Post Tagged with: "Environment"

  • Climate demo takes on fracking – in pictures

    Climate demo takes on fracking – in pictures

    News December 1, 2012 7:35 pm 35 comments

    Today’s climate demo took on the practice of fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, which extracts underground gas through blasting water at high pressure through rock. The BBC has a good report on today’s actions here. You can see videos of some of the speeches; Natalie Bennett, Green Party leader, http://youtu.be/grpTwNylFlw Maria Montinaro, […]

     
  • Economic green shoots are, well, Green

    Economic green shoots are, well, Green

    News September 17, 2012 3:49 pm 7 comments

    It seems that while many industries are struggling and the economic recovery is a slow train coming the environmentally friendly sector has continued to grow and provide jobs since the 2008 crash. London’s green economy has grown by 13% since 2007/08, creating an extra 14,588 jobs and adding £1.3bn to […]

     
  • Stephanie Phillips: 5 Ways to More Efficiently Deal with London’s Waste

    Stephanie Phillips: 5 Ways to More Efficiently Deal with London’s Waste

    Voices August 28, 2012 9:00 am 1 comment

    According to a report by the Greater London Authority from January 2010, London produces 55,000 tonnes of waste every day – about 20 million tonnes per year. About 80% of that waste comes from businesses around London, and about 30% of all waste is sent to the landfill each year. […]

     
  • Event: Confronting the Ecological Crisis, Monday September 3rd

    Event: Confronting the Ecological Crisis, Monday September 3rd

    Event August 27, 2012 1:26 pm no comments

    Confronting the Ecological Crisis: Understanding the problems and its Solutions What are the roots of the environmental crisis and what are the solutions? Robin Hahnel provides analysis of the problems and possible solutions; and evaluates reforms and longer-term changes to the economic system required to move us towards an ecologically-sustainable […]

     
  • Video: Greenwash Gold Awards

    Video: Greenwash Gold Awards

    Video July 27, 2012 1:34 pm no comments

    The Greenwash Gold people who’ve been looking at the various environmental credentials of the Olympic sponsors held an award ceremony in Trafalgar Square. Watch the festivities, and then see them get arrested for spilling (green) custard.

     
  • Shock as Green candidate found to be greenest candidate

    Shock as Green candidate found to be greenest candidate

    Voices April 30, 2012 12:45 am no comments

    Most of the major candidates in the London poll may be the same as 2008, but this election has been different in a few ways this time around. The most striking difference is that specific environmental issues such as cycling and air pollution have risen spectacularly up the political agenda, […]

     
  • No Third Runway, but……..

    No Third Runway, but……..

    Voices March 28, 2012 6:40 pm no comments

    John Stewart look at the prospects for and against a third runway at Heathrow.   It is now looking pretty definite that a third runway will not be built at Heathrow. In recent weeks rumours had swirled once again that the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, was trying to […]

     
  • Interview: Alice Haworth-Booth of Climate Rush

    Interview: Alice Haworth-Booth of Climate Rush

    Video March 24, 2012 9:00 am no comments

    Last week we spoke to Alice Haworth-Booth of Climate Rush about their organisation, direct action and things coming up. You may notice that the interview has a heavy cold, but I managed  to stay on my feet until the interview was over. Ever the professional you see.

     
  • Video: Camden’s Eco-Super Home

    Video: Camden’s Eco-Super Home

    Video March 19, 2012 9:00 am no comments

    Retrofitting fans should watch this interesting guided tour around one home in Camden that has done its best to become the most energy efficient that it can be as part of a project to reduce emissions from all our homes.

     
  • Video: David Mitchell on sustainability

    Video: David Mitchell on sustainability

    Video March 18, 2012 9:00 am no comments

    Although this was made last year I’ve only just come across it and thought it was well worth passing on. David Mitchell on how market forces push us towards environmental unsustainability and a suggestion as to how that could change.