We work closely with a number of allied, 'supporting' and 'supported' groups with whom we meet regularly and who share intersecting interests in improving the environment in which we live. We are also regularly invited to give talks and run information stalls with partner groups, and/or at related events. See our main blog, and recent events highlighted below, for further details.
We are proud to be supported by the following national and local allied groups with which we work closely on overlapping agendas through dialogue and sharing of resources and information.
PAN-UK PESTICIDE-FREE TOWNS
PAN UK Pesticide-Free Towns focuses on non-agricultural pesticide use in towns and offers support to regional campaigning groups trying to get pesticides eliminated from their urban spaces. It also runs related a pesticide-free Schools Campaign and a Supermarket campaign. See here for a list of active campaigns and for details of the wonderful work that's going on by individual groups.
PAN-UK works to apply pressure on governments, regulators, policy makers, industry and retailers to reduce the impacts of harmful pesticides to both human health and the environment.
Pesticide-Free Cambridge joined forces with PAN-UK Pesticide-Free Towns movement in 2019 and benefit hugely from their expertise and advice, as well as through interaction with other pesticide-free campaigns that their platform enables.
PARTNER GROUPS THAT WE SUPPORT
We are also 'Supporters' of the following groups:
FRIENDS OF THE CAM
Friends of the Cam are a Cambridge based campaigning group committed to restoring the health of the river Cam and its tributaries for the benefit of nature. They are pledged to ending pollution of the river and over-abstraction linked to unsustainable growth in the area. They have developed a charter to express these commitments which they invite others to sign.
Pesticide-Free Cambridge have been attending Friends of the Cam meetings since earlier in 2021, and are proud to join several other of their supporting groups including founding group, Cambridge Labour Party Environment Forum (CLEF), of which PFC are also members, Cambridge Friends of the Earth, Cambridge Schools Eco Council, and Campaign for the Protection of Rural England.
OTHER NETWORKS, WORKING-GROUPS & COLLABORATIONS
Herbicide Reduction Scheme for Cambridge Working Group
Pesticide-Free Cambridge are members of Cambridge City Council's Herbicide Reduction Scheme for Cambridge Working Group, which held its first meeting on 12 May 2022. Other members include representatives from Cambridge City Council's Biodiversity team, Cambridgeshire County Council, as well as volunteers from the newly established Happy Bee community street adoption scheme, and several other stakeholders. The group was set up to oversee the two-ward herbicide free trials, and street adoption programme initiated in the Spring of 2022, and to ensure that the council's Herbicide Reduction Plan is a success. See our Council Campaign Meeting Records blog for updates.
'FRIENDS' GROUPS & RESIDENTS' ASSOCIATIONS
We also have close links with the following 'Friends' groups and Residents Associations, some of which have agreed to be formal 'Supporters' of our organisation.
(This section is being updated, please check back later for a full list)