By the time we picked up from Hamilton, our climate action bus (courtesy of EK Community Transport) to join in the Edinburgh march was nearly full. Members of the South Lanarkshire Greens united with like minded people from Oxfam, local churches and Radical Independence Campaign East Kilbride to send a powerful message to our leaders in Paris this week:
The price of oil has dropped to around $55 per barrel, but fracking companies need prices of $60-100 to break even. This article discusses what might happen
Euro Elections. Vote Green. Vote Maggie Chapman.
Edinburgh Green councillor Maggie Chapman has been chosen to run for the Scottish Greens for the Scotland seat in the Euro elections in 2014.
Fairtrade Fortnight invites us to Take A Step this year. Your step for Fairtrade can be as simple as trying a new Fairtrade product, or as big and bold as launching a campaign to get your whole town to go Fairtrade. Every step counts towards the total of 1.5 million they're hoping to achieve by the end of 2012 – one for every farmer and worker Fairtrade aims to work with around the world.
Extra special Coffee Morning for Fairtrade fortnight. Free door prize and everyone will have the opportunity to take a step for Fairtrade.
Indian cotton producer, Mrnual Lahankar, will give a short talk about her work. This will be followed by a Q&A session.
In 2012 we'll be asking everyone to 'Take a step' for Fairtrade - starting with Fairtrade Fortnight. It can be a simple step like swapping your tea to fairtrade, or a bigger step, like asking everyone in your office to do it too. Make it as inventive, daring or funny as you like.