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Campaigning: The Basics

TAKE ACTION to end cosmetic testing on animals

Mark Briggs

24th April, 2012

TAKE ACTION to end animal testing on cosmetics Lush Cosmetics have teamed up with the Humane Society International to launch a campaign to ensure long-awaited proposals banning products tested on animals outside the EU are fully enforced more...

CAMPAIGN HERO: Martín von Hildebrand on indigenous rights in the Colombian Amazon

Mark Briggs

13th April. 2012

Martín von Hildebrand, founding Director of the Fundación Gaia Amazonzas The veteran campaigner talks to the Ecologist about the ongoing struggle to secure indigenous land rights and how he successfully took the Colombian government to court more...

TAKE ACTION to protect 'free from' labelling on skincare products

Mark Briggs

10th April, 2012

Knowing what isn't in a beauty product can be as important as knowing what is. New EU legislation threatens to restrict the 'free from' term on skincare labels but Neal's Yard Remedies say this penalises those that go out of their way to ensure products are safe more...

Charity donations: how to spot the most effective good causes

Caroline Fiennes

21st March, 2012

Caroline Fiennes Many of us support charities which work on some of the biggest environmental issues of our time. But which are the good ones, and how can we really help? Caroline Fiennes, author of 'It ain't what you give, it's the way that you give it', finds out more...

TAKE ACTION: tell George Osborne to promote economic recovery through green growth

Rebecca Campbell

16th March, 2012

RSPB Ahead of next week's budget, the RSPB is calling on you to remind the Chancellor not to forsake the environment on the road to economic recovery more...

Film exposes the tragedy of pirate fishing in Sierra Leone

Priyanka Mogul

14th February, 2012

Pirate Fishing A new Al Jazeera documentary follows reporter Juliana Ruhfud and producer Orlando von Einsiedel as they investigate Sierra Leone's multi-million dollar illegal fishing trade more...

TAKE ACTION: Urge your MP to vote for 10:10's climate-friendly Daylight Saving Bill

Priyanka Mogul

20th January, 2012

10:10 Lighter Later campaign Adding an extra hour of daylight would decrease carbon emissions, promote outdoor activities and make travel safer. Make sure your MP supports the Daylight Saving Bill in today's vote more...

Urge Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff to save the Amazon rainforest

Ben Hudson

14th December 2011

lungs,forest The new Brazilian Forest Code proposes to relax land regulation in the Amazon rainforest which will increase logging, cattle ranching and other destructive activities. Tell President Dilma to veto the decision before it is too late more...

Petition to stop Dow Chemical partnering with 2012 London Olympics

Ben Hudson

3rd December, 2011

Dow Chemicals Responsible for one of the worst industrial accidents in the world, Dow Chemical's toxic legacy threatens the reputation of the London Olympics more...

TAKE ACTION: Don't let the government back-track on UK marine protected areas

Ben Hudson

16th November, 2011

Marine Protected Areas Show the government you support the creation of a marine conservation network to protect the UK's threatened sea life more...

TAKE ACTION: Pledge action, not money, with DoNation

Ben Hudson

8th November, 2011

The DoNation 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...

TAKE ACTION: Five campaigns to make fashion more fair

Hannah Corr

2nd November, 2011

H&M From supporting garment workers' rights, to ending harmful denim sandblasting, there are many campaigns to improve high street clothing retail practices. Take action and add your voice to the call to make fashion fair more...

Targeting the whale hunters: on patrol with Sea Shepherd

Beatrice Yannacopoulou

1st November, 2011

Sea Shepherd A volunteer crew member on the Sea Shepherd's Steve Irwin ship during recent operations targeting bluefin tuna fishing and pilot whale hunting argues the organisations' activities are vital for preventing slaughter on the high seas more...

John Pilger and Noam Chomsky debate future of radical media

Sarah Bentley

25th October, 2011

Rebellious Media Conference Sarah Bentley reports on the UK radical media conference asking what's next for the non-corporate press more...

CAMPAIGN HERO: Vandana Shiva, anti-GM activist and head of Navdanya

Rosie Spinks

19th October, 2011

Vandana Shiva Vandana Shiva explains to the Ecologist how the global anti-GM food movement resonates with the Occupy Wall Street protests more...

A day in the life of...Nicola Peel, Amazon activist and filmmaker

Jan Goodey

5th October, 2011

Nicola Peel Nicola Peel's new film Blood of the Amazon tells the story of the world's largest environmental lawsuit and investigates how the oil industry threatens a fragile rainforest environment. By Jan Goodey more...

CAMPAIGN HERO: Khushi Kabir, empowering Bangladesh's most vulnerable

Matilda Lee

30th September, 2011

Khushi Kabir Khushi Kabir was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2005 for her work at Nijera Kori, which has helped organise over 175,000 landless people in Bangladesh's rural areas since 1980 more...

The young activist’s guide to building a green movement

George Blacksell

24th August, 2011

building a green movement Sharon J. Smith’s book acts as an inspirational guide for the youth of today to taking environmental matters into their own hands
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Can Positive Money help fix a fatally flawed banking system?

Sarah Bentley

17th August, 2011

A new campaign group is trying to push through reforms that would give customers a choice in investments and make banks more socially useful. But can it break through the banking bottleneck? more...

SchNEWS: how road protesters, ravers and GM activists fought back with direct action tabloid

Richard Purssell & Jan Goodey

29th July, 2011

SchNews down the years Established in 1994 in response to Michael Howards' draconian Criminal Justice Act targeting activists, the Brighton-based SchNEWS has become integral to the UK - and global - protest movement, say Richard Purssell & Jan Goodey more...

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