International Car Free Day – Climate Emergency Protest Cycle Ride

In June we were excited to hear that Birmingham would take part in International Car Free Day on Sunday 22 September. Aston Expressway would be closed to cars for 1 mile with events and activities celebrating Car Free Day. Unfortunately, this event has now been postponed to next Spring. We still wanted to mark the day in some way.

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Life Cyclers

Life Cyclers is a new project we are undertaking with Hall Green Health Together with funding from Heart Research UK and Subway®.

Last week saw the first of 3, free eight week courses across 2019 and 2020 aimed at over 40s who are looking to improve their health. Participants will discover off-road green routes in the South Birmingham area, gain confidence in riding a bike and meet new people.

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Call for Artists

On the back of the success of Green Lens, in partnership with Ampersand Projects over Summer 2018, ecobirmingham are keen to work with a number of artists across Birmingham to engage specific communities around environmental issues. 

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Get involved: Refill Birmingham

Refill is a national campaign set up by City to Sea. It aims to reduce plastic pollution at source by making it easier for people to reuse and refill their bottles with free tap water while out and about. We are the local champion for the campaign. We are working with a number of partners

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The future…

In July, we officially became ecobirmingham a new independent charity for the city. Then, at the beginning of October we celebrated this change, setting out how we see our future at an event at Midlands Arts Centre. We were delighted to be joined by Natalie Fee, author, presenter, environmental campaigner and founder of City to Sea. She gave us inspiration, giving context on why the city needs to change and showing the level of work we aspire to.

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A City with A Green Heart

Dear Birmingham, Birmingham is a city built on its civic voice and civic pride. The Victorians left us what is now seen as one of Europe’s greenest cities, with 571 parks it is internationally recognised in the same league as Singapore and San Francisco (as UK’s only Biophilic city)! Another opportunity beckons: The Commonwealth Games

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Green Energy Made Simple

Why make the switch? The costs of clean energy have fallen rapidly in recent years. Moving to a tariff that includes 100% renewable electricity doesn’t mean bigger bills – in fact, most people will save money by switching. We all need to stop using coal, oil and gas and switch to limitless clean energy from sun,

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