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Glasgow’s Low Emission Zone is coming

Glasgow’s Low Emission Zone coming into force is a big campaign win. Find out about how it will work to reduce air pollution in the city.

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Scottish climate activists protest Equinor’s record-breaking profits

The campaign against the Norwegian company behind the Rosebank oil project is heating up

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Gracie Bradley announced as new Director

Gracie brings experience, enthusiasm and commitment to justice.

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Cycling for the climate on a Sunday in September

I like cycling. I really do. There’s a large sense of satisfaction to be had in knowing that you’re powering your own means of transport, and I look good in…

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Young Friends of the Earth Europe summer camp in Poland

For the first week of August, I was in Northern Poland for a gathering of Young Friends of the Earth activists from all over Europe. Seventeen national groups were represented by as…

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The West Wing

Every morning I get a wee thrill as I walk through the door to the Friends of the Earth Scotland office. And not just because I love my job, but…

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T in the Park festival 2010

Last weekend Friends of the Earth Scotland had a stall at T in the Park Festival in Balado, Kinross-Shire. T in the Park is working hard to be as green…

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A nudge to look after the earth?

I’ve just finished reading ‘Nudge’ by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein, professors in Behavioural Science and Law at the University of Chicago. Its starting premise is fairly indisputable: context matters wherever…

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A budget for politics

I’ve repeatedly criticised Gordon Brown and Alastair Darling for the timidity of their actions on green tax reform. But George Osborne today set a record for ignoring the environment, mentioning…

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Cycling past the heart of the oil industry

Last weekend 15 people in illuminous waterproofs cycled past four of the 10 biggest polluters in Scotland. It was our annual Friends of the Earth Scotland campaigners’ meet-up and members…

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Young Friends of the Earth Europe get busy in Bonn

I’ve just arrived back from an international meeting in Germany with Young Friends of the Earth Europe (Young FoEE) members from six countries. We were based at a climate camp…

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Climate targets rejected, but no excuses for delaying action

Last week I wrote about the challenge laid down by the Scottish Parliament’s Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change committee. This week the row reached the main chamber, with a formal…

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