Monthly Archives: March 2016

5 ideas to help Scotland leave the car behind

Our air pollution problem is mainly caused by traffic and our unhealthy relationship with the car, a relationship which the Scottish Government has fostered by spending millions every year on building new trunk roads and motorways, is creating a culture … Continue reading

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Closure of Longannet: End of coal, the beginning of the end for fossil fuels in Scotland

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Closure of Longannet signals the end of fossil fuels

When the steam turbines at Longannet power station cease to turn some time tomorrow there will be no coal being burnt for electricity production anywhere in Scotland for the first time in at least 115 years. For a country which virtually invented … Continue reading

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How the Scottish Parliament can remake banking for the common good

Following the release of a new report, Friends of the Earth Scotland finance campaigner Ric Lander explores how Scotland’s banking system could be transformed. Scottish banking is virtually useless. It’s not providing current accounts to people who need them. It’s … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day Statement

On International Women’s Day, 8th March 2016, we raise our voices in indignation at the brutal murder of our sister Berta Cáceres – indigenous Lenca leader, community organiser, grassroots feminist and environmental justice activist. Berta was murdered in her home … Continue reading

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Care about Clean Air, Walking and Cycling? Then save these dates…

Spring is about to Spring, and there are plenty of exciting walking and cycling events around the corner. Here are three for your diary…. (1) Saturday 5th March, all day event, Free Walking and Cycling Campaign Training in Glasgow – … Continue reading

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