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No, ex-minister

Posted by Graham Thompson - 21 July 2014 at 1:37pm - Comments
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Paterson 'effigy' shocked to read of his recent demise

Secretary of State for the Environment Mr Owen Paterson has been sacked, and ‘the countryside’ is reportedly FURIOUS. As is traditional, the spokesmen for ‘the countryside’ and their alleged fury are climate sceptics writing in the Telegraph - and none of those climate sceptics writing in the Telegraph is more furious than Owen Paterson himself.

48 hours of action against LEGO - this is just the start

Posted by sara_a - 18 July 2014 at 3:30pm - Comments
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Greenpeace activists re-branded LEGO’s Czech factory

Early on Wednesday morning, on an industrial estate in the Czech Republic, our campaign to convince much-loved toy company LEGO to break their partnership with Arctic oil-drillers Shell, moved into a new phase of escalation. Greenpeace activists re-branded LEGO’s Czech factory - one of their three main production centres around the world - with a Shell logo, an oil spill, and giant unhappy minifigures, cleaning it up. 

Fracking the desolate north: despatches from the frontline

Posted by simon clydesdale - 17 July 2014 at 10:21am - Comments
Lancashire County Councillors greeted with anti-fracking message
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Lancashire county councillors greeted with anti-fracking message today

Another fracking application, another town. I’m not sure the ‘Not For Shale roadshow on tour’ t-shirt is ready to compete yet with the One Direction world tour t-shirt. But we’ve already appeared in Chichester, Midhurst, and today is Thursday so it must be sunny Preston.

Inspired by history

Posted by Nikos - 10 July 2014 at 11:06am - Comments
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It was 29 years ago today that the Rainbow Warrior came to rest at the bottom of the port of Auckland after her bombing by French secret service agents. She took Fernando with her. We will always remember both.

Lego, we're feeling sad too

Posted by ianduff - 2 July 2014 at 5:37pm - Comments
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Lego, don't let Shell play with the Arctic

LEGO says they’re saddened Greenpeace have used its famous brand as a tool in our campaign to stop Shell drilling in the Arctic.

How tiny plastic people protested around the world

Posted by jamie - 1 July 2014 at 3:49pm - Comments

The news of LEGO's cosy relationship with Shell has led to tiny protests erupting around the country - nay, the world. Famous national and international landmarks have been festooned with banners as the streets resounded the stamp of little plastic feet. What a day it's been.

A letter to the employees at LEGO

Posted by ianduff - 1 July 2014 at 12:04pm - Comments
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Dear LEGO employee

As an employee of LEGO, you have helped to create a company admired around the world. Millions of people associate LEGO with happy childhood memories, creativity, innovation and imagination. At the same time, LEGO has realised the significance of social responsibility and taken a number of steps towards becoming a better corporate citizen. These have undoubtely strengthend LEGO’s image as a responsible and well-loved company.

Lego and Shell - FAQs

Posted by Sondhya Gupta - 1 July 2014 at 10:00am - Comments
lego arctic scene with walrus and oil spill
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What has Lego got to do with the Arctic?

Lego has a longstanding relationship with Shell, with plans to renew its deal later this year.

Shell wants to drill for oil in the Arctic. The only reason they’re able to do this is because the Arctic ice is melting because of climate change. Something that oil companies are responsible for. Scientists say that it’s extremely risky to drill in the Arctic and any oil spill in those freezing conditions would be impossible to clean up.

It's time for LEGO to block Shell

Posted by ianduff - 30 June 2014 at 5:45pm - Comments
Lego mini protest in front of cathedral
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Lego protest in front of cathedral

Imagine you’re eight years old and picture the Arctic. There are no oil rigs, no industrial shipping and no politicians fighting over it.

It’s just an endless sparkling expanse of sea and ice, populated by brave scientific explorers, magical animals and Indigenous Peoples who have called the far north home for millennia. An enchanted place to explore, create stories and let your imagination run free.

Drilling the South Downs: a national park at risk from fracking

Posted by simon clydesdale - 26 June 2014 at 12:09pm - Comments

This morning the Not For Shale fracking roadshow rolled into Midhurst at the heart of the glorious South Downs. This is the frontline of a local and national battle for the future of our communities, landscapes and climate.

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