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Council encourages residents to take part in ‘No Mow May’

In a bid to help tackle climate change Hastings Borough Council is encouraging residents to do their part by not doing anything at all! Though many have time on their hands and the weather currently on their side, the council has issued a release hoping that residents will neglect their lawns for this month in order to support pollinating insects and do their part for the environment.

Posted 10:51 Thursday, May 21, 2020 In: The HOT Planet Tags: climate change Every Flower Counts Hastings Borough Council No Mow May Plantlife

Post-Covid reboot needed to orient town towards climate change objectives?

Now that the council’s climate change strategy is in the public domain, the voices omitted from helping to form it can be heard. Chris Lewcock, former chair of Hastings Urban Design Group, local government town planner and lecturer in the built environment, wonders whether, when we are past the Covid-19 crisis, a Hastings reboot conference open to all could help us put the climate emergency centre-stage. Below, the Green Party’s Julia Hilton calls for concrete goals and localist action.

Posted 15:33 Friday, May 15, 2020 In: The HOT Planet Tags: Chris Lewcock climate change HBC Julia Hilton Maya Evans Town Board

Two crises with the same cause

Comparing HM Government’s handling of two crises – coronavirus and climate change – leads Michael Madden, Hastings resident, environmental campaigner and painter, to some interesting conclusions.

Posted 17:47 Sunday, Apr 5, 2020 In: Point of View Tags: climate change coronavirus free market Gaia Greta Thunberg James Lovelock Michael Madden nature Thatcher

A Billion Ways climate change musical to open at Kino-Teatr

A brand new musical on climate change starts a three-day run at the Kino-Teatr on 14 November, featuring an impressive cast of local talent. Katy Weitz explains how A Billion Ways was created. Photos by Peter Mould.

Posted 20:03 Wednesday, Nov 6, 2019 In: Music & Sound Tags: Billion Ways Chloe Thompson climate change Joanna Roffey Katy Weitz Lisa Harmer-Pope peter mould Peter O'Donnell Rachel McCarron Rob Hill Robin Hayter Sally Holloway

Hastings Green party launches petition to declare a climate emergency

The Hastings and Rye Green party recently issued the following press release.

Climate Action meeting: All welcome!

Hastings council declared a climate emergency earlier this year. The question is: what next? This will be discussed on Thursday 30 May at Jackson Place, Hastings Voluntary Action, hosted by Friends of the Earth. All welcome. HOT’s Zelly Restorick writes.

Dying for climate action

This is the companion article to Extinction Rebellion Hastings and St Leonards. Mark Hutchinson from Shendao Silent Films attended the three die-ins on Saturday (18 May) organised by Extinction Rebellion (XR) – and has generously shared his photos of the event. 

Posted 10:09 Wednesday, May 22, 2019 In: Campaigns Tags: climate action climate change Extinction Rebellion Extinction Rebellion Hastings and St Leonards Mark Hutchinson Shendao Silent Films

Extinction Rebellion in Hastings & St Leonards

An Extinction Rebellion (XR) Group is rising in our local area. Seeds are being planted. Ideas and initiatives are evolving. And you too can rebel against extinction. All welcome. All inclusive: climate change affects all of us. HOT’s Zelly Restorick, an XR Rebel, writes.

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