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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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Scottish political climate consensus creaking at the seams

Those listening closely may have heard a creaking sound emanating from Holyrood this afternoon. Not the sound of another roof beam falling in, but the sound of the all party…

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Con-Dem nation?

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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Penguins run across Edinburgh

Friends of the Earth Scotland has ten runners in the Chris Hoy Edinburgh half marathon.

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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…

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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…

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