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Clean Air Now? Siân Berry Responds

Posted by Sian Berry — 29 April 2016 at 3:45pm - Comments
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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

Frack free bake storm

Posted by aksheykalra — 27 April 2016 at 11:31pm - Comments

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.

Emma Thompson: Welcome to the Frack Free Bake Off!

Posted by Emma Thompson — 27 April 2016 at 10:16am - Comments
Emma and Sophie Thompson wear Frack Free Bake Off aprons
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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.

Lights, camera, direct action: 6 times Emma Thompson spoke up for the planet

Posted by Danielle Boobyer — 27 April 2016 at 10:01am - Comments
Emma and Sophie Thompson jump over a fence
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Emma and Sophie Thompson jump over a fence

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.

Clean Air Now? Sadiq Khan Responds

Posted by Sadiq Khan — 25 April 2016 at 10:53am - Comments
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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).

With the Paris Agreement signed, now it's back to work

Posted by Graham T — 22 April 2016 at 5:05pm - Comments
Hot air ballon with "rise up for renewables" message.
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The Paris agreement, to be signed by around 170 governments today - Earth Day - in New York, is seen by many as a big step forward, including by Greenpeace.

Clean Air Now? Caroline Pidgeon Responds

Posted by Caroline Pidgeon — 21 April 2016 at 4:04pm - Comments
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This blog below written by the Liberal Democrat candidate for the Mayor of London, Caroline Pidgeon. It's part of a series of blogs by candidates for London Mayor. We'll also be featuing blogs by Sadiq Khan (Labour), Zac Goldsmith (Conservative) and Sian Berry (Green Party).

London's air quality is one of the worst in Europe. Add your name to the thousands of people demanding clean air now.


Getting real about tackling London’s air pollution

Clean Air Now? Zac Goldsmith Responds

Posted by Zac Goldsmith — 20 April 2016 at 11:55am - Comments
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This blog below written by the Conservative candidate for the Mayor of London, Zac Goldsmith. It's part of a series of blogs by candidates for London Mayor. We'll also be featuing blogs by Sadiq Khan (Labour), Caroline Pidgeon (Liberal Democrat) and Sian Berry (Green Party).

London's air quality is one of the worst in Europe. Add your name to the thousands of people demanding clean air now. 

Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have

Posted by Aakash Naik — 18 April 2016 at 3:54pm - Comments
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It was Winston Churchill who famously said "Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have." We couldn't agree more, that's why we scaled 15 of London's most iconic statues to crystallise the importance of air pollution in the hearts and minds of politicians. 

40,000 lives are cut short by air pollution across the country, but David Cameron has the power to change things. Click here to demand action for clean air now!

London election: What do the candidates have to say about solar power?

Posted by Diana Vogtel — 15 April 2016 at 12:47pm - Comments
Caroline Pidgeon, Sadiq Khan, Sian Berry, Zac Goldsmith
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From left to right: Caroline Pidgeon, Sadiq Khan, Sian Berry, Zac Goldsmith

It has been two months since Greenpeace called on all mayoral candidates to set out clear plans to solarise London and commit to delivering a tenfold increase in solar power over the next 10 years. This target would see solar rolling out across an equivalent of nearly 200,000 rooftops across the capital by 2025.

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