Declare an Ecological Emergency

In February 2020 we asked Newcastle City Council to acknowledge the ecological emergency. In March 2021, we renewed this call and asked the Council to commit to managing at least 30% of land in Newcastle for nature by 2030 and to develop a biodiversity index.  We also asked for the establishment of a regular working … [Read more…]

Say NO to Harmful Herbicides in Newcastle

Glyphosate-based herbicides are the most widely used herbicides in agriculture. But did you know that many local councils also use glyphosate to control ‘weeds’ in urban settings? Newcastle City Council is one of them. Glyphosate has been shown to harm human health and the natural environment. Research shows that glyphosate is a probable carcinogenic and … [Read more…]