Circular economy: peaks, valleys and progress in 2023
This has been a year of highs and lows for the circular economy campaigns. Catch up on what’s been happening.
Tips to cut your consumption this Christmas
In this guide, we’ll explore practical and meaningful ways to cut your consumption during the festive season, without losing out on any Christmas cheer.
What’s happened with Scotland’s transport this year?
We look at the progress that’s been made in improving public transport and reducing car use in Scotland this year.
Transport needs to go back to the drawing board on climate change
Transport is the largest sector of climate emissions for Scotland. Unfortunately, the Government department responsible don’t seem to have any innovative thinking on how to head off demand or encourage walking, cycling or public transport.
Let’s be climate leaders in 2017
Many people would rather forget 2016 and its catalogue of mistakes, disasters and deaths. The election of Trump poses a real threat to environmental progress and climate action. Richard looks ahead to a busy 2017 for climate campaigning and getting Scotland on the path to a fossil free future.
Marrakech blog – urgent action needed and still possible despite Trump
Yesterday at the UN Climate Conference in Marrakech a broad coalition of development, union, faith and environment groups laid out their analysis of where the world is heading and the…
EU departure means a tough fight to protect our environment
In 1993 the Norwegian Environment Minister called John Gummer, the UK Environment Secretary, a drittsekk – a shitbag– because of the massive impact on Scandinavian lakes and forest of acid…
5 ideas to help Scotland leave the car behind
Our air pollution problem is mainly caused by traffic and our unhealthy relationship with the car, a relationship which the Scottish Government has fostered by spending millions every year on…
Care about Clean Air, Walking and Cycling? Then save these dates…
Spring is about to Spring, and there are plenty of exciting walking and cycling events around the corner. Here are three for your diary…. (1) Saturday 5th March, all day…
Why we need to get active on air pollution
On Sunday we released our list of the most polluted streets in Scotland with St John’s Road in Edinburgh and Hope Street in Glasgow changing places at the top of…
Clean air strategy needs sharpening up in Parliament debate
The newly launched “Cleaner Air for Scotland” Strategy claims that it will ensure Scotland has the cleanest air in Europe. But it does not spell out what impact its 43…
Wheels fall off air pollution scam
News that Volkswagen has been tricking regulators about the amount of pollution its cars caused horrified the world this week and should remind the Scottish Government that when it comes…