RELATED ORGANISATIONS THAT THAT WE LOVE
We'd like to highlight the following Cambridge-based groups that are doing amazing work on improving the environment in ways that compliment the aims and objectives of our campaign.
CAMBRIDGE ECO SCHOOL COUNCIL
Cambridge Eco School Council are an organisation run by children to demand climate justice in Cambridge and around the world. They organise the Cambridge YouthStrikes4Climate, take part in community events, work to educate locals both young and old and meet with businesses and politicians to find constructive ways to save the planet.
Abbey People are a vibrant community charity in the Abbey Ward of Cambridge, improving the lives and wellbeing of Abbey residents. They do this through targeted community projects, provision of general anti-poverty support such as a community fridge and Food Hub, supporting access to education and employment, projects to improve the environment, and by developing a culture of volunteering in the community
Chemtrust is a collaboration between CHEM Trust, a UK-registered charity, and CHEM Trust Europe, a charity based in Germany. They work with policy makers, scientists, and other charities and civil society groups to campaign for restrictions on hazardous chemicals, and ensure that they are replaced with safer alternatives. They focus specifically on chemicals that can disrupt the endocrine system, and so of close relevance to Pesticide-Free Cambridge's work.
PAN-EUROPE PESTICIDE-FREE TOWNS
PAN-Europe Pesticide-Free Towns is aimed tackling both Local Authority and private use of non-agricultural pesticides. See here for an excellent summary of case-studies around Europe for how different towns have effected herbicide-free policies. As they effectively demonstrate, there is no one-fits-all model. In some town, for example, financial constraints have led to considerable emphasis being placed on implementing public education systems for encouraging a greater degree of ‘weediness’ on the streets. See also their Alternative Methods and Techniques Guide which considers the need for different methods across different categories of public urban space.
THE EUROPEAN CANCER AND ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH INSTITUTE
The European Cancer and Environment Research Institute is a collaborative network of scientific researchers from all over Europe willing to combine their efforts to discover and understand environmental causes of cancer and other suspected environment-associated human diseases or disorders, including those related to pesticide exposures .