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.
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.
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.
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…