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News Archive - page 3 - 2010-2011

Hockerton community turbine declares dividend (June 2011)

Sustainable Hockerton's 225kW wind turbine has returned a 5% dividend to investors on its first year of operation. It will also pay £3,000 to a community fund. It started operation on 26 January 2010 and was officially opened by Alan Simpson MP in March 2010. In its first 11 months it produced 239,358kWh electricity.

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Government challenged to cut rubbish in half (Mar 2011)

On 19 March 2011, Friends of the Earth groups around the country challenged the government to reduce the amount of rubbish we throw away by half by 2020. That would be equivalent to recycling 70% of our current levels of waste. Members of Nottingham Friends of the Earth were outside the Council House asking David Cameron to "talk half as much rubbish".

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Save Sherwood Forest (Feb 2011)

A well-attended meeting at the end of January agreed to launch a campaign to stop parts of Sherwood Forest being sold off. The main local threat is to Sherwood Pines (between Rufford Abbey and Clipstone). This is an area of woodland, largely replanted in the past with conifers, which should be returned to indigenous broad leaf trees.

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WRG landfill causes stink in Arnold (Jan 2011)

Residents around the City's main landfill site at Dorket Head have called in specialist solicitors to advise on action against WRG who operate the site. There have been over 600 complaints in the last 2 years, mainly of smells. The landfill comes within 120 metres of some people's homes. WRG wants to expand it.

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Cows on trams demand rainforest-free food (Oct 2010)

A small herd of cowmuters boarded Nottingham's trams on Wednesday 13 October to demand rainforest-free food.

Nottingham Friends of The Earth staged the stunt, as part of a national initiative, to highlight the hidden link between British factory farms and tropical rainforest destruction.

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