Pakistan commits to planting 10 billion trees… sounds oak-ay

The scheme aims to help reduce the effects of climate change by absorbing large amounts of carbon dioxide

UN, Chinese social media platform target air pollution

The UN has teamed up with China’s biggest social media network to intensify its campaigns on air pollution and other environmental issues such as marine litter. UN Environment has signed a strategic partnership with Weibo, which attracts 376 million active users monthly, in an effort to reach millions more people through social media in China. […]

Stella McCartney backs waste campaign to redesign fashion’s future

British fashion designer Stella McCartney is backing a campaign to reduce waste across the fashion industry. She has teamed up with environmental campaigner Ellen MacArthur, calling for a circular textile economy to be created to make fashion more sustainable. A new report from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation reveals the equivalent of one rubbish truck of […]

Young Londoners fight pollution

The toxic level of air pollution in London has driven some youngsters to don gas masks and start their own billboard campaign. ELN caught up with a trio of the activists to see what they think needs to change.

Steelworkers march over future of UK industry

  ‘Save our steel’ is the message of those working in the industry as the future of Tata Steel’s operations in the UK is still uncertain. ELN speaks to employees who believe energy prices are a big factor and the government must do more to protect the sector.

Campaign urges government to rethink green cuts

A new industry campaign urging the government to rethink its cuts to small-scale renewables has been launched. Two industry bodies – RenewableUK and Solar Trade Association – have joined forces in an effort to oppose the government’s plans to cut financial support for projects including wind and solar. The pre-accreditation of the Feed-in Tariff scheme […]

New campaign hails UK offshore wind

A new campaign that aims to build awareness of the “important and growing role” offshore wind is playing in the UK’s transition to a low carbon energy mix has been launched. DONG Energy’s ‘Offshore Wind Works’ advert suggests offshore wind is “Britain’s greatest untapped energy resource”. Platform posters across the London underground network and advertisements […]

Householders urged to buy heating oil now

Householders across the UK are being urged to buy their heating oil now before the winter weather kicks in. The Government is backing the ‘Buy Oil Early’ campaign which has been launched by Citizens Advice, Federation of Petroleum Suppliers (FPS) and Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE). They are encouraging heating oil users to […]

‘It’s me or the fossil fuels’, students tell uni

Students across the UK are being urged to send their local MPs a Valentine’s Day card this week calling on them to tell their party to refuse funding from the fossil fuel industry. They will also be handing over petitions to their university Vice Chancellors as part of the ‘Fossil Free Friday’. The campaign calls […]

Power cut awareness campaign launched

ScottishPower’s network business is launching a campaign to increase awareness about what people should do during a power cut. A recent survey found almost half (46%) of consumers believe they are unprepared for a power outage, claims the supplier. Only 40% of ScottishPower Energy Networks (SPEN) customers said they would contact the network firm should […]