10 April 2009
We Are Supported by Artists Project Earth.
The White Horse Alliance has received support from Artists' Project Earth (APE), a charity committed to promoting action against climate chaos.
Patrick Kinnersly, secretary of the White Horse Alliance said:'The grant of £2,500 was one of 38 awarded in APE's latest funding round. We are grateful that APE recognised the relevance of our campaign to their objectives. This grant will help us raise awareness of the way building roads like the Westbury bypass can only increase traffic and carbon emissions and encourage more car-dependent sprawl across land we need for growing food, and through habitats vital to already endangered species.'
'Westbury is one of many schemes in a bloated roads programme based on the government's belief that traffic can safely double by 2050. If they allow this road, almost anything can be built anywhere. If ministers ignore the evidence that they risk breaking European habitats law we need to be ready to challenge them in the High Court and in Europe. Support from APE will help us make this a test case for a government bent on building more roads while talking about sustainable development.'
Artists Project Earth. Through music and the arts, APE aims to achieve permanent reductions in greenhouse gas emissions to levels that minimise further degradation of ecological systems and human livelihood. APE recruits internationally known musicians and artists through albums, concerts, art exhibitions and art related projects to raise awareness of climate change and funds for campaigns and disaster relief.