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Campaign For Better Transport: how to reduce the need to travel

Richard Bourn

13th December, 2011

Exhaust pollution from a car The National Planning Policy Framework will sideline smart growth in favour of out-of-town sprawl - rolling back decades of town centred development. Now campaigners have launched a toolkit to reduce travel demand within local transport plans more...

CAMPAIGN HERO: Joss Garman of Plane Stupid

Matilda Lee

25th January, 2011

Joss Garman Veteran campaigner and former Ecologist contributor Joss Garman talks to us about past campaigning successes - and why a Green Investment Bank should be a top priority for the Coalition Government more...

The People's Ferry: reducing emissions by buying a ship

Paul Miles

24th June, 2010

Ferry How a discontinued ferry service between Swansea and Cork was reborn when locals pooled money and resources...and bought their own ship more...

Using bike-powered theatre to communicate climate change

Claire Baylis

15th April, 2010

Piggy back in the mud Every summer a team of cyclists set off across Britain stopping along the way to perform an eco-themed play to schools, festivals and communities. Welcome to the Otesha Project... more...

Councils using chip fat as fuel and road filler

Amy Dickson

5th November, 2009

Richmond biodiesel Richmond council has become the first in the country to run its entire vehicle fleet on 100 per cent recycled biodiesel, while Lincolnshire is using the stuff to patch roads more...

Recycling used cooking oil to power diesel cars

Dorienne Robinson

26th November, 2009

Sundance Renewables Sundance Renewables in Wales is a pioneering workers' co-operative and social enterprise converting used cooking oil into a low emissions alternative to diesel more...

Tell the Government: we want cheaper trains

Rebecca Heald

6th August, 2009

Campaign for Better Transport Help the Campaign for Better Transport push for cheaper, greener, less crowded trains by filling in a simple online form more...

CASE STUDY: starting a local biofuel bus service

Jan Goodey

1st October, 2008

Big lemon bus driver Crude oil may be running out, but Brighton's transport revolution is powering up. Jan Goodey meets Tom Druitt, the driving force behind the Big Lemon Bus more...

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