This originated with me sending regular emails to my close friends and family on environmental issues and changes which could ‘green’ their lifestyle. The group has unintentionally grown quickly as friends of friends ask to join. The EcoEmails don’t always give people an easy solution to a problem but try to make them aware that every decision they make has environmental and sustainability consequences. If you would like to join pls email me at

Dirty Oil June 2, 2010

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There is a new documentary coming out called Dirty Oil which goes deep behind-the-scenes into the strip-mined world of Northern Alberta, Canada.

It is a David and Goliath battle between the First Nation communities and environmentalists fighting against the Governments of Alberta and Canada, as well as the world’s largest multinational oil corporations in a bid to stop tar sands expansion.

Here, vast and toxic oil sands supply the U.S. with the majority of its oil. Told through the eyes of scientists, “big oil” officials, politicians, doctors, environmentalists, and aboriginal citizens directly effected by “the largest industrial project on the planet today”, the filmmakers journey to both sides of the border to uncover the emotional and irreversible toll this “black gold rush” is taking on our planet.

Watch the trailer HERE or click HERE for screenings.

Canadian Tar sands emit on average three times more CO2 than conventional oil production.


I saw a movie, and the world collapsed December 9, 2009

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Jessica Rayburn and G.R. Mantard have collaborated to create a new comic on climate change.
To mark the crucial UN climate summit in Copenhagen, they have published the comic online with free access to all.

‘I saw a movie, and the world collapsed’ tells G.R. Mantard’s own story of how he was inspired by climate change film Age of Stupid to calculate his carbon footprint and learn how to reduce it.

The story personally engages with the reader to communicate the science, the policy and the personal dilemmas. It climaxes by showing how low-carbon living is positive and enjoyable, and urges the reader to take action at personal, community and political level.


Feeding of the 5000 December 7, 2009

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You are cordially invited to a free lunch for up to 5000 people.

On the 16th December a free lunch made from delicious ingredients that would otherwise have been wasted will be prepared for 5000 people. Our aim is to highlight the ease of cutting the unimaginable levels of food waste in the UK and internationally. Find out more

Trafalgar Square, London

Wednesday 16th December

12 noon – 2pm


Angry Mermaid December 1, 2009

Filed under: climate change — ecoemails @ 3:01 pm

Cast your vote in the Angry Mermaid Award and help decide which company or lobby group is doing the most to sabotage effective action on climate change.

Voting is open until Sunday 13  December 2009.

Image by Polyp

The Angry Mermaid Award has been set up to recognise the perverse role of corporate lobbyists, and highlight those business groups and companies that have made the greatest effort to sabotage the climate talks, and other climate measures, while promoting, often profitable, false solutions.


The Swap Shop (Sunday 6th December) August 25, 2009

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Part of Arcola‘s Green Sunday


Talk by Carl Pittam from Sustran about Sustainable Transport

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Talk by Carl Pittam from Sustran about Sustainable Transport

September 16th (7 to 9pm) at Arcola Theatre, 27 Arcola St, Dalston, Hackney (followed by TThackney meeting).

london fields

Even though we already love bikes in Hackney…


Introductory talk on Permaculture August 11, 2009

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Introductory talk on Permaculture (gardening)

August 17th (7 to 9pm)

at Arcola Theatre, 27 Arcola St, Dalston, Hackney

(followed by TThackney meeting).