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The Summer Weekender is nearly here!

Our biggest ever residential activism gathering will take place in Biggar, South Lanarkshire from this Friday 14th to Sunday 16th July. We’ve been planning it for months – getting speakers organised, sorting out catering and somewhere to sleep for 90 … Continue reading

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Splashes of green amongst the gloom: This year’s environmental victories for Scotland

For many of us, 2016 seemed like a particularly tough year. It brought some major environmental setbacks, culminating in the election of a new US president with an extremely regressive environmental agenda. However, this year was not all doom and … Continue reading

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How should we fund renewable energy in the developing world?

In conventional centralised energy systems, citizens are at best reduced to consumers who generate profits for large energy companies and their shareholders. At worst, they are forcibly removed from their land to make way for fossil fuel infrastructure development.[1] In … Continue reading

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Climate Summit: World Leaders Fiddle While Planet Burns

One week before world leaders gather in New York for their Climate Summit, Friends of the Earth International warns that the September 23 ‘talking shop’ will only see leaders fiddling with flimsy pledges instead of committing to binding carbon reductions. … Continue reading

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What happened at the Just Banking Conference?

The Just Banking conference, held in April 2012 at the University of Edinburgh, brought together over 400 academics, campaigners, policy-makers and citizens to address these urgent questions: How can we handle banking crises without burdening the taxpayer, or better still, … Continue reading

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My work experience at FoES…

By Doug Sinclair, a student at Glasgow Academy who did his work experience placement at Friends of the Earth Scotland in June 2011… At school, I was told my work experience would give me a taster of what working life … Continue reading

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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 a helmet. Fact. But still, there are very few people … Continue reading

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