Mersey basin Campaign

Items from 2008

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Publication dateApril 2008 MBC210 Audio - Unilever Dragonfly Awards - St Luke's Church Crosby Leaders and young volunteers from St Luke's Church, Crosby, winners of a Unilever Dragonfly Award in 2008, talk about their environmental project and why they volunteer. Publication dateJune 2008 MBC129 Back to the Land Allotments were first introduced around 150 years ago to help the urban poor provide food for their families. Now allotments are more popular than ever with an estimated 300,000 plots in use around the country. David Ward goes out and about to allotments around Manchester to talk to green-fingered enthusiasts about what makes having your on bit of land so rewarding and learns about some innovative community schemes aiming to help people to get involved in growing their own food. Publication dateJune 2008 MBC130 Case Notes - Ghostriders in the Park Tipkinder Park in Crewe has been blessed with a new skate park and 300m BMX track. The park's previous bike track was the local haunt of the Cheshire Ghostriders Bike Club and produced the first UK Olympic BMX qualifier, Shanaze Reade. It is hoped the new track will create more opportunities for people to become engaged in the sport and help nurture Olympians of the future. Publication dateJune 2008 MBC131 Environmental Champion - Nes Brierley Source talks to Nes Brierley, member of I Bike MCR and Bike It officer for Sustrans about what she loves about cycling and why she feels increasing the use of sustainable transport is so important. Publication dateJune 2008 MBC132 Saving Ratty The water vole is the UK’s fastest declining mammal species thanks to a reduction in available habitats and the introduction of the predatory American mink. It is estimated that the species has lost 94% of its range making it a Biodiversity Action Plan priority species. James Fair follows two dedicated projects, the Northwest Lowlands Water Vole Project and the Cumbria Water Vole Project to learn about what’s being done to save these wonderful creatures. Publication dateJune 2008 MBC133 Spotlight - Tony Juniper Source talks to Tony Juniper as he gets ready to leave Friends of the Earth after six years as executive director. He discusses the successes he has seen over the past 20 years as an ardent environmentalist and highlights the challenges that still need to be overcome to ensure a sustainable future for our planet. Publication dateJune 2008 MBC134 Weir-ed and Wonderful During the industrial revolution mills generated their power by utilising the force of nearby rivers. Now in the 21st century micro-hydro schemes are popping up along our waterways using modern technology to generate green energy from our rivers. Jason Teasdale goes out to investigate various schemes located across the Northwest and learns about the challenges and opportunities faced by these small-scale hydropower schemes. Publication dateJune 2008 MBC202 SourceNW Issue 17 Regional Round-Up Case Notes: Ghostriders In The Park - Ciara Leeming How Green Is My... School? - Edwin Colyer Back To The Land - David Ward Weir-ed And Wonderful - Jason Teasdale Spotlight - Tony Juniper Business Saving Ratty - Jim Fair The Sharp End - Steve Connor