Portsmouth Friends of the Earth

PFOE Activities June 2019

As part of our air quality campaign, we want to encourage drivers not to leave their engines running whilst stationary. Please send us your suggestions for the best places to talk to them and hand out anti-idling leaflets.


Monday 21st October – Campaign Planning Meeting . Join us at our monthly meeting to see how you can help with our three campaigns: Climate Friendly Communities, nature, trees & bees & walking. Everyone is welcome! We meet in the Community Space, behind the tills at Tesco, Fratton Way PO4 9HE

Saturday 26th October – Climate Action Walk & Talk . Meet at 9:45 for a 10am start at Fratton Bridge (North side of Goldsmith Avenue, near the trees and benches) for a short walk (1.2 mile) ending at St Simon’s Church, Waverley Road. Along the route, we will discuss the difference 1.5 degrees and 2 degrees global warming (or even more) could make to flooding across our whole planet by exploring the potential impact here in Portsmouth. This short walk ends with refreshments and discussion about actions we need to take to become carbon neutral. Part of One World Week. All welcome. It is possible to join us at St Simon’s for coffee and talk from 11.15am.

Other Local Events and Campaigns

Thursday 10th October – Portsmouth Green Drinks . 7.30pm at Southsea Village, Palmerston Road, Southsea. Andy Ames, HIWWT will talk about the 'Wilder Portsmouth' plans and ambitions to get 1 in 4 people in the city engaged with outside activity and supporting our city's wildlife. Part of the trust's Wilder Future campaign.

Saturday 12th October – Southsea Wildlife Watch Bat Walk . 6pm at Bransbury Park. The emphasis is on family learning and all children must be accompanied by an adult. Please make sure you come prepared with suitable outdoor clothing and footwear. Suggested donation £5 per child.

Thursday 17th October – RSPB: Let Nature Sing Takeover . 7-11:30am Send a cheeping, chirruping, chirping message to people in power that we don’t want bird song to disappear. There are lots of ways to take part. You can stream bird song, download the Birdsong Radio app, or find out about events happening near you.

Saturdayday 19th October – Repair Cafe Portsmouth . 10.30am at Buckland URC, 174 Kingston Road. Bring your broken small household and electrical appliances, bikes, clothes, jewellery, toys etc along and get expert help from the volunteer repairers to fix them

Tuesday 22nd October – Chat Over Chai . 12.30-2.30pm at the Deaf Centre, 279 Arundel Street. A talk on people who are forced to move due to the climate.

Tuesday 22nd October – The Burning Tide Talk . 7.15-9.15pm at the Cathedral Discovery Centre, Bishop Crispin Way. The talk is by Claire Chandler of Stand Up to Racism. There will be personal stories, music, displays, stalls and refreshments.

Thursday 24th October – Chat Over Chai Talk . 12.30-2.30pm at the Havelock Centre, Fawcett Road. The talk is about people who are forced to move due to the climate.

Saturday 26th October – SAS Autumn Beach Clean . Join Surfers Against Sewage for a clean up of the shore around the Eastney Ferry point. Details will be published on that link shortly.

Saturday 26th October – Pedal Portsmouth Glow Ride . Starts at 3pm. A 3km traffic-free route along Southsea seafront and Common. Dress in your brightest lights and high vis to be bright, be seen, and help the council raise awareness of safe cycling after dark. Younger cyclists can take part in a special minis route on Avenue De Caen. Register now to secure your place and claim your free glow bag.

Monday 28th October – Care for Creation talks . 4:30-8:15pm at Cosham Baptist Church. As well as talks, there will be stalls, workshops and a plant-based meal.

National Campaigns

Ask Kinder to replace their plastic toys with a greener KINDER SURPRISE

Tell the government to commit to double the UK's tree cover by 2045 to tackle the climate emergency emergency.

Mission 1.5 degrees- play the climate change game & tell the UN what action you want world leaders to take!