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Birmingham Faith Group Travel & Air Quality Survey

Our friends at Sustrans have put together a survey about travel and air pollution for faith groups in Birmingham. This survey will help Sustrans and Birmingham City Council enable more people to make sustainable journeys in line with The Brum Breathes programme for improved air quality.  It will also help us to understand and support individuals […]

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Interfaith Week 2020: Round-up

2020 National Interfaith Week Birmingham Programme Birmingham Council of Faiths (BCF) – Footsteps’ parent charity – again coordinated Birmingham’s contribution to National Interfaith Week 2020. The week aims to strengthen interfaith relations and to increase understanding and awareness between faith communities and with those with non-religious beliefs.  The Covid-19 Pandemic presented particular challenges and most […]

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Replace Incineration with Better Waste Options

Let’s challenge Birmingham City Council to stop burning 75% of the waste that they collect from households and businesses. Instead, we ask that they plan for the waste items to be re-used, recycled, composted or digested. Sign the petition What’s the problem with Tyseley Incinerator? Tyseley Incinerator is where Birmingham’s general waste is currently burned […]

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New Report on Brum’s Air Quality

Footsteps – UK Clean Air Day – Birmingham Air Quality and Health Report webinar To mark UK Clean Air Day 2020, Footsteps held a successful webinar to launch its Birmingham air quality and health issues survey report as one of three Clean Air Day events in Birmingham. The webinar was part of Footsteps activities to […]

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Give your views on clean air & health in Brum

Take part in our survey on clean air and health. Dylan Mustafa, a sixth form medical sciences student, is carrying out a survey of local experiences of air quality and health issues during the recent lock-down for Footsteps as a volunteering project over the summer. To complete the survey, just click on the link below […]

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Catch up with our Summer Walk

Fruit and Nut tree planting in the Rea Valley – a community interfaith walk On Sunday August 16th a group of about 25 people gathered (at a distance!) in Stirchley Park to hear about the ‘Fruit and Nut Village’ that has been created in the River Rea Valley. It is the work of a group […]

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Footsteps on Unity FM

Footsteps’ chair Ruth Tetlow recently took part in a discussion on Faith, Community and Climate Change on Birmingham local radio. Ruth spoke alongside Kamran Fazil (Bahu Trust, and Footsteps member) and Cllr Waseem Zaffar (Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment at Birmingham City Council) on the Connecting Community show, presented by Mahmooda Qureshi and Dr […]

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Just Transition – Funding the Solutions

Following Footsteps’ 2020 Earth Day gathering, this workshop provided an opportunity to hear contributions from a number of experts and to learn from each other about funding Birmingham’s just transition to net zero carbon.   The workshop was also to provide the Birmingham City Council Taskforce with a view from a community perspective. Some 18 people, […]

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Learning from Covid-19

Learning from Covid-19: repairing the damage, embedding the positives Following Footsteps’ 2020 Earth Day gathering, this workshop provided an opportunity to listen to stories about the damage that Covid virus is causing, hearing about faith community responses and identify how to embed positive changes.  The workshop was also to provide the Birmingham City Council Taskforce […]

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