• Local government pensions fuelling climate crisis 

    £16 billion of the Local Government Pension Scheme is invested in the fossil fuel industry, according to new analysis by Platform and Friends of the Earth.

    Local government pensions fuelling climate crisis 

  • 25 Sep 2023 admin

    Is your council fuelling the climate crisis?

    Find out how much our local authority pensions are investing in fossil fuels and what you can do to push for divestment where you are.

    Is your council fuelling the climate crisis?

  • ACTIVE    Ongoing

    Game Changer Pledge

    Mobilising fans, athletes and clubs to bring an end to high-carbon, gambling and alcohol sponsorship in sport!

    Game Changer Pledge

  • Action
    ACTIVE    Ongoing

    UK Divest

    The strongest chain sustaining the UK’s carbon web is finance. Without the capital to build more carbon bombs, big polluters like BP & Shell could not survive. The continued extraction of oil and gas is fundamentally driven by the desire to generate high returns on capital: our finance campaigning seeks to redirect that capital.  In…

    UK Divest

  • Of Oil & Water

    The Oil Machine in Torrington, North Devon Cathy Slaughter is explaining a little about XR North Devon as people slowly drift into the foyer of  The Plough Arts Centre in Torrington, North Devon. “There’s a good group of really active members and of course many more who are signed up on the Facebook page. We…

    Of Oil & Water

  • Strength in collective action

    The Oil Machine in Dumfries A sudden burst of clapping from a couple at the back of the café and a ripple of laughter through the audience. This is the first response of the evening and the humour is ironic. It is in response to comments from the panel about the challenge of getting to…

    Strength in collective action

  • Hospicing the Pipeline

    The Oil Machine in Hawick Julie and I talked long. And we talked of death. We talked of the passing of fathers, and husbands, and friends. An idea grew between us through that conversation in her flat. Later we shared it with those sitting in The Cornucopia Room, gathered to watch a screening of The…

    Hospicing the Pipeline

  • Gifts from the Sea

    The Oil Machine in Cromarty The Stagecoach bus judders and swerves as it takes the bend past Braehead and Davidston, past the fields of stubble and grazing sheep. The driver knows these empty roads on The Black Isle intimately and is eager to reach the journey’s end. Suddenly, over the crest of the hill, Cromarty…

    Gifts from the Sea

  • The Lie of the Land

    The Oil Machine in Inverness The words of Sir David King, head of the Climate Crisis Advisory Group, haunt me. Speaking at the launch of The Oil Machine film, he explained his view on what has been taking place since 2019. “What we have experienced in the last three years is a series of extreme…

    The Lie of the Land

  • Who Owns the Wind?

    The promise of a publicly owned renewable energy system The North Westerly gale billows and shakes the heavy white pvc of the marquee on the Portsoy harbourside, Aberdeenshire. Festival goers drift from stall to stall, under the pallid light of sun through plastic, dithering over the t-towels and pots of honey. At one end of…

    Who Owns the Wind?