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.
WWF's annual Earth Hour encourages everyone to consider how they use energy, not just during the hour long black out, but right through the year. What will you get up to in the dark? http://earthhour.wwf.org.uk/about-wwfs-earth-hour
Our oceans are dying, our air changing, and our forests and grasslands turning to deserts. From fish and plants to wildlife to human beings, we are killing the planet that sustains us, and fast. There is one single greatest cause of this destruction of the natural world -- climate change, and in the next 4 days, we have a chance to stop it.
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Local campaigners are encouraging East Kilbride people to show they care about tackling climate change and protecting the natural world by signing up to the international Earth Hour. World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) organise the global 'lights off' event which takes place on Saturday March 26th from 8.30pm-9.30pm. The conservation group will be bringing along their Giant Pandas to a stall in EK Town Centre on Tuesday 16th March (9am-6pm) to talk to local people and encourage them to sign up.