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The Campaign to Save Wicklesham Quarry: Now or Never

When I was Director of Friends of the Earth, many, many years ago, I picked up a lot of knowledge from someone called Andrew Lees, who died, tragically, out in Madagascar in 1994. Andrew was a serious scientist (a zoologist, I think) but he was also very big on instinct. Before taking on the role…

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Why the Wonderful Wendell Berry Should Still be on Your Reading List!

I’m just reading ‘Confessions of a Recovering Environmentalist’, Paul Kingsnorth’s collection of essays written over the last 15 years or so. It’s a good read – and very challenging for someone like me as a fully signed-up, still enlisted environmentalist. Or, rather, sustainable development…

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Sustainable Development Still the Only Big, BIG Idea Worth Bothering About

Eighteen months ago, leaders of nearly 200 nations meeting at the United Nations agreed a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to guide their governments – and people everywhere – for the next 15 years. If these 17 goals can be achieved by 2030, the world will have taken a huge step towards…

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Better Business, Better World – but Better for Whom?

So what exactly is the appetite for ‘reinventing capitalism’ – amongst capitalists, rather than amongst campaigners? A very interesting new report has just been published that provides some interesting pointers here. ‘Better Business, Better World’ is a bit of a blockbuster from the Business and…

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All Change for Corporate Sustainability?

“We’re a nation of immigrants whose diverse backgrounds, ideas and points of view have helped us build and invent as a nation for over 240 years.” Those are the words of Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, and keen supporter of the Attorney General in the State of Washington in his lawsuit against…

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Wicklesham Quarry Needs Your Help

I urge everyone reading this blog to get behind the campaign to Protect Wicklesham Quarry – and to do so as urgently as possible by supporting the Crowdjustice Appeal launched today. I get asked to support a lot of local campaigns to protect areas of special environmental significance.…

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