£3,000 for every Bristol taxi that goes electric

£3,000 for every Bristol taxi that goes electric

Bristol City Council is to offer subsidies of around £3000 to taxi drivers who switch to an electric or ultra-low emission vehicle (ULEV). The hope is that up to 100 Hackney Carriage owners will make the switch, with the aim of improving air quality in the city. The incentives being offered to taxi drivers have […]

Bristol crocodile: Chew Valley caiman will join education team

The reptile found in Chew Valley Lake last August will be used to teach people the danger and potential cruelty of keeping a crocodilian as a pet. 

The reptile found in Chew Valley Lake last August will be used to teach people the danger and potential cruelty of keeping a crocodilian as a pet.  The ‘spectacled’ caiman will go on display at Crocodiles of the World, a conservation centre near Brize Norton, once it has fully recovered from the injuries and abnormalities it received […]

Billboards not ruled out of Bristol parks

Billboards not  ruled out of Bristol parks

There is a possibility of billboards appearing in Bristol parks in the future announced deputy mayor Asher Craig. A recent petition that gained over 4,000 signatures forced the full council to debate the issue of advertising in parks. While most Councillors admitted that they would rather parks remain ad-free they couldn’t rule it out as […]

Bristol University to end investment in fossil fuels

Bristol University to end investment in fossil fuels

The University of Bristol has promised to end all investments in fossil fuel companies within the next two years, doubling down on a previous divestment pledge. By seizing investment in coal, oil and gas companies, it became one of three of the UK’s leading universities who have said in the past week that they will […]

Warning as Bristol litter fines to go up

Warning as Bristol litter fines to go up

A man fined for dropping a cigarette in the city centre has warned fellow Bristolians as the fines for dropping litter are set to increase. The city council introduced a £70 fine for dropping litter in January. The fine is set to rise to £100 on 1 April. People who cannot pay their fine could […]

Vegan activists pay respect to turkeys

Vegan activists pay respect to turkeys

Vegan activists have been leaving flyers amongst turkey in Tesco supermarkets. The Viva! vegan group wants you to consider making a vegetarian dish for Christmas dinner. During our turkey outreach in Bristol we paid a visit to the local Tesco and paid our respects! #vegansofig #vegans #veganism #plantbased #christmas #turkeys #bekind #compassion #sentientbeings #30dayvegan A […]

Bristol council to tax disposable cups

Bristol council to tax disposable cups

Bristol City Council will tax people 5p for every disposable cup used in cafes on council-owned premises. Lib Dem Councillor Clare Campion Smith proposed the motion to deter people from using environmentally harmful disposable cups. Every year, the UK throws away up to 2.5 billion paper cups. They are difficult to recycle due to the use of […]

Bristol brews bio-fuel with beer

Bristol brews bio-fuel with beer

Bristol University have used beer to create sustainable fuel for cars. Chemistry Professor Duncan Wass and his team released their research using ‘fermented broth’ – otherwise known as beer – to create the petrol alternative butanol. Wass explained the reasons behind the innovative research; ”we’re interested in making sustainable liquid fuels for transportation. It can go […]

Slaughter truck halted by vegan activists

Slaughter truck halted by vegan activists

Protesters campaigning against the meat and dairy industries have blocked a truck full of pigs entering a slaughterhouse in Westerleigh. On 21st November, the anniversary of their first protest, Bristol Animal Save campaigners stood with signs in the road. They forced the driver to stop as they took photos and videos. Since November 2016, drivers have agreed to stop […]