Posted by India Thorogood — 17 May 2016 at 5:46pm
Happy National Vegetarian Week! It's the time when scores of Brits give up sausage rolls for the week. Or if you’re like me and vegetarianism was forced upon you from a young age, you’re carrying on eating hummus for breakfast and dinner as you always do!
But apart from a chance for some great veggie food, this week is an opportunity to get the facts on vegetarianism.
On Friday 20 May, North Yorkshire County Council will be deciding whether to approve fracking firm Third Energy's bid to drill in Ryedale, Yorkshire. With days to go before the council decision is made, people us from across Yorkshire - and around the UK - will gather for a rally outside county hall in Northallerton.
The blog below written by Green Party candidate for the Mayor of London, Siân Berry. It's part of a series of blogs by candidates for London Mayor. We've also featured blogs by Caroline Pidgeon (Liberal Democrat), Zac Goldsmith (Conservative) and Sadiq Khan (Labour). London's air quality is one of the worst in Europe. Add your name to the thousands of people demanding clean air now.
The power of good ideas – Green action on air pollution
Posted by aksheykalra — 27 April 2016 at 11:31pm
It could have been any other day without anyone raising a voice against fracking industry or the imminent threat of Greg Clark overruling Lancashire county council's decision to say no to the industry.
Instead, Emma Thompson and her sister Sophie occupied the field leased by a local landowner for shale gas drilling, baked some cakes and raised a media sh*t storm.
I can say with certainty that these are words I’ve never uttered before: This morning I’m in a field in Lancashire, helping set up a makeshift kitchen and getting ready to take part in a baking-themed protest over plans to frack for gas under the ground I’m stood on.
It’s an unusual way of protesting. So why, dear reader, would I do such a thing?
For almost five years, Lancashire has been in the midst of a battle to stop the shale gas industry. And despite huge local opposition, fracking firm Cuadrilla is determined to set up its rigs and drill.
Today Emma Thompson and her sister Sophie are occupying a fracking site. The actors are using whisks, spoons & cake to challenge fracking with their unusual protest - the Frack Free Bake Off.
Emma’s no stranger to speaking up for our planet. From marching for climate justice to protesting outside Shell's HQ with a giant polar bear puppet, this is one actor who's not afraid of direct action.
This blog below written by the Labour candidate for the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. It's part of a series of blogs by candidates for London Mayor. We're also featuing blogs by Caroline Pidgeon (Liberal Democrat), Zac Goldsmith (Conservative) and Sian Berry (Green Party).