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CAMPAIGN HERO: Sharon Johnson, Trees for Cities

Ecologist

27th January, 2012

Sharon Johnson, Trees for Cities It is estimated that by 2030, 92 per cent of Britons will live in cities. The CEO of charity Trees for Cities on why its so important but difficult to plant trees in our streets more...

CAMPAIGN HERO: Bongani Mthembu of South Durban Community Environmental Alliance

Hannah Corr

26th October, 2011

Bongani Mthembu Bongani Mthembu talks to the Ecologist about the struggles and successes in achieving environmental justice in South Africa’s townships more...

Kazakhstan fights to save its corner of a divided Aral Sea

Matilda Lee

9th September, 2011

Aral Sea On the Kazakh side of the Aral Sea, water levels are rising, and fishing communities are being rebuilt. The future of the South Aral Sea, bordering on Uzbekistan, is still in doubt. Matilda Lee reports from Aral City more...

CAMPAIGN HERO: Nick Mole, Pesticide Action Network

Matilda Lee

15th April, 2011

Nick Mole, Pesticide Action Network The Pesticide Action Network campaigner on why and how the government should urgently implement EU legislation on pesticides to protect human health and the environment more...

Celebrating women activists: South Africa's Mphatheleni Makaulule

The Ecologist

8th March, 2011

Mphatheleni Makaulule On international women's day, a remarkable lady fighting to maintain the ancient traditions, local knowledge and sacred sites of one of South Africa's last indigenous clans talks to the Ecologist more...

Love your Lakes: a campaign to get phosphates out of the Lake District

Laura Sevier

16th December, 2010

Following the closure of some of the UK's most stunning lakes, a dynamic campaign has been set up to stop phosphates from washing detergents causing algal blooms more...

CAMPAIGN PROFILE: Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL)

Matilda Lee

1st December, 2010

From asthma and allergies, diabetes and reproductive problems to cancer and obesity, environmental degradation plays a role... HEAL ensures our voices on these issues are heard in Brussels more...

CAMPAIGN HERO: Simon Birkett of the Campaign for Clean Air in London

Matilda Lee

15th November, 2010

Simon Birkett founded the cross-party Campaign for Clean Air in London (CCAL) in 2006 which aims to achieve World Health Organisation standards of air quality. He believes that if we comply with relevant laws Britain can show the world in 2012 how to successfully tackle air quality, climate change and sustainability issues... more...

New series CAMPAIGN HERO: Countess of Mar

Tom Levitt

1st November, 2010

In the first of our new fortnightly series getting the low-down from leading campaigners, we interview Margaret Mar, a victim of organophosphate (OP) poisoning, who has dedicated most of her life as a peer to campaigning on behalf of other victims more...

Beyond plastic bags: stopping plastic pollution at source

David Hawkins

22nd April, 2010

Albatross Plastic Pollution Coalition is a new campaign calling for an outright ban on single-use plastic products. Will you support them? more...

10 campaign groups calling for cleaner water

Ecologist

19th June, 2009

water splashing 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...

10 groups campaigning for a healthier environment

Ecologist

19th June, 2009

a woman's head rests amongst green grass How can we be healthy on a sick planet? Especially when many still believe that health is unaffected by what is in the environment. These organisations could save your life more...

Using lichen as indicators of air quality

Henry Unwin

13th October, 2009

Lichen Curious about the air quality in your area? Lichen are nature's own indicators of polluted or pure air. Take part in a national survey that will help give scientists a greater insight into England's air quality more...

CASE STUDY: campaigning against pesticides

Jonathan Leake

1st April, 2006

Interview_38.jpg Jonathan Leake meets Georgina Downs, the one-woman whirlwind who’s holding the pesticide industry and politicians to account more...

CASE STUDY: supplying clean water in Africa

Leonora Oppenheim

1st May, 2009

WaterAid_Ecover_Ethiopia Working alongside the people of Ethiopia, WaterAid is helping bring clean water and safe sanitation to drought-hit areas, as Leonora Oppenheim discovers more...

Wangari Maathai: fighting for Kenya's environment

Nicola Graydon

1st March, 2005

Interview_38.jpg Wangari Maathai’s Nobel prize-winning activism has thrust the environment to the forefront of the global security agenda more...

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