Single-use plastics could be banned from Dundee schools and council departments.

A Proposal to ban singe-use plastics from schools and council offices has been put before Dundee City Council.  See Courier article here …

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Dundee school books and equipment not recycled and sent for incineration instead.

Kirkton Community & Safety Partnership and Dundee Resource & Re-use Centre have been attempting to recycle books, stationary and equipment from the now closed Baldragon Academy.  This item in the Evening Telegraph explains that the partnership failed to prevent books and stationary …

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Fracking Ban in Scotland Strengthened

Following the Scottish Governments announcement on October 3rd of an effective ban on fracking, the Scottish Parliament voted to strengthen the ban on 24th October 2017.  See Friends of the Earth Scotland's article here. …

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Green Quiz – Update

FoET held a Green Quiz night on 26th September at the Bank Bar, Union St, Dundee.  We fielded 8 teams, found out things we never knew about our world and its inhabitants, had good laugh.  We raised £90 for our funds.  The picture round generated many hilarious drawings to answer environmental …

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TTIP Update – 2017

The campaign against TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership), in which many of our members were involved, is currently in abeyance; Trump has rejected it and new, different deals will have to be made due to Brexit. However we are still concerned about the consequences of CETA (Canada …

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Does Dundee need a new Energy-From-Waste plant?

FoE Tayside is currently considering whether and how to respond to a planning application for a new waste incinerator at Baldovie in Dundee (described in more detail below).  In this case, the incinerator would supply heat and power, and could therefore be classified as a supplier of renewable …

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Air Pollution & Public Health – summary of seminar in Dundee 30.11.16

(This is the press release issued following the event) Today’s event in Dundee, looking at the health impacts of air pollution in Dundee, and ways in which air quality could be improved, was significant not just for the subject being discussed. It also marked an important step in bringing …

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Dundee Cycling Forum gets moving

A meeting was held on Monday 24 October with about 30 people attending, to discuss the role of a Cycling Forum for Dundee, the benefits it could provide for cyclists, and how it should be set up. This was one of the recommendations arising out of the Dundee Cycling Strategy recently approved by the …

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Green Groups Midsummer Picnic & Barbecue

To mark 18 months of successful joint working, a Midsummer picnic and barbecue was held for the Dundee and Tayside Green Groups on 21 July 2015 at Crombie Country Park in Angus.  The weather failed to play its part, but the event was a success nevertheless, thanks in particular to the organisational …

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Thanks to canoeists for the beach cleanup!

An energetic group from Dundee University Canoe Club made a big impact with a cleanup of several Tayside beaches on 18 February 2015 - Grassy Beach and Broughty East (Broughty Ferry) and Easthaven near Arbroath.  Doug McLaren provided the gear and they just got on with it, and apparently had a great …

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