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Angie Zelter - changing the world with music at Ofog's mass action at NEAT, 26th July 2011. Photo: Ofog direktaktion för fred via Flickr.

Here We Stand - women changing the world

Virginia Moffatt

28th August 2014

Every now and then I am sent a book to review that is an absolute pleasure to read from cover to cover, writes Virginia Moffatt. This marvellous collection of interviews and essays by world-changing women activists is precisely one such book. more...
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Beware environmental wolves in sheep's clothing!

William Laurance

9th June 2014

What do the Australian Environment Foundation, the Renewable Energy Foundation and the Global Warming Policy Foundation have in common? They are all fiercely anti-environment, writes William Laurance - and we must beware their 'eco-doublespeak'. more...
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Bill McKibben: time for the climate movement to get on the front foot

Adam Ramsay

31st October 2013

Bill McKibben, founder of the 350.org network, is one of the world's most effective climate change campaigners. And he is in the UK this week. Adam Ramsay of Open Democracy caught up with him ... more...
The DoNation

TAKE ACTION: Pledge action, not money, with DoNation

Ben Hudson

8th November, 2011

If money's tight, but you still want to 'do something' why not join DoNation's growing army of action volunteers to help create a low-carbon society more...
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Why India doesn't need World Bank energy funding

Matilda Lee

3rd June, 2011

Ahead of the release of the World Bank's revised energy strategy, the Ecologist speaks to sustainable development advocate Srinivas Krishnaswamy about why despite huge gigawatt power projects, 45 per cent of India's households still lack electricity 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...
Tom Crompton, WWF

CAMPAIGN HERO: Tom Crompton, Change Strategist at WWF-UK

Matilda Lee

8th February, 2011

What motivates people to act? Tom Crompton, WWF's point man on behaviour change, believes he has the answers. And they go against the grain of conventional campaigning... more...

The Ecologist guide to video activism

Eifion Rees

23rd November, 2010

The video camera is the weapon of choice for activists and campaigners around the world, with campaign films an effective way to get a message across and fight back against mainstream media bias. Here's our guide to taking your stand... more...

Mark Lynas: I'm not the pariah of the green movement

Tom Levitt

15th November, 2010

Author at the centre of recent documentary claims more than half of the environmental movement agrees with him that we should embrace genetically modified (GM) crops and nuclear power 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...

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Campaigning: the basics

Ecologist

7th January, 2010

Top tips on getting a campaign off the ground - from letter writing and petitions to non-violent protest 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...
Rush!

CASE STUDY: on the frontline of climate activism

Tamsin Omond

15th October, 2009

In a heart-racing extract from her new book, Tamsin Omond gives a first-hand account of a diverse, but peaceful group of Climate Camp protesters bonding together when confronted by aggressive riot police 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...
10:10

Make your 10 per cent CO2 cut for 2010

Laura Sevier

2nd September, 2009

Join the thousands of people, companies and organisations pledging to cut emissions by 10 per cent in 2010 as part of a new campaign launched by The Age of Stupid team more...
350.org in India

350.org: the ultimate climate change campaign?

Matilda Lee

9th July, 2009

Writer turned climate change activist Bill McKibben is organising a global day of witness on 24th October. Mark your calendars now more...
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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...
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30 steps to an oil-free world

1st May, 2008

Ecologist

Our addiction to oil is not inevitable. We can all take steps to kick the habit more...
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Enshrining legal rights for the planet

Polly Higgins

10th December, 2008

Just as the humanitarian crisis of the Second World War gave birth to the swift implementation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 60 years ago in 1948, we now have a planetary crisis that needs to be addressed with equal urgency. Now is the time to call for a Universal Declaration of Planetary Rights. more...
Rush!

Rush! The Making of a Climate Activist

Henry Unwin

6th October, 2009

Tamsin Omond's personal account of her journey from carefree student to 'climate suffragette' explores the world of climate activism in a manner that can only inspire more...
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Al Jazeera Film: A Case of Global Proportions

Ecologist

11th June, 2009

Al Jazeera's five-part series, 'Corporations on Trial' looks at some of the rapidly growing law suits across the world today. more...
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A Time Comes - A film by Nick Broomfield

Ecologist

4th June, 2009

In 2007 six Greenpeace activists attempted to shut Kingsnorth coal-fired power station in Kent but were served a High Court injunction by a police helicopter. more...
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The Prince's Rainforest Project says Yes We Can

Damian Tow

7th May, 2009

So what connects Prince Charles and a large green frog? This modern spin on the fable of the frog and the Prince relates to the launch on 5th May of an online video and social networking campaign in support of the Prince’s Rainforest Project (PRP). more...

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