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8 amazing renewable energy projects that we love

Posted by Richard Casson — 8 July 2014 at 11:06am - Comments

David Cameron is clearing the path for fracking in the UK. So as part of the movement (which you can join by signing the petition to keep fracking out of the UK), let's take a look at a few ideas he could be throwing his weight behind instead. Here are 8 renewable energy projects that we totally love:

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.

Saving energy is a no-brainer, so why is Cameron ignoring it?

Posted by Louise Hutchins — 25 June 2014 at 2:23pm - Comments
Electrical power socket
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Cutting energy use is an easy way to reduce gas imports and carbon emissions

This Friday, David Cameron and European leaders will be meeting at a top level summit to work out how to reduce dependency on imported Russian gas and reduce the geopolitical power that this gives Russia.

They will also be discussing how ambitious Europe should be in cutting climate pollution, cutting energy waste and shifting to clean renewable energy ahead of the UN climate negotiations in Paris next year.

What do you think?

Posted by John Sauven — 23 June 2014 at 11:49am - Comments
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Challenging Procter & Gamble's sourcing of palm oil has been one of our recent successes, but there's always room for improvement

Thank you

UPDATE 8pm,Tuesday 24 June

Thank you to everyone who has commented not only below but in the various places where this story has appeared, including the Guardian and Telegraph. As I wrote last night, I’ve heard a lot of anger and upset.

Live in Lancashire? Here's your latest chance to tell local councillors that you don't want fracking

Posted by Richard Casson — 19 June 2014 at 7:05pm - Comments
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Lancashire residents say no to shale gas

Fracking company Cuadrilla is in the middle of its latest bid to drill in Lancashire. They want to frack right next door to Little Plumpton, on the outskirts of Blackpool.

Here's a quick guide to how you can write to Lancashire County Council to object to Cuadrilla's plan.

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