Get involved in Car Free Day 2022
Car Free Day takes place every year to encourage us to reimagine our transport system. It is an opportunity to think about how we move around and what changes we…
Young people, climate justice and workers’ rights
Reflections on an event bringing together young climate activists and trade unionists to learn from one another and think about how we can better work together.
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.
Well it’s been quite a few days hasn’t it? As the dust settles on a new Conservative/Liberal Democrat Government, or a ‘ConDem’ nation as some have disparagingly coined it, what…
Spill, baby, spill
While here in the UK we await the results of negotiations to secure a “strong and stable government”, the people of Louisiana, USA, are waking every morning to an even…
Dust yet to settle over hung Parliament
The dust from Thursday’s election looks set to hang around almost as long as the ash from Eyjafjallajökull. Despite the shrill calls from the right-wing press, a Cameron premiership is…
People’s Charter for RBS
Billboards around the country proudly announce the Royal Bank of Scotland’s 14 vague commitments to improve customer services. So, we have launched an alternative People’s Charter for RBS, outlining a…
Royal Bank of Sustainability
I just came back from an inspiring couple of days in Brussels with Friends of the Earth communicators from across Europe.
Penguins run across Edinburgh
Friends of the Earth Scotland has ten runners in the Chris Hoy Edinburgh half marathon.
Reflections on Copenhagen
This week I’ve been forced to look back at the Copenhagen climate summit to prepare for an activist briefing session, and for a roundtable panel at the Political Studies Conference…
Green shoots of recovery?
I was listening to yesterday’s UK budget with even more interest than usual, if not especially high expectations. The Chancellor’s plan to establish a ‘Green Investment Bank’ had been widely…
A bright green renewable future
Welcome to Friends of the Earth Scotland’s new blog. We’ll be posting news and updates on Scotland’s environmental scene, and our activities at least weekly from now on. To kick…