Wednesday, 12 May 2004

Happy 30th Birthday Sheffield Friends of the Earth

Sheffield Friends of the Earth is celebrating its 30th birthday this year. The group was started in 1974 and has been campaigning ever since. Although the specific issues may have changed over the years, most of the broad themes have a familiar ring to them: reducing, reusing and recycling waste; fighting pollution; supporting cyclists, pedestrians and public transport; and protecting beautiful places.

To celebrate we will be touring the City with an exhibition of highlights from the last 30 years. Panels will display themes from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, current campaigns, and the future of environmental campaigning. We will be launching the exhibition at a meeting at the Friends Meeting House in central Sheffield, 7-9pm on Wednesday 12th May. Speakers will recount campaigns of the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s, and then local environmental activists will update us on current campaigns. There will also be a look into the future, a quiz, refreshments, and a fair bit of silliness.

Sheffield FoE have been active fighting environmental destruction for the past 30 years. A wind turbine to replace the Bernard Road incinerator would make a nice birthday present!









For further details, contact Sheffield FoE Co-ordinator Steve Goodacre – steveg@doctors.org.uk