Save our community garden

Some of you may not be aware that hidden away behind a fence along Shaw’s Passage, at the back of The Warehouse, Digbeth has a Community Garden! Some of our older readers may remember there used to be a large, derelict Victorian warehouse on the site, which was...

Birmingham – Fossil Free?

Can Birmingham become Fossil Free? The much lauded international campaign ‘Fossil Free’ aims to get institutions to divest from the fossil fuel industry. The rationale for this is that if it’s wrong to wreck the climate, then it’s wrong to profit from wrecking the...

Big Green Debate

After several Big Green Debates about specific environmental issues we’re having a debate about campaign tactics this issue. Zarqa Mahmood and Sawsan Bastawy are debating the merits of online activism, i.e. clicktivism or slacktivism to its detractors. A powerful...

From basecamp with love

Somewhere between a festival and a conference is Friends of the Earth’s Basecamp; an annual event gathering local groups from across the country alongside staff members and a wider network of interested parties. From hard-core environmental activists to the...