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Putting the brakes on fast fashion

Lorna Slater on the launch of the Circular Textiles Fund and what that can do to mitigate the cost to the planet of fast fashion.


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The possibilities are huge with independence

Lorna Slater MSP – an independent Scotland would give us the best possible platform to build an economy that works for people and the planet.


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Taking the steps we need to decarbonise our economy

Lorna Slater MSP on the benefits of tackling wasteful production of packaging and creating a sustainable future.


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When dodgy deals win, everybody loses

Newly-elected Green councillor, Alys Mumford, reflects on what the Labour/Lib Dem/Tory deal means for Edinburgh and democracy.


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Green reaction to Lab-Lib-Con coalition

Green councillors have reacted with disappointment at the decision to appoint a Labour-LibDem-Tory coalition in Edinburgh.


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Members back coalition agreement with SNP

Support for the coalition agreement was overwhelming at last night’s members’ meeting.


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Edinburgh Greens members to vote on coalition agreement

A coalition agreement has been negotiated between the Edinburgh Green and SNP councillors to form a minority administration.


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The clock is ticking on negotiations

Newly elected councillor, Ben Parker, gives an overview of the first week since Edinburgh went to the polls.


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Historic number of Scottish Green Party councillors elected in Edinburgh

Voters have sent a clear demand for stronger action on climate emergency and cost of living crisis at a local level.


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Clear Green water between the parties

Voters can be in no doubt that tackling the climate emergency will be high on the table in any negotiations Greens enter into, says Claire Miller.


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It’s time to end conversion practices for good

There can be no place for ‘conversion therapy’ in the fairer and more equal Scotland that we are building.


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Green council candidates launch manifesto for Edinburgh

Scottish Green Party council candidates gathered in Princes St Gardens today to launch their manifesto: Think Global, Act Local: A Green Edinburgh for Everyone.


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Replacing Putin’s gas with Saudi oil is no solution to our energy crisis

As an independent country, Scotland can follow an energy policy that is fuelled by renewables rather than repression, argues Lorna Slater


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Priced out of Edinburgh

While Green councillor for Leith Chas Booth welcomes Edinburgh’s designation as a short-term-let control area, there’s more to be done.


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Want Green – Vote Green

The Scottish Greens will run candidates in every council ward in Edinburgh, at this year’s May elections.


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Back to normal is not good enough

As more Covid restrictions ease, Kayleigh O’Neill argues that we can’t simply ‘get back to normal’ because for many, normal was not good enough.


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Stepping up to the mark for the city

Greens are making a big difference in government. We want to do the same for our city, says Lorna Slater


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Real change ahead for biodiversity in Scotland

Scotland has some of the most beautiful natural scenery in the world, and we are putting it at the heart of our recovery, says Lorna Slater MSP


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Proper funding for city public toilets and trees

Public toilets have more than shown their worth over the last two years, and the city’s trees need more attention to fight ash-dieback – Alex Staniforth gives a taste of a Green budget.


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Climate justice is something that we can achieve together

While Glasgow being the host city offered us a chance to get a bit nearer the action, there was much more than just the Clyde separating Scots from the negotiations happening inside.


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Flaws of ‘Right to Buy’ are searingly obvious

Selling off council homes may have benefited original purchasers but long term detrimental impacts are still being felt, argues Susan Rae.


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Green councillors push for greater ambition on City Low Emission Zone

Transport and Environment Committee vote 6-5 in favour of Green amendment


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Edinburgh Green councillor Gavin Corbett to stand down

Green councillor Gavin Corbett is to step down early as a councillor in the Fountainbridge-Craiglockhart area of Edinburgh.


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Participatory budgeting – next steps

Let’s not lose sight of people power over public budgets, says Chas Booth


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The right care for everyone

Decisions on the future of care homes must put residents at their heart, says Councillor Melanie Main


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Greens welcome new funding for inclusive cycling in city

Greens welcome a reprieve for Edinburgh’s only inclusive cycling project.


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Historic agreement welcome but won’t be plain-sailing

As Scotland gears up to host the UN’s climate summit, Steve Burgess welcomes the decision by Green members to back a co-operation agreement with the Scottish Government.


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Bicentenary marks a new era for Union Canal

Edinburgh’s ‘coal’ canal celebrates its 200th birthday next year, with a renewed role in tackling climate change. Gavin Corbett explains.


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Harnessing Edinburgh’s Enlightenment

Edinburgh can choose to lead the world in this year of the global climate summit, say Claire Miller and Steve Burgess


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Edinburgh can’t ignore climate extremes

Recent flash floods are a stark reminder of the urgent action we need to take on the climate emergency, says Lorna Slater.


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Greens seek Lanark Road bike lane reprieve

Green councillor Claire Miller is leading a last-ditch attempt to stop a newly-installed bike lane being ripped out of Lanark Road.