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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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Big banks AGM season coming up

Guest blog by Danielle Paffard, Move Your Money UK In May, in between the Diamond Jubilee, the Bank Holidays, and the wait for the weather to improve, thousands of shareholders…

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What happened at the Just Banking Conference?

The Just Banking conference, held in April 2012 at the University of Edinburgh, brought together over 400 academics, campaigners, policy-makers and citizens to address these urgent questions: How can we…

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Government stalling on Aarhus compliance?

The Scottish Government’s proposals for new rules of court on Protective Expense Orders published last month are as disappointing as they are late. Codification of the rules of court on…

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Move Your Money Month: find a bank that shares your ethics

Ever feel frustrated that your hard earned pennies are being pumped into coal-mining, cluster bombs or credit default swaps? Then March is the month to move it! Today is the…

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Rosyth locals not aware of biomass plans

By Ana Dragalina, Friends of the Earth Scotland volunteer. Last Saturday we paid a visit to the people of Rosyth, Fife, and had a chat with them about one of…

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Take action on big biomass in Scotland

At Friends of the Earth Scotland, we believe there is a space for small, community-owned biomass boilers making use of heat and using locally sourced wood.

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A year of extremes

2011 wasn’t a great year for the environment or the climate, and, after this year, few of us will be in any doubt about what is meant by the term ‘extreme weather’.

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Durban: Kyoto Protocol weakened and developing countries bullied

If you read the EU commissioner for climate action Connie Hedegaard’s summary of the outcomes of the Durban climate summit, it sounds like the talks were a great success. Hedegaard…

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More ludicrous than lycra: stuck in the 80s

I never thought that trying to save the world would involve donning blue eye-shadow, woolly leg warmers, and blindingly bright 1980s gear! Thanks to Friends of the Earth Scotland’s recent…

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