Webinar: Air Quality Inequity for Clean Air Day 2021

RADE has been deeply involved in the Environment Agency work on Inequality and Air Quality. With groups in deprived communities like CASH, GCU and BMCS, we must tackle the Worst Air Pollution first. Anything else benefits the Privileged. On Clean Air Day 17th June 2021, the Environment Agency will be hosting presentations and panel discussions on environmental equity and presenting interim findings from the …

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#StopBurningStuff – Is wood burning carbon neutral?

 Posted with permission from Mike Hinford, this excellent video talks through the devastating effects of burning wood. You can click through to see Mike’s YouTube channel or visit it here. He focuses on chronic illness, universal basic income and air pollution. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUC7tYyRxon97Yx77TG4c1Q  

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RADE joins Gas Communities United – Clean Air Day 2021

Benefit not harm RADE [Residents Against Dirty Energy] has joined GCU [Gas Communities United] on behalf of the Baggator Nexus in Bristol. RADE and GCU will ensure that Gasometer redevelopment by Temple Meads Station benefits, not harms, the surrounding communities. The Gasometer site is part of the new Bristol University Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus. We know from GCUs work that …

Logging forests for wood pellets in British Columbia

Logging forests for wood pellets in British Columbia

Forest Defenders Alliance The Canadian #WoodPellet industry is logging old growth forests for #biomass. The EU’s weak sustainability rules won’t change this. The wood pellet industry in British Columbia wants you to believe that they only use mill residues and waste wood to make the wood pellets they ship to the EU and Asia as “renewable” fuel. In fact, they’re …

Worst First:We must tackle the worst Air Pollution first

Worst First: This is why we must tackle the worst Air Pollution first. Nothing can be allowed to make it Air Pollution worse in the already worst areas like Easton Way Do we all breathe the same air? Ella Adoo-Kissi-Debrah was a nine-year-old girl who lived in south-east London and died in 2013. The cause of death was listed as …

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Do you want a waste transfer station next to a nursery?

20/03286/F | Erection and operation of a waste transfer station and ancillary structures, including a trailer shelter, a weighbridge and weighbridge office. | Swift House Albert Crescent Bristol BS2 0UD Please help us stop this. Grundon’s attempt to build a Waste Transfer Station opposite St Philip’s Marsh Nursery School goes back to Planning Committee on Wednesday 28th April. It means a Nursery School surrounded by …

Bristol Sweet Mart Stops Feeding Wood Burners

Bristol Sweet Mart will stop selling Wood for Burning because the smoke damages people’s health[1]. This January, Wood Burning is causing record levels of Ultrafine Particle Air Pollution [PM2.5] in Easton.[2] When Saaf Hava [3] formed RADE [Residents Against Dirty Energy] and CBM [Council of Bristol Mosques] approached Bristol Sweet Mart [BSM] to put sensors on their St Marks Road …

Saaf Hava (Clean Air) Citizen Monitoring in Easton

Council of Bristol Mosques (CBM) & Residents Against Dirty Energy (RADE) have launched Saaf Hava (Clean Air) a project that will map Air Pollution at 20 Easton sites, in great detail in real-time. “Saaf Hava is everyone’s business. We all need it, and we all have a right to decide how to get Clean Air.” Using sensors to detect Particulate …

St Philip’s Marsh – from Diesel to sustainable energy hub

The past 2 weeks have seen completions and starts on the way to more sustainable power, and an object lesson in the interplay between planning and accidents. At the end of 2015, a group was formed to fight the proposal for a Diesel Powered Electricity Generator Scheme on St Philip’s Marsh [a Peaker Plant]. Close to a Nursery School, and …

Finding Solutions is as important as Campaigning

Finding Solutions is as important as Campaigning. We have 2 teams from UWE Engineering Dept working on sustainable heating solutions for Van Dwellers and small workshops and garages. Van Dwellers are a local symptom of the housing crisis, unable to afford to rent a home, more and more people are living in vans at the road side. Often the only …