Ware Residents Against Stansted Expansion
"Campaigning for clear skies over our town and highlighting the
issues of noise and air pollution caused by low flying aircraft."
WRASE is an association of residents from Ware and neighbouring villages in Hertfordshire.
We care passionately that our countryside is being damaged by the continued development of airports and air travel in the South East of England. The voices of those who care about these issues are easily overwhelmed by big businesses. We believe that in order for our voices to be heard we need to be resourceful, organised and persistent.
This site will tell you more about our concerns, what we are doing about them, and how you can help or join us.
Send a Strong Message to Ministers
On the Ryanair homepage there is currently a campaign to give away a million free tickets if you write to Gordon Brown complaining about the air tax increases.
WRASE thought this was a good idea and suggest you do the same complaining the Tax doesn't go far enough.
click here to send an email to Gordon Brown.
Fight against pollution
Residents from Ware and Hertfordshire care about our environment and the lovely countryside where we live. We founded an association in our attempt to fight against Stansted expansion. The flying aircrafts pollute the air we breathe and we want to ensure a better place for our children. There are many ways how we can fight against pollution, but reducing the expansion of London Stansted Airport is definitely mandatory.
We march for clear skies
Although airplanes appear clean and efficient when we see them from the ground, we must be aware they do not leave behind just tiny and thin streams of puffy white clouds. Airplanes transport thousands of pounds of aluminum, people and luggage for miles, at very high heights, moving at high speed and consuming massive amounts of fossil fuels. Dangerous pollutants are dump over our homes, into the air we will breathe, and it will pollute the atmosphere in an unimaginable way.
When you are up in the air, traveling with your Paris escort towards your beautiful holiday destination, you do not consider these aspects. But whether you live in London, Hertfordshire, Paris, New York or Hong Kong, you breathe this polluted air with harmful chemicals released by jet aircrafts. A study published in 2010 revealed that plane exhaust kills more people than plane crashes, which is quite alarming and should influence us to make a move.
We cannot allow the expansion of London Stansted Airport. If airplanes crashes have killed about 1,000 people each year during the last few years, plane emissions have killed almost 10,000 people each year. We should open our eyes and realize that we cannot keep polluting the air, water and soil. Each and every one of us can fight against pollution and there are certain things that we all have to change in order to preserve our environment..
Pollution will be reduced if we only drive the car when it is absolutely necessary. Take the bus or metro if it is possible, avoid excessive idling of your automobile and use energy efficient appliances and light bulbs. Turn off the computer when you do not use it and do not leave the lights on unless it is absolutely necessary. Walk and take the bike if you need to go somewhere close and choose environmentally friendly cleaners and detergents.
You might want to say that this is insignificant, but if each one of us will make these changes, we will manage to improve our lives and those of your children. We cannot ignore anymore that our actions have reactions and that the air polluted by man-made machines will eventually kill us. Incredible quantities of toxic fuels are burnt when aircrafts are up in the air and, summed up, these events lead to climate change and health problems that we have not faced before.
We advocate for clear skies and a better world for our children and grandchildren. Change must be seen in everyone so that we can succeed and make a difference. Join our cause against the expansion of London Stansted Airport and help us reduce the pollution of our air!