Alt-Sheff News http://alt-sheff.org/rss_news.php The guide to Sheffield's radical, alternative, ethical business and groups Sheffield Environment Weeks http://alt-sheff.org/stories/498/ http://alt-sheff.org/stories/#498/ 2018 *** Sheffield can be proud of the hundreds of activities that make up Sheffield Environment Weeks, which has run for many years. They range from talks on a range of subjects, to projects like urban agriculture and wildlife conservation. Volunteers do the hard work, and to get involved see the timetable on the website.Programme entries for Environment Week 2018 to be submitted by the end of February 2018 please.The main activity in 2018 runs from Saturday 28th April to Sunday 10th June, but events go on all year round.Sheffield Environment Weeks Shirle Hill seeks residents http://alt-sheff.org/stories/499/ http://alt-sheff.org/stories/#499/ January 2018 *** Shirle Hill co-housing is a group of people who have purchased the historic Shirle Hill House in Nether Edge. They are converting it into shared facilities and flats, and building five new houses to high environmental standards. Late last year they advertised for further residents who can buy in to this project for shared living.Shirle Hill on Facebook Save Sherwood Forest from fracking http://alt-sheff.org/stories/502/ http://alt-sheff.org/stories/#502/ January 2018 *** Friends of The Earth report that INEOS have gone back on a promise made last spring, and actually signed a secret agreement with the government allowing them to take their explosives and thumper trucks into the forest! Please sign the petition to put pressure on the Secretary of State for the Environment to intervene, here: Friends of The Earth petition Hope for the Future needs a new Trustee http://alt-sheff.org/stories/503/ http://alt-sheff.org/stories/#503/ January 2018 *** "Hope for the Future" are looking for a Voluntary Chair of Trustees. The organisation that brings politicians and communities together to take action on climate change need someone who has a range of skills and can commit for 4 days a month. For more information and contact details, see their post through Volunteer Centre page: VC Connect City centre and Darnall cycle routes discussed http://alt-sheff.org/stories/504/ http://alt-sheff.org/stories/#504/ January 2018 *** Cycle Sheffield has responded to the Council designs for City Centre (Trippet and Portobello) and Darnall cycle route designs. You can read their submissions on the links below.Trippet and Portobello cycle routeDarnall cycle route Right to Remain Toolkit available http://alt-sheff.org/stories/505/ http://alt-sheff.org/stories/#505/ January 2018 *** The Right to Remain Toolkit is a unique, plain language guide to the UK asylum and immigration system. It is a great resource, available free of charge to unfunded community groups and people with little or no money. Donations are requested from groups and indiviauls that can afford it, to allow keeping it available free of charge to unfunded community groups and people with little or no money. Place your orders here: Right to Remain ToolkitOnline version of the Toolkit: Right to Remain online version