Nature Walks with John Wells

John Wells is a local naturalist and friend of Ealing Transition. He leads regular walks around the borough to help people gain a deeper appreciation of nature. There are three walks remaining on his current programme. We will post his next schedule as soon as we have it.

Saturday, 2nd, February, 2013 1.15/1.30pm, Perivale Wood

Subject: An introduction to the structure, biology, identification of mosses, liverworts and lichens.
Meet: Outside Perivale Station 1.15pm or 1.30pm in the hut at Perivale Wood.
Public Transport: Underground – Perivale Station (Central Line) or bus 297.
Notes: Bring a x10 lens (if available).
Fee: this walk is given on behalf of The Selborne Society. You can join for £4 or make a small donation to the Society on the day.  

Date: Saturday 9th February 2013, 11am, Hounslow Heath  

Subject: Winter buds & epiphytes on the heath.
Meet: 11am at Hounslow Heath car park.
Public Transport: Buses 116, 117, 235 and 237.
Fee: This walk is given on behalf of L.B. of Hounslow. PLEASE NOTE HOUNSLOW COUNCIL WILL CHARGE £4 (ADULT) AND £2 (CHILD) FOR THIS EVENT.

Date: Sunday 10th February 2013, 2pm, Gunnersbury

Subject: An introduction to the structure, biology and identification of mosses, liverworts & lichens
Meet: 2pm at the hut in Gunnersbury Triangle local nature reserve.
Public Transport: Underground – Chiswick Park Station (District Line), bus 440 or buses 27, 237, 267, 272, 391, E3, H91 to Turnham Green Church then 5 minutes walk.
Note: This walk is given on behalf of the London Wildlife Trust.

Please note you are responsible for your own health and safety during these walks

Help us to Eradicate Ecocide

end-ecocide-horizontal_enSome of you may be aware of the pioneering work of Polly Higgins, and her proposal to that the United Nations should accept ‘Ecocide’ – the damage and destruction of ecosystems – as a fifth ‘crime against peace’. Such a move would allow eco-crimes to be tried at the International Criminal Court, and could have a profound effect on industries blamed for widespread damage to the environment like fossil fuels, mining, agriculture, chemicals and forestry. Supporters also believe it could be used to prosecute climate deniers who distort science and facts to discourage voters and politicians from taking action to tackle global warming and climate change. Incredibly, corporations have ‘rights’, but the planet that sustains them doesn’t.

Now, a European Citizens Initiative has been launched. This is not just another petition; it is one of the first initiatives of this kind to be successfully lodged and was launched yesterday at the European Parliament.

Once 1 million signatures have been collected, both the European Commission and the European Parliament are obliged to consider setting in motion the legislative process to end Ecocide

Ealing Transition supports this important initiative. You can help by adding your name to the petition at http://www.endecocide.eu/, press ‘sign now’ and follow the instructions

Transition Free Press

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Transition Free Press is a newspaper which has been developed to spread the news about all the good work being done by Transition groups throughout the UK and the rest of the world. Ealing Transition is pleased to announce that we are one of the 30+ groups who will be distributing the newspaper. Our subscription will be key to helping get this enormously positive initiative off the ground.

The 24-page paper will be published quarterly. TFP will provide a clear voice reporting on the growing movement to build low carbon, regenerative, and resilient communities. With the Transition movement clearly in focus, it will also report on developments in new economics, relocalisation, food and energy security, social and environmental justice. Unlike the mainstream media, the Transition Free Press will deliver an alternative view of the world, one that isn’t controlled by corporations or wealthy individuals.

You can read the preview issue at http://issuu.com/transitionfreepress.

TFP is produced by a not-for-profit collective and is supported, although not financed, by the Transition Network. While printing and postage costs have almost been covered, funding is needed to ensure the core team can be paid. TFP is therefore seeking crowdfunding via Buzzbnk by 14 February. If you would like to, you can help them with a donation or a subscription. Other Transition-related goodies are available depending on your level of participation. Full details can be found at http://transitionfreepress.org/, and crowdfunding at https://www.buzzbnk.org/ProjectDetails.aspx?projectId=103

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