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Let’s bring Strathclyde’s buses back into public control

Along with trade unions, health and poverty charities, student groups and more, we’re campaigning for buses in the Strathclyde region to be taken back into public control so that they are run for passengers, not for profit.

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Peterhead expansion plan would worsen Scotland’s biggest climate polluter

If the Scottish Government approve this dangerous plan, it will lock us in to continued use of volatile fossil fuels for decades to come.

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Statement on the violence in Israel and Palestine

Friends of the Earth Scotland Statement on the violence in Israel and Palestine

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REDD: Good or Bad?

There have lots of mutterings about a mechanism called REDD (reduced emissions from deforestation and forest degradation) at the conference on Forests, Biodiversity and Indigenous People that I’m at in Penang, Malaysia But is it a good thing or a bad thing?

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Ecological Equity, Sharing the Stories, Reclaiming our Rights

“When policy makers see the forest, they don’t see people,” says Nnimmo Bassey, Chairman of Friends of the Earth International as he opens the conference on Forests, Biodiversity and Indigenous…

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How much is 100%?

In the last week we’ve seen the Scottish Government raise its target for renewable energy generation to 80% of total Scottish consumption by 2020, and subsequently the First Minister claim…

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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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