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Spraying pesticides

Pesticide lobby resists moves to sanction 'deadly' paraquat substance

Keith Tyrell

April 7th, 2011

Experts want the weedkiller paraquat - poison of choice in many suicide attempts - to be added to a 'watch list' of dangerous substances. Why then is Syngenta fighting the proposals asks Keith Tyrell? more...
A sausage

TAKE ACTION: Not in my banger!

Matilda Lee

23rd March, 2011

The battle against the Nocton super-dairy may have been won, but with plans for giant pig factories currently being considered, the Soil Association has launched a major new campaign to combat the latest blight of industrial farming more...
Sumatran forest

7 ways to help stop tropical deforestion & illegal logging

Peter Dauvergne & Jane Lister

11th March, 2011

A store like Walmart can wield more power than a country over a logging company - especially in the global South. But what's good for Walmart is not always good for the planet. Peter Dauvergne & Jane Lister outline 7 key tools for retailers to limit the impacts of timber consumption more...
Global Action Plan

CAMPAIGN HERO: Trewin Restorick, CEO of Global Action Plan

Matilda Lee

22nd February, 2011

The founder of the carbon reduction charity Global Action Plan on past failures, launching the UK's first on-line carbon calculator and why we must work with the corporate sector to create change more...

CAMPAIGN HERO: Richard Miller of ActionAid UK

Matilda Lee

14th December, 2010

The Director of ActionAid UK talks to us about ending global poverty, achieving trade justice and making supermarkets accountable more...

How to Win Campaigns Part 2: Working with the media

Chris Rose

8th November, 2010

Top tips on getting and sustaining media attention for your campaign, from one of the leading campaigners around... more...

How to Win Campaigns Part I: Communication essentials

Chris Rose

29th October, 2010

Proven top tips on communicating your issues effectively from one of the UK's most successful campaigners... more...
Helen Iles

Undercurrents: the campaign film pioneers still setting the agenda

Eifion Rees

5th October, 2010

Eifion Rees reports on the video journalists producing environmental and social justice films that influence public opinion - and consistently get closer to the issues than the mainstream media more...
Mark Shearer and Nick Gardner

Project Dirt: the eco-web project that's much more than the Green Facebook...

Eifion Rees

5th October, 2010

Forget impersonal internet interactions, Project Dirt is connecting green initiatives in real life to make environmental change at a local level a reality more...
Community garden

Life without supermarkets: community action is the best way to beat them

Laura Laker

10th August, 2010

A hypermarket victory in Hackney demonstrates how local groups can help protect community shops... more...
Protestors carry cans of 'oil' marked with BP logo

Spilling oil over the Tate: the activists' story

Felix Gonzales

30th June, 2010

'Is it art?', a bystander asked of the demonstration against a ceremony at the Tate celebrating BP's support for British art. A good question - if it ain't, it's certainly effective more...
Shell petrol pumps covered in 'climate crime scene' tape

How to shut down a Shell petrol station... in style

Felix Gonzales

17th May, 2010

On 15th May, protesters shut down the Islington Shell petrol station for five hours in a non-violent, 'party at the pumps'. Watch the video to find out more... more...

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RAN's greenwash of the week: COP15

Rainforest Action Network

14th April, 2010

Everyone was disappointed by Copenhagen, but sometimes it takes a man in a 350.org tie to choke on a nut to remind us just how frustrating COP15 was... more...
An orangutan

Blackwashing: do NGO tactics risk long term public trust?

Tom Levitt

1st January, 2010

Instead of making exaggerated claims about species becoming extinct, NGOs could make progress on issues like deforestation by collaborating more closely with companies, reports Tom Levitt more...
Brainstorming

CASE STUDY: Community leader training from 10:10

Christine Ottery

22nd December, 2009

The 10:10 campaign rolls out communications workshops for community volunteers across the UK more...
water splashing

10 campaign groups calling for cleaner water

Ecologist

19th June, 2009

Water - we pollute it, waste it, privatise it and dam it. Around the world millions of people lack access to it. But there are organisations out there trying to protect the planet's water for the benefit of all more...
Wheeling a shopping trolley around a supermarket

10 approaches to tackling over-consumption

Ecologist

19th June, 2009

'There is enough for everyone’s need, but not for everyone’s greed,’ said Gandhi – but how much does each of us need? more...
Near the village of Tuktoyaktuk

Tuktoyaktuk: a community on the frontline of climate change

Emma Bocking

1st October, 2009

Canadian coastal communities are faced with rising sea levels as the government continues to support destructive tar sands mining more...
LNG

Fighting a Liquified Natural Gas Terminal

Kate Herbert

29th September, 2009

Dubbed 'insanity island', protesters are campaigning against the Atlantic Sea Island Group's proposal to build a mega liquefied natural gas facility off the coast of New York and New Jersey more...

India's plan for a solar power revolution

Anna da Costa

18th August, 2009

India is set to embark on the country's largest solar endeavour - increasing solar capacity from 3 megawatts to 20 gigawatts by 2020 more...
Bottled Water

Banning bottled water in universities

Sophie Haydock

11th August, 2009

Leeds University is the first in the UK to ban the sale of bottled water on campus. Will other universities follow suit? Sophie Haydock reports more...
'The Dawn Commute' by Jonathon LittleJohn

Campaigning for cheaper solar power

Stephanie Wallis

29th July, 2009

Feed-in Tariffs for renewables are what the UK needs to make home-grown energy more attractive. We look at what the 'We Support Solar' coalition is doing to bring about a change, and take a look at the group's new photography competition... more...

CASE STUDY: the Slow Food revolution

Matilda Lee

20th July, 2009

Can the delicious revolution reach out to the uncommitted? more...
Tamsin_Omond_02

CASE STUDY: campaigning against climate change

Laura Sevier

1st May, 2009

She's applying the same principles to environmental campaigning as her forebears did to fighting for universal suffrage. Laura Sevier meets the founder of the Climate Rush more...

The 300-350 Show: Climate Camp Ireland & Scotland

Phil England

9th September, 2009

The Climate Radio team finds how the protest camps supported local environmental campaigns. more...

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