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New online tool puts local data at campaigners’ fingertips

New online tool puts local data at campaigners’ fingertips

Friends of the Earth have developed an online tool which gathers data from each Local Authority area to help campaigners identify the key areas where action is needed. This blog describes how the Near You data tool was developed and how campaign groups can use it to...

We want affordable green energy, not fossil fuels!

We want affordable green energy, not fossil fuels!

Divest East Sussex is campaigning to put pressure on East Sussex County Council to stop investing its pension fund cash in fossil fuel companies. Supporters organised a fast and vigil outside County Hall in Lewes in the run-up to July's vote. This blog by Gabriel...

Further, Faster, Wider, Louder

Further, Faster, Wider, Louder

How can internal Scrutiny Committees help to drive climate action within councils? This was a question posed by West Sussex County Council recently when they invited Geoff Barnard to speak at an orientation day for scrutiny committee members. This blog explains how he...

Can a new computer tool combat human silo thinking?

Can a new computer tool combat human silo thinking?

On 6 June 2022, sustainable living expert Pooran Desai OBE gave a talk in an online Knowledge Sharing event hosted by the South East Climate Alliance (SECA). Pooran summarised his work in sustainability over the past quarter of a century and then talked about his...

“The Big Conversation” – Local Democracy in Action!

“The Big Conversation” – Local Democracy in Action!

Horsham District Council’s Big Conversation has opened a discussion across the whole district about climate change, the environment and development pressures. This proved a good initiative, but, as this blog from Tony Whitbread argues, much more needs to be done....

Hastings hopes to be South East’s first Garden Town

Hastings hopes to be South East’s first Garden Town

As one of the most under-served communities in the South East, Hastings is no stranger to promises of transformative funding from central government. But campaigners hope the community involvement and strong green element mean the new Hastings Town Deal will be...

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