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Extinction Rebellion: the time is NOW

Larch Maxey came to Stade Hall last Wednesday evening (3 July) to talk to around 70 people about the climate emergency and social change. He spoke with passion about his discovery of Extinction Rebellion (XR) after a 25-year record of unrewarded activism and how he, like so many of us, found in XR what he’d been looking for all that time. XR understands that humans respond to stress emotionally, that we’re only about 20% rational, so, faced with climate emergency, we don’t simply do the math and put things right. Hence, our important principle of no shame and no blame, especially as our choices as consumers and non-consumers are in very short supply. XR Hastings member, Terry McBride shares her experience of the meeting with HOT readers.

Posted 15:56 Saturday, Jul 6, 2019 In: The HOT Planet Tags: Extinction Rebellion Larch Maxey The Time is Now
HBC's full council debates the climate emergency motion under the chairmanship of Mayor Nigel Sinden.

Climate motion passed by HBC, but Greens disappointed

Hastings now has a climate emergency policy, following the unanimous approval given by the full council last week. A Tory amendment was voted down, and the Greens, who started the climate emergency ball rolling, declared themselves disappointed with the policy. Nick Terdre reports.

Questions raied in Liverpool. Now Hastings is being exercised by climate change (photo: Matěj Baťha/Wikimedia Commons).

Climate emergency motion is “meaningless,” say Greens

Labour’s climate emergency motion, to be debated by the full council at its meeting on Wednesday 13 February, is “meaningless,” according to the Greens, who last month announced their support for the adoption of such a policy by Hastings Borough Council. They are now urging all those who want to see urgent action at local level to attend the meeting at Muriel Matters House. Nick Terdre reports.

The Ocean Symposium 2018 and Marine Exhibition

Ocean Symposium 2018 and Marine Exhibition

Your ocean needs YOU!

Posted 10:04 Wednesday, Aug 1, 2018 In: The HOT Planet Tags: BBC Earth climate change Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust Hastings Voluntary Action Marine Conservation Ocean Symposium Rother Voluntary Action Sir David Attenborough Southern Water st mary in the castle Surfers Against Sewage Sussex Wildlife Trust
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Vote for our marine conservation zone!

A government consultation is under way on designating our local sea as a marine conservation zone (MCZ), a marine protected area that safeguards some of the nation’s best or most vulnerable seabed habitats and marine wildlife. Erica Smith and Nick Terdre report.

Posted 17:25 Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018 In: The HOT Planet Tags: 1066 Beach Head East Beachy Head Cretaceous Coast Fishing Hastings Marine Conservation Zone marine protected area MCZ Royal Sovereign Shoals Sovereign Sovereign Tower Westham
Heathrow: expansion plans will scupper UK's climate change commitmentrs, say Greens (photo: Panhard/Wikimedia Creative Commons).

Greens call on Labour to oppose third runway

Claiming that construction of a third runway at Heathrow will make it impossible for the UK to meet its climate change targets, Hastings Green Party has called on the local Labour Party to put pressure on its national leadership to oppose the project. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 12:08 Wednesday, Jun 20, 2018 In: The HOT Planet Tags: Andy McDonald Campaign for Better Transport Greens Jeremy Corbyn Julia Hilton labour Peter Chowney Today programme
Photo © Giovanna del Sarto

Hastings Debates: ‘Another Crossing’

Giovanna Del Sarto and Bern O’Donoghue present ‘Another Crossing’ at Hastings Debates, 23 May 2018*,

Posted 13:10 Tuesday, May 1, 2018 In: The HOT Planet Tags: A Drop In The Ocean A Polaroid For A Refugee Another Crossing Bern O’Donoghue Dead Reckoning Felicity Laurence Hastings Community of Sanctuary Hastings Debates Murmurations Gallery Open Democracy Window 18B
Remembrance Day photo : Hastings Against War

‘Non-violence – A Style of Politics for Peace’

Does violence perpetuate violence? asks HOT’s Zelly Restorick. Has the use of violence taught you anything? Is violence a necessary element within human beings? An over-active attribute in some members of our human race? Physical violence? Mental and emotional violence? Is violence the only way? Non-rhetorical questions. Genuinely and sincerely asked.

Posted 18:02 Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017 In: The HOT Planet Tags: Afghan Peace Volunteers Alternatives to Violence Fiona MacGregor Hastings Against War Henrietta Cullinan Just Peace Conference Sermon on the Mount Zelly Restorick
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