launched. The year-long campaign, “Away and Play”, is powered by Inspiring Scotland. It will highlight the benefits of free and unstructured play in encouraging imagination, promoting risk-taking, improving health and helping children collaborate.

Research published in the academic journal Early Education and Development is part of a growing body of research on the subject. This has shown that children with higher levels of active outdoor play had improved cognition which resulted in better academic performance in reading and mathematics.

These findings are supported by evidence from Inspiring Scotland’s Active Play programme, which currently works with primary schools in Glasgow in partnership with Glasgow City Council, through which class teachers have reported greater alertness and focus from children following active outdoor play sessions.

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Do you cycle in Glasgow? Do you care about the future of our cycling infrastructure? Then GlasgowCycleInfraDay is for you.

The campaign is returning to the city on Friday 8 September and with your help we can make this year even more successful.

The idea is a simple one: use Twitter to record “a day in the life of Glasgow’s cycle lanes”.  A look at the good, the bad and the simply absent cycling infrastructure over 24 hours. On Twiiter you can follow @CycleInfraDay or use the hashtag #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17

Getting involved is even simpler still. Just grab your camera and if you see any cycling infrastructure you think is worth recording just take a photo and Tweet it with this year’s hashtag – #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 – Say where it is and why you’re including it, and you’re done.

Not going to be cycling on Friday 8 September?  That’s okay – you don’t have to be on a bike to take part, you only need to be in and around Glasgow.

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The Hands Up Scotland Survey looks at how pupils across Scotland travel to school and is the largest national dataset on school travel.  The 2017 survey will take place from Monday 11 until Friday 15 September with schools selecting one day to carry out the survey.

Each September, schools across Scotland complete the survey in class by asking their pupils ‘How do you normally travel to school?’. Local authority officers distribute the survey to schools and return pupil responses to Sustrans for collation, analysis and reporting.

The results provide a valuable annual snapshot of school travel and are used by Sustrans, Transport Scotland and other groups to inform policy areas, monitor trends in school travel over time, and provide information relevant to a variety of health, transport and education initiatives.

For more information about the Hands Up Scotland survey please visit the Sustrans website where you can also download all the information for the 2017 survey. You can see the headline results from 2016 below.

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