We now live in a world of mixed messages, we are encouraged to recycle, to reduce the rubbish going to landfill but then we also live in an increasingly throwaway society. Shops over-package things, as we are more interested in what an item looks like on the outside then the product inside. What do we then do to use the product? We throw away the packaging that made it look so outwardly pretty.Read more
Brexit: What about climate change?
In the wake of Brexit, “uncertainty” has become somewhat of a buzzword. The variables and unknown quantities resulting from the displacement of various political figures in the wake of the vote to leave (or not in the case of Jeremy Corbyn) has meant the number of outcomes for the future political landscape of Britain is huge. This upheaval may cause concern for those worried about the implications for the climate, as the EU is often seen as a driver for much of UK environmental policy. With this is mind, how will the Brexit vote and subsequent political turmoil impact upon the UK’s ambitions for a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions?Read more
Do your bit to support ethical investment research
Ethex and the Social Investment Research Council (SIRC) have set up a comprehensive survey in order to research attitudes towards ethical/positive investing and saving in the UK. This survey is the largest of its type, and goes into more detail than historic surveys on the subject. The aim is to understand much more about whom social investors are and what motivates them...Read more
Today is a momentous day. However each of us may have voted individually, collectively the UK has voted that it wishes to leave the European Union. The gyrations in financial markets are already headline news and will continue to be so; what then does this decision mean?Read more
Supporting community energy in Greater Manchester
I know Ali Abbas and Kate Eldridge, as friends and through the work we all do campaigning for Friends of the Earth (FoE) in the North West. They came up with the idea of setting up a community energy project at the FoE Basecamp 2 years ago...Read more