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HBC and ESC sign landmark pact to tackle climate change

Hastings Borough Council and Energise Sussex Coast have signed a landmark agreement to work in partnership to tackle the impact of climate change in the town, as the council’s communications department explains in a statement.

Greens and HBC’s climate champion differ over climate emergency record

A year after Hastings Borough Council unanimously passed a motion declaring a climate emergency and committing itself to taking action to make the borough carbon-neutral by 2030, what has happened? Not enough, says a disappointed Hastings Green Party. Quite a lot, even if not in public view, says the council’s climate champion, Cllr Maya Evans. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 14:28 Sunday, Mar 1, 2020 In: The HOT Planet

Strandliner’s Andy Dinsdale speaks to Sussex Wildlife Trust

Last month, HOT’s Zelly Restorick offered a plea to spread the word of the local environmental efforts of Strandliners. In a follow-up Emma Chaplin, Communications Officer for the Sussex Wildlife Trust, recently spoke with founder Andy Dinsdale for a personal insight into Strandliners’ work and the man behind the motto, ‘Cleaner rivers, Cleaner seas’. Except where specified, Emma also took the photos.

Strandliners: Cleaner Rivers, Cleaner Seas

Local environmental hero, Andy Dinsdale, who volunteers – along with so many others – so many hours and so much energy for Strandliners, sends out a regular report as to what the group are doing, sea and river updates, pollution and what to do if you find something toxic – and how to help and support their actions. “Please spread the word!” urges HOT’s Zelly Restorick. Photos: Marybeth Haas.

Posted 11:50 Thursday, Jan 30, 2020 In: The HOT Planet Tags: Strandliners

‘Climate Crisis’ Christmas cards greet Hastings and Rye MP

Extinction Rebellion (XR) may seem ‘extreme’ to some, but members of Extinction Rebellion Hastings and St Leonards say that they’re taking necessary and proportionate non-violent direct action in the face of an existential threat, one which many governments around the world are effectively ignoring. With this in mind, they sent some 

Posted 12:13 Monday, Dec 23, 2019 In: The HOT Planet Tags: Extinction Rebellion Hastings and St Leonards

Strandliners release October newsletter

‘Cleaner Rivers, Cleaner Seas’ is the motto of local volunteer-driven company Strandliners CIC who have issued their latest newsletter, detailing their recent efforts to keep our local beaches and rivers clean and highlighting some upcoming events. HOT’s Jordan Dixon

Posted 17:50 Thursday, Oct 10, 2019 In: The HOT Planet Tags: Strandliners

Soil, society, sustenance and solutions

Transition Town hastings are hosting this supper event with Tristram Stuart, Craig Sams & Abby Nicol on  September 28, 7pm–10pm at Home Ground Kitchen. Speakers will be discussing issues around sustainable food production, food waste, food sovereignty and soil health.

Posted 16:22 Monday, Sep 23, 2019 In: The HOT Planet Tags: Abby Nicol Craig Sams Feedback Global Pea Pod Veg Toast Ale Transition Town Hastings Tristram Stuart

‘Rebel For Life’ Art Exhibition and Outreach Event

Hastings & St Leonards local Extinction Rebellion (XR) group will be holding a pop-up art event at ‘A Wave of Dreams Arts Lab’ on 48 Kings Road, St Leonards TN37 6DY on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 October.

Posted 15:56 In: The HOT Planet Tags: A Wave Of Dreams Art Lab Extinction Rebellion Hastings and St Leonards Message To The Earth Rebel For Life Ruth Gregory The Polly Higgins
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