Green Quiz Results for our Climate Week Quiz

Here are the answers to the Green Quiz which was handed out during the Climate Week activities earlier in October. Who coined the word ‘ecology’?   Answer: Haeckel (1860) a German biologist, naturalist, philosopher, physician, professor, marine biologist, and artist. Which travels faster, a …

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Bonnie Dundee win Sliver Gilt Award

Congratulations to Bonnie Dundee who retained a Silver Gilt award in Keep Scotland Beautiful's Beautiful Scotland Award 2018, City Category …

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Brought Ferry in Bloom win Gold Award

Congratulations to Broughty Ferry in Bloom who achieved a Gold for the first time in the Coastal Town Category in Keep Scotland Beautiful's Beautiful Scotland 2018 awards. …

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Welcome for Electric Vehicle Cash & Warning More Needed to Fix Scotland’s Dire Transport

Friends of the Earth Scotland has welcomed the Scottish Government’s announcement of £15m which will install over 1,500 new electric charge points.  Friends of the Earth Scotland’s Air Pollution Campaigner Emilia Hanna said, “The promise of new electric charging points is great news for people …

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Councils could save thousands with ‘bee-friendly’ policies

This link to an article from LocalGov explains how ‘bee-friendly’ policies could save councils money. …

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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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