The History of Earth Day

Each year, Earth Day—April 22—marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. Setting the stage for the first earth day The height of counterculture in the United States, 1970 brought the death of Jimi Hendrix, the last Beatles album, and Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” War raged in …

Extinction Rebellion ‘Begins at Home’

By Catherine Early Climate change campaigners are gearing up for action on an international day of protest on 15th April by encouraging activists to hold talks in their homes. Small venues are just as good as big for educating and enlisting new members, according to Extinction Rebellion (XR). Ahead of a planned international day of …

The London March, 23 March 2019

A report and pictures from Arran resident Sally Campbell who joined the one million rally last weekend in London, calling on the government to end the Brexit deadlock with a People’s Vote. Enjoy the placards! A million plus walked (or shuffled, progress very slow due to density of the crowd). So why go? • To …

Local MP speaks out as UK government suffers third Brexit defeat

Patricia Gibson, MP for North Ayrshire and Arran, has spoken out after yet another shambolic week of chaos at Westminster over the UK Government’s Brexit plans. Any last semblance of government control vanished, as MPs voted to take charge of the parliamentary timetable, undertaking a series of ‘indicative votes’ on our future relationship with the …

Eco Savvy Energy Challenge Awards

By Alice Maxwell Eco Savvy hosted a wonderful evening at the Little Rock in Brodick on 28th March to present their Energy Challenge Awards and talk about their successes over the past year. The evening began with a short video of the Swedish activist, 16 year old Greta Thunberg, giving a moving and urgent talk …