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Why 50 children and their families are playing outside Shell's HQ

Today, 50 children are playfully protesting about LEGO's partnership with Shell outside the oil giant's HQ in London by building their favourite Arctic animals out of oversized LEGO bricks. It’s an unusual but hopefully creative and exciting way of facilitating peaceful protest, which might need a little extra explanation.
Posted by Fran G - 29 July, 2014 - 09:41 - Comments
Children building LEGO Arctic animals outside Shell HQ

Why my children are taking part in a playful protest against LEGO's partnership with Shell

Jessica Edberg is a mother of two. Her daughter, Lily, aged 7, is taking part in a playful protest today against LEGO's partnership with Shell. 50 kids in total are protesting today by building three giant LEGO Arctic animals outside of Shell's HQ in London. With their parents and guardians, they're calling on LEGO to stop promoting Shell's logo on LEGO toys because kids love the Arctic and don't want Shell to destroy it.
Posted by Jessica Edberg - 29 July, 2014 - 08:48 - Comments

Is Britain up for shale?

In twenty years’ time, when Britain is transformed into a green and pleasant Texas with oil and gas fracking wells on every corner, you may find yourself asking ‘when exactly did we agree to let this happen?’ Well, the answer is today. The 28th of July, 2014 saw our government announce the fourteenth licensing round and put Britain up for shale. Is this something you need to worry about? We think so.
Posted by Graham Thompson - 28 July, 2014 - 17:49 - Comments

Are national parks protected from fracking or not?

This story is updated - see bottom.The government’s announcement that National Parks will be protected from exploratory oil and gas drilling contains almost nothing new - based on a comparison of planning guidance from today and 2012.In fact, so far as we can tell, the announcement actually makes it easier for developers to drill in national parks - by...
Posted by damiankahya - 28 July, 2014 - 14:37 - Comments

How has LEGO responded?

It’s nearly a month into the campaign to ask much loved toy-maker LEGO to ditch their arctic-drilling partner Shell. Over 670,000 around the world have joined the campaign so far and LEGO have been the target of Greenpeace actions at their HQs, factory, and in public on several continents, heaping the pressure on them to respond. But since then they have just made one public response on their website, and then used the same text in every media quote and Facebook response. So we’ve looked at their response in detail and have answered it in full here.
Posted by sara_a - 28 July, 2014 - 11:59 - Comments
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