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Time for Nature

On World Environment Day (in Volunteers’ week) we’d like to celebrate the achievements of people doing their bit to improve where we live for everyone. These are exceptional times and nature is sending us a message: To care for ourselves we must care for nature. There are so many people

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Earth Day celebrating nature

Earth Together

Earth Day 2020 – show your patch some love Wednesday 22nd April is the 50th Earth Day which is designed to be a way of collectively mobilising for the earth with 24 hours of action. You can read about it here. https://www.earthday.org/24-hours-of-action/ Go for a walk We wanted to mark

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Our Streets, Our School.

Road closure event in Kings Heath Who cares if there aren’t enough glue sticks? We talk to children at Kings Heath Primary School about the pending road closure, their campaign and life at school.   Many schools around Birmingham and the rest of the UK are closing Friday afternoons in a

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Air Quality on Clean Air Day

To mark this day, additionally to events and workshops in and around our schools, Active Communities planned an air quality relay using it’s Air Quality Monitors with the aim of mapping air quality in as much of the city as possible. The aim was be to get as many people

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Festivals for all our Futures

‘Festivals for Future’ takes place this Saturday 29th June at Kings Heath Community Centre 10am to 8pm and is a collaboration between many organisations interested in how we can work together to tackle global problems locally.  Bringing people together, this event looks at how our local community centre can work

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Planning parking and clean air

Juyoung Lee, our intern at The Active Wellbeing Society from Seoul Korea, is studying Social Policy at The University of Birmingham. She joined a meeting at Fletchers Bar near Kings Heath’s High Street on Friday 5th April discussing Clean Air. The meeting was hosted by Kings Heath Business Improvement District

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Friends of Witton Lakes Park

It’s ten years since Friends of Witton Lakes (FOWL) was started – I spoke to Linda Hines MBE, one of it’s founders to find out more about the people who care for a pair of former drinking water reservoirs between Perry Common and Erdington.

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New Partnership Gives Hope to City Farm

St Paul’s Community Development Trust are happy to announce that following lengthy discussions with a number of organisations agreement has been reached with The Active Wellbeing Society (TAWs) that will secure the long term viability of the Balsall Heath City Farm. Threatened with closure since December 2018 St Paul’s have

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The Great British Spring Clean 2019

#LitterHeroes across Birmingham are making a difference to help improve the environment on our own doorstep. As part of a month of litter picking #GBSpringClean aims to inspire 500,000 people to help safely dispose of litter from our streets, parks and beaches, recycling as much as possible. I joined two local

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