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Air pollution protestors in Glasgow

The most polluted streets in Scotland in 2022

Every January, we look at air pollution data for the previous year to find the most polluted streets, and this year we have some good news: Scotland did not breach legal air pollution limits in 2022.

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The doorstep refill company making reuse easier

It’s vital we change the way we use materials in Scotland. We spoke to the founder of a reuse company to find out how it works.

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The role of art in energy transitions

Our just transition organiser looks at the role of art in creating change, and working with people in Aberdeen to imagine a better future.

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Back to the future to stand up for our environment?

In June this year, Friends of the Earth Scotland became the first Scottish NGO (and the first environmental NGO in the UK) to intervene in a case at the UK Supreme Court.

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It’s time to put funding behind words

It’s been pointed out endlessly, not the least by the Scottish Government, that we have a world leading climate law in Scotland. The targets in the act are good and necessary, but what we need now is action, and funding in place, to be able to reach those targets.

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Valuable work experience as an intern

Last December, I graduated with a Masters in Environmental Law, but felt unemployable. What I needed was some hands-on work experience where I could see what environmental campaigners do, and have a go at campaigning myself.

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Young Friends of the Earth Europe Summer Camp 2011

Young Friends of the Earth Europe have an annual summer camp which is a fantastic opportunity for campaigners aged 18-30 to get together for training and skill share sessions that help build their internal organisations and the European network as a whole.

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Would you pedal for Friends of the Earth Scotland?

Do the green thing and take part in this year’s Pedal for Scotland bike ride from Glasgow to Edinburgh, get fit and raise funds for the environment, all at the same time. Friends of the Earth Scotland is one of the nominated charities in the freshnlo Pedal for Scotland cycle challenge 2011.

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The ghost of nuclear past

The Fukushima nuclear disaster in March this year, while ongoing, has slipped down the news agenda over the summer. It has been pushed outside our immediate attention by the economy…

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Environmental campaigns and the public ‘zeitgeist’

I recently blogged about the importance of tapping into a certain public spirit or desire for change at a given point of time, to run a winnable campaign. This ‘zeitgeist’…

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A bit of a tram-a-lama ding dong…

I spent some time this morning making my first ever deputation to a full meeting of the City of Edinburgh Council. The Council will vote this evening on whether to…

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The M74 extension that should never have been built

Tomorrow morning (28 June), a minor member of the royal family will visit Glasgow to officially open the M74 northern extension, a five-mile, six-lane elevated urban motorway that Friends of…

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