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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.

And our survey says...Ban the bead!

Posted by Alice H — 14 April 2016 at 4:53pm - Comments
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Toothpaste with microbeads

Many people may not yet be aware of what microbeads are. But one thing is for sure, when they learn that they're found in everyday products like face scrubs and toothpastes, and that they end up in our oceans and threaten marine wildlife, there is one popular reaction…

Ban them.

It's time for David Cameron to stop hiding in the smog!

Posted by Aakash Naik — 1 April 2016 at 4:04pm - Comments
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We all need to get from A to B, to go to work, to take our children to school. But we shouldn't have to breathe toxic air in order to do so. The Government must develop an action plan to clean up our air, improve our journeys and save thousands of lives every year.


We desperately need a clean air action plan to save thousands of lives every year.
Here are five policy areas the government should focus on immediately.   

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