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Brussels biofuels debate coming to a head
Using food for fuel when millions of people are starving is wrong. The ‘ If ’ campaign is trying to persuade world leaders to stop using corn and palm oil to produce fuel for cars. But it’s not just people who are suffering because of the global demand for biofuels, nature is too. We’ve...
13 Jun 2013
Things heat up around climate change on the road to Durban
The RSPB and The Stop Climate Chaos Coalition are excited to announce the launch of the African Climate Connection. From 26 November until 3 December there's a host of African themed events taking place with the aim of showing MPs how much people in their constituencies care about climate change...
25 Nov 2011
Tell Chris Huhne 'Don't rip up the climate rulebook'.
Right now, climate change minister Chris Huhne is preparing to attend world climate talks in South Africa. That means it’s a crunch moment on climate change for the government that promised to be the ‘greenest ever’. Please take a minute to send Chris Huhne an email to help him realise...
28 Nov 2011
First meeting with my MP
Good afternoon all, I hope this finds everyone well and soaking up the sun. On a similarly sunny day last month (June 14th) I took the opportunity to meet my MP Mr David Ruffley at his surgery in Stowmarket. I had previously corresponded with him on Buzzards and also Badgers. The first letter sent...
11 Jul 2013
Brussels Biofuels Debate - Part 2: An exciting opportunity to stop bad biofuels.
As you may have seen from previous blogs on this community, the RSPB has been campaigning for years to ensure that biofuels don’t harm wildlife and our climate. Now we find ourselves at a turning point – we have a critical opportunity to eliminate the worst culprits when the European Parliament...
29 Aug 2013
Speak up for the environment in the airports debate
Some of our most vulnerable wildlife and our most important habitats face potentially devastating impacts from proposals for new airports or runways in the UK. Even areas like the Thames estuary are threatened. This wetland home for 300,000 migratory birds , where mudflats and marshes teem with life...
11 Sep 2013
Don't frack nature's home
You wait months for a blog, and rather like buses, two come along at once! You may have heard our fracking report mentioned on the news today, we are also currently encouraging our supporters to write in to a Government consultation on this issue and I thought the Nature's Heroes community might...
13 Mar 2014
Don't frack nature's home - the next action
A few weeks ago I wrote on here about our current campaign calling on the UK Government to exclude protected areas, national parks and other special places from the upcoming licensing round for fracking for shale gas. The consultation has now closed but the Government, or more specifically the Department...
3 Apr 2014
Protecting nature from fracking
It may have caught your attention on Monday that the UK Government has announced it's response to the fracking consultation we asked our supporters to take part in earlier this year. Waking up on a Monday morning to hear that National Parks and other sensitive areas would not be fracked, I wanted...
30 Jul 2014
Loves, Leaders and Action for Change
I have a confession to make - when I first heard that I would be campaigning on climate issues I was apprehensive, not because I don’t believe it is important, but because it is so important - yet so difficult to communicate in any way that doesn’t end up scaring off the very people we want...
16 Sep 2014
Protecting wildlife at home and abroad
Over the past two weeks we've been focussed on convincing Eric Pickles of the importance of England’s special sites for wildlife, and marching in our tens of thousands to show those leaders attending today’s UN Climate Summit that we want to see action on climate change, for people, wildlife...
23 Sep 2014
Now the dust from the marching feet has settled...
I can't believe it's been nearly two weeks since over 650,000 people took to the streets across the globe, calling on world leaders to make strong commitments to tackling climate change. What a great show of strength from the climate movement. I still feel incredibly elated by the whole day,...
3 Oct 2014
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