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30 April 2015
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Court orders UK to cut air pollution

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The UK’s highest court has ruled that the government must take immediate action to cut air pollution. This represents a significant victory for campaigners […]

1 April 2015
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Call to Wolf Fields raiders

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raiders invited to restore wolf fieldsRaiders who snatched equipment from A Rocha UK have been invited to help them change a former wasteland into a community garden.

Workers were shocked to find wrenched padlocks and valuable items missing from their Wolf Fields project on St Patrick’s Day (17th March). But instead of condemning those who took more than £1,000 worth of equipment, they’re encouraging the thieves to come forward and help transform the three-acre site in Norwood Green, Southall.

The theft was discovered by Communities Officer Kailean Khongsai (pictured), when he turned up to start his shift there on the Tuesday morning. ‘I went to check the site – and found all the padlocks broken,’ he said. ‘There must have been at least two or three people involved, because some of the items are big and heavy. The intruders also trampled on the allotment, but the damage isn’t major and can be repaired.’

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Focus on faith, food and justice

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Britain’s leading ordination training centre is to host key talks on the environment this month (April) – led by A Rocha UK’s Churches And […]

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Celtic isle appeals for chaplains

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Volunteer chaplains are needed at a Welsh heartland of contemplation and conservation frequented by A Rocha UK staff and friends. The call has come […]

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Easter eggs under threat

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easter eggs under threatEaster eggs are under threat. We need to protect them now – along with the people who make them. That’s the season’s message from A Rocha UK and its friends in the Climate Coalition.

In a timely blog that features an entertaining video (pictured), they have issued the warning that climate change is reducing the areas suitable for growing cocoa – the basis for chocolate.

But chocolate lovers can protect their treat by joining the Climate Coalition and demanding that world leaders respond to the challenge. Concerned consumers are being called to a day of action on 17th June – when A Rocha UK will also help run two ecumenical services as part of the programme.

People across the planet eat a staggering seven million tonnes of chocolate every year. But the pressure is on the land – and the people who farm it – say campaigners. John Mason of the Nature Conservation Research Council in Ghana, predicted in 2010 that ‘in 20 years chocolate will be like caviar’. It would become so expensive, ‘the average Joe just won’t be able to afford it’.

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