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Oceans of Plastic

A summer evening with the Green Drinks crowd at Long Crendon, for a great presentation by Will McCallum of Greenpeace. He told a shocking story of just how bad the plastic pollution of our seas has become and how Greenpeace is campaigning to turn the tide.

Marching Against Racism

We joined a march of tens of thousands of people of all backgrounds saying No! to the rise in racism and Islamaphobia. Labour MP David Lammy was among the passionate speakers demanding a change of course from Theresa May and the British government – “What was the hard right has moved into political parties. We […]

Managing Fossil Fuel Decline

Barry Gardiner MP, Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade & International Climate Change in the UK, makes the case for the urgency of ensuring a smooth transition in revaluing the stranded assets of fossil fuel companies. These are the assets that the companies claim represent the value of the oil and gas they have […]

Natalie Bennett’s Message Concertina’d

At a time of unprecedented political turmoil, Natalie Bennett – until recently the leader of the Green Party – described her vision of one way forward through the idea of progressive alliances. It was December 2016 in the village library of Long Crendon in Buckinghamshire, where the ‘Green Drinks’ group came together to meet Natalie […]

An Evening with Natalie Bennett

At a time of unprecedented political turmoil, Natalie Bennett – until recently the leader of the Green Party – described her vision of one way forward through the idea of progressive alliances. It was December 2016 in the village library of Long Crendon in Buckinghamshire, where the ‘Green Drinks’ group came together to meet Natalie […]

The Psychology of Climate Action

London November 2016: the Climate Psychology Alliance held a conference on the theme of “New Perspectives on Leadership”. Here are the five presentations and the panel discussion that followed. Professor Andrew Samuels – Taking the Green Agenda out of the Margins Sally Weintrobe – On the Uncaring Mindset in Political Leadership Dr Phil Davison – […]

Dr Franny Armstrong

Exeter Cathedral October 2016 at the Open University Degree Ceremony Prof. Franny Armstrong received the honorary degree of Doctor of the University for her work in documentary film.  

Green Drinks at Hedgerley Wood

On 9th September 2016, 24 environmentalists from neighbouring villages gathered at Hedgerley Wood for an evening that had ‘inspired and given hope, at last,’ – as one of them put it – ‘that the world can still be saved from climate catastrophe’. Their inspiration and hope sprang from a game-changing idea proposed by Nick Dunlop, the visionary founder of […]