The Lucas Plan

The Lucas Plan

Saturday 26th November 2016 saw the Lucas Plan Conference in Birmingham, celebrating 40 years of it. The Lucas Plan was an effort by workers at Lucas Aerospace to save jobs by proposing alternative, socially useful applications of the company’s technology and...
Standing with Standing Rock

Standing with Standing Rock

The suspension of construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline under the Missouri River is an incredible victory, but the fight against “The Black Snake” is far from over. On December 4th, an easement was denied for the extension of a crude oil pipeline under the...
Shrewsbury FoE

Shrewsbury FoE

As Shrewsbury is an  Air Quality Management  Area, Shrewsbury FoE have been campaigning to reduce vehicle use in the town centre. Earlier this year, our campaign to have the High Street closed for 5 hours during the day was met with both applause and hostility in the...
Our Fight Against Air Pollution

Our Fight Against Air Pollution

Paying attention to air pollution is now more important than ever.  It contributes to around 40,000 premature deaths in the UK every year and the health implications cost the UK up to £ 17 billion a year, equating to £283 million a year for Birmingham. The problem...