Scotland’s Good Food Nation Bill

Scotland’s Good Food Nation Bill is here, what next? An article by Ian M, published on the RSPB Scotland website, 18th Jun 2022. In this blog we look at the outcome of the recent Stage 3 debate for the Good Food Nation Bill, and at the future of Scotland’s food system. We know that Scotland’s …

The Big Plastic Count 2022

By Sally Campbell We are all using too much plastic in buying food, and plastic wrapping with just about everything else. The UK produces more plastic packaging per person than almost any other country in the world – only the US is worse. And if things carry on as they are, the amount of single …

The Big Plastic Count

Plastic waste: what can we do? By Hilary Patrick Voice for Arran readers will, I am sure, share my concern about the amount of plastic waste we generate. Many like me will try to buy loose fruit and vegetables, or you might now be visiting the Ecosavvy Zero Waste Cafes. Arran Think About Plastic group is …

The Forest, the Moon and the Last Time

By Jason Bradford, published on Resilience.org 24th March 2022 A stoic meditation I have been practicing is called The Last Time. The idea behind this meditation is straightforward: there will be a last time for anything you do, and because you can’t really know when that is, reflecting upon this fact while doing something you …

Who will make the change?

By Sally Campbell. Featured image credit: Greenpeace. “We know first hand, the power of the people when we organise. None of us, nor can our children, nor can our grandchildren, escape the effects of the climate catastrophe. Let us join together with all who are affected deeply and move the dial towards peace.” Roshi Joan …

Balloons and effects on the environment

ONE THING WE CAN DO FOR THE ENVIRONMENT? BALLOONS AND EFFECTS ON THE ENVIRONMENT By Sally Campbell At the gathering for Climate Action and Climate Justice on Saturday 6 November during COP26, in a gale and pouring rain in Brodick, many people spoke out about what one thing we can do, from supporting our young …

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 …

The Green Claims Code

GREENWASHING IS ALL THE RAGE: IS IT COMING TO AN END? The Green Claims Code The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is the UK’s primary competition and consumer authority. Its objective is to make markets work well for consumers, businesses and the broader economy. It has powers to tackle practices and market conditions that harm …

The Legacy of Rachel Carson

The Legacy of Rachel Carson by Sally Campbell The following quotations are at the front of Silent Spring: “Modern man no longer knows how to foresee or to forestall. He will end by destroying the earth from which he and other living creatures draw their food”. Albert Schweitzer (1956) Bulletin of International Union for the …

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. …