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Incredible outfits shine a light on Scotland’s overconsumption

We put on a fashion show with outfits made from discarded materials to call on MSPs to support a circular economy.

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Gracie Bradley departs as Director

We are grateful for her important work which has helped ensure the organisation has a clear campaigning direction and is in a good place looking to the future.  

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The destruction of Palestine’s environment 

The war in Gaza has created a human and environmental catastrophe in what was one of the world’s poorest and most densely populated places.

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What I learned from writing the new Friends of the Earth Scotland strategy

When I was recruited to be Friends of the Earth Scotland Director, it was with a pretty enormous brief: developing a new organisational strategy to ensure that Scotland plays its…

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Shoring up Nicola Sturgeon’s climate legacy

After eight years, Scotland has a new First Minister. Under Nicola Sturgeon the Scottish Government made a lot of progress, but now it must go further and faster.

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COP27: Outcomes from the climate talks and what it means for action in Scotland

What happened at the talks in Egypt and how it will impact our work at home.

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Edinburgh joins Global Day of Action for Climate Justice

The route took the crowd past different stops highlighting the banks, polluters and governments who are driving climate breakdown.

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Fossil fuels are the climate culprit – we have to come together to stop them.

The extreme heat shows climate breakdown is here and it will get much worse unless we act to stop fossil fuel companies.

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Environmentalists have to take on economics!

Until we change the ways in which our economy works, ‘business-as-usual’ will continue to drive environmental destruction and climate breakdown. 

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Why council elections are crucial for the climate crisis

Local authorities play an important role in tackling the climate crisis, so these elections are going to be significant.

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30 years of progress is still not enough

Reflections on 30 years in the environmental movement – looking at welcome but insufficient progress.

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Warnings from a warming planet

Record-breaking temperatures at the poles and warnings about Amazon rainforest tipping point show a planet in danger

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