Green Blog

A sustainable European city

Councillor Steve Burgess today secured backing for City of Edinburgh Council to sign up to the European Sustainable cities declaration.  At the last European Conference on…

Vote local!

Council elections are too important to be the focus of cynical political games, says Alison Johnstone. The council elections on 4 May are fast…

Homes for all

Everyone deserves a decent home says Mary Campbell. In the Portobello and Craigmillar ward, housing is a big issue. Throughout our area people are…

On the buses

Alison Johnstone says it is time to rethink transport priorities.  ‘For a while I had to stop going to events, to educational stuff to…

A welcoming capital

It is a good time of year to reflect on help needed by families cut adrift from their homeland, argues Melanie Main. Recently a small…

Citizen of the year

One of the privileges of being a councillor is getting to meet so many fantastic people who, at a community level, do fantastic work…