Nourish Conference 2014

Representatives from Friends of the Earth Falkirk are going to the Nourish Conference- Our Common Wealth of Food. October 16th &17th October at the Royal Concert Hall and Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow. For details of the event follow this link:

Meat Free Mondays

Meet free Mondays- take action once a week

On Tuesday 23 September world leaders are gathering in New York to discuss climate change. The first time the UN has tackled the subject since 2009.
Friends of the Earth EWNI are working with other organisations to get as many people as possible to pledge to go meat free for one day a week. This simple step will show world leaders that we’re serious about reducing global emissions.
Did you know?
Livestock production is responsible for over 14.5% of global greenhouse gases
75% of agricultural land is used to raise animals for food
Every hour an area of rainforest the size of 100 football pitches is cut down to create room for grazing cattle
Eating less meat is an easy way to reduce our climate impact and anyone can do it. Already vegetarian, vegan or flexitarian? You can still sign the pledge to show your support. 
Worried about what to eat? Download our Eat Smart Pack full of handy tips and advice or invest in a delicious vegetarian cook book.

There was an agreement at our September meeting to produce a FoE Falkirk leaflet to promote Meat Free Monday, or vegan Monday for vegetarians to promote this initiative in Falkirk.

Summer Plant Stalls

Friends of the Earth Falkirk had two plant stalls this year. It was decided that we would replace the reuse book stall with the plants to compliment our Community Gardens and to promote local food and address litter issues. The plants included wild strawberries form or Arnot Street Garden as well as a number of donated plant from the group members. Specific thanks go to Maria for a large donation of plants. The stall was held at an event at Forth Valley Hospital in Larbert and at the Steeple on Falkirk High Street on Charities day on 6th September. Fiona took the opportunity on the stall to raise concerns about litter, specifically cigarette litter, and handed out butt boxes to smokers.