Gathering at the Peace Tree, Whiting Bay

Over 50 people of all ages gathered at the Peace Tree in Whiting Bay last Sunday 26th September. In the run up to the forthcoming COP 26 in Glasgow there has been a renewed focus on the environment and the issue of the Weapons of Mass Destruction based in the Clyde. At the same time …

There is no Planet B

An essay by Arran High School student Louis Gray We are living on this planet as if we have a new one to move to. Mother nature can only take so much of a beating until the biosphere of this gentle planet collapses. Right now we are at an important point in history – we …

Why is the political process so slow to respond to our ecological crisis?

By Rex Weyler, one of the co-founders of Greenpeace in Canada, ecologist and journalist. Originally published on 24th September at Resilience online magazine  Rex Weyler. September 2021. Ecological crisis: Might as well speak the truth Why is the political process — worldwide — so slow in responding appropriately to our ecological crisis? We may point …

A short history of COP

By Nicolas Eliades. Originally published on 17th September 2021 in The Ecologist online magazine. Featured image credit: Nick Breeze Come to think of it, what does COP26 actually stand for? Most people will by now have heard how Glasgow will be hosting an international Climate Conference in November: COP26. Some may even be aware of …

North Ayrshire Council launches new Environmental Strategy

Last month NAC launched their latest Environmental Strategy (2021-2023) at an online event hosted by Council Leader Joe Cullinane, and featuring a panel of recognised experts, including Jude King, Project Manager at Arran Eco Savvy. North Ayrshire Council declared a climate emergency in June 2019 and has committed to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2030. …

Let’s grow a Woodland Nation

A new report published at the end of last month proposes a radical pathway for Scotland to become a Woodland Nation. In the following article, Rob Edwards from The Ferret takes a closer look at what this means. There seems to be consensus that the country needs to dramatically increase the number of trees. However there’s …

Community Landowners and the Climate Emergency

A report commissioned earlier this year by Community Land Scotland reveals the leading role played by community landowners in tackling the Climate Emergency. Community Landowners and the Climate Emergency shows how community landowners are punching above their weight in the fight to save the planet from climate change. It finds their contribution far outweighs the …

Climate Change Committee’s progress report calls for government strategy to deliver net zero

Published on the Energy Savings Trust website on 24th June 2021 The Climate Change Committee (CCC) has today (Thursday 24th June) published its annual progress report on reducing emissions in the UK. According to the CCC, lockdown measures led to a record decrease in UK emissions in 2020 of 13%. However, the government’s independent climate …

Add your voice to the Climate Scotland campaign

Climate Scotland is a new campaign to demonstrate to leaders that many people in Scotland want strong and meaningful action to tackle the climate and nature emergency. Members of the public can add their voice to the campaign, and the messages plan to be displayed at COP26 in November. The following article was published last …

The Good, the Bad and yes, the Ugly too

By Sally Campbell. Featured image credit: Greenpeace International THE GOOD NEWS: The Power of the Consumer and Shareholders by using the Law History was made in the Hague district court this week. Judge Larisa Alwin ruled that Shell, one of the world’s biggest oil companies, must cut its emissions by 45% by 2030 relative to …