Monthly Archives: September 2011

Making a Local Event an Eco Event

I think it is fair to say that most impassioned environmentalists feel, justifiably, that climate change and other serious environmental issues should be on everyone’s lips and minds. Yet, a kind of lethargy seems to have permeated the green movement … Continue reading

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Thoughts from FOE Conference, Day 3: Biodiversity

Having now had a little more time to gather my thoughts and do some internet research, it’s time to talk about Tony Juniper and Paul De Zylva’s talk on biodiversity that I attended on day 2 of the national Friends … Continue reading

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Thoughts from FOE Conference, Day 2: Paradigm shift, Mother to Child

My second day at Friends of the Earth national conference has been no less exciting or interesting than the first, with talks from Craig Bennett on the FOE ‘road map’ to the future, Tony Juniper and Paul De Zylva on … Continue reading

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Thoughts from FOE Conference, Day 1: Human Values

I’ve just spent a fascinating first day at Friends of the Earth’s national conference, celebrating the organisations 40th birthday with key speakers Nnimmo Bassey (chair of FOE International), Jagoda Munic from FOE Croatia, and past executive directors Tom Burke, Charles … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Turtles

Two recent news stories have caught my eye, both revolving around the same order of species*, showing the different and unpredictable ways our impact on the environment can affect vulnerable creatures.  The stories are about sea turtles, all seven species … Continue reading

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Missing the Bigger Picture

Today is the last day of the tar sands protest outside of the White House.  Protesters have attended for two weeks now, and over 1,000 people have already been arrested – including eminent climate scientist Dr James Hanson, environmentalist Bill … Continue reading

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