Time for Eastbourne to declare a Climate Emergency

The December meeting of Eastbourne & District Friends of the Earth unanimously agreed to ask Eastbourne Borough Council to declare a Climate Emergency and to commit to making the town carbon-neutral by 2030. The meeting also approved a draft motion for a Climate Emergency declaration that could be put to full council for it to […]

Our Climate Emergency needs the spirit of the Blitz

This blog post is written by our Co-ordinator, Andrew Durling, and is the same article as was printed in the December edition of the Eastbourne Voice, but contains clickable links for some of the sources used in this article, links which are not available in the Voice article. We are now faced with the fact […]

A new A27 dual carriageway between Lewes & Polegate? No thanks!

  Derrick Coffee, a County Officer from the Campaign for Better Transport, and an Eastbourne resident, has written a detailed and evidence-based case against the plans for a new A27 dual carriageway that have recently been submitted by a coalition of local politicians and business leaders to the Department of Transport. We reproduce his letter […]

WaterWeek 2018 gets down and dirty!

WaterWeek returns this year with the theme of waste water and a range of events about water pollution, sewage, and how water is wasted in various ways. Starting on March 22nd, a hectic week of interesting and unusual indoor and out door events will provide something for everyone. Of particular interest for those of us […]

a mindful protest for the October 14th Day of Action for the Climate

Friends of the Earth will be having a Day of Action for the Climate on Saturday 14th October, and Eastbourne Friends of the Earth will be joining in with hundreds of local groups from around the world to raise awareness about the urgent need to deal with climate change. We thought we would do something different this time and […]

where do the Eastbourne General Election candidates stand on the key environmental issues?

  Candidates’ positions on environmental questions. Eastbourne and District Friends of the Earth had to cancel the environmental hustings it had organised the day after the Manchester bombings due to electioneering being suspended that day. As so many people were disappointed to not be able to hear the candidates’ views we asked all candidates to […]