The next blow to throwaway living

Why we don't need single use containers for water
The next blow to throwaway living
It’s important to stay hydrated, espically in the summer months, but our obsession with bottled water is unsustainable, expensive and, increasingly, unnecessary. 

Our new infographic explains why the refillable water bottle is the only low impact option. 

Losing the bottle: why we don't need single use containers 
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Our new regular podcast show

Ideas, debate and insights on UK environmental politics and policy
Our new regular podcast show

Things get heated for the last episode of the series as we cover wildfires in the Arctic, a heatwave in the UK and a bonfire of environmental protections in Brazil. 

But first, does the new PM have any space on his desk for the environment and climate crisis?  

News Review #10: Boris Johnson, the Amazon and 2020 predictions

Power to the people

Shaping UK climate policy through deliberative democracy
Power to the people
We've published the results from our two citizens’ juries on climate change, designed and facilitated by BritainThinks. 

In an exercise in deliberative democracy, randomly selected members of the public debated and deliberated a range of different climate policies, from a nationwide tree planting programme and frequent flyer levy, to switching to electric vehicles and implementing a national recycling strategy. 

Our findings reflect the growing concern about climate change and demonstrate a clear mandate for government action.

People power: shaping UK climate policy through deliberative democracy

Five net zero policies that do more than cut carbon

Five net zero policies that do more than cut carbon
Following the launch of the Committee on Climate Change’s net zero report, our infographic makes the economic and social case for acting on net zero now.

The report sets out five key climate policies that will not only end the UK’s contribution to climate change, but will also save money, improve health, benefit nature and create new jobs across the UK.

Acting on net zero now

Green Alliance is 40

Four decades of ambitious leadership for the environment
Green Alliance is 40
We are very excited to mark our 40th birthday this year, kicking off with a blog from our executive director Shaun Spiers. 

Green Alliance was set up by a group of individuals concerned that British political parties were failing to understand or respond to environmental issues. The organisation aimed "to introduce an ecological perspective into British political life". This has been our aim ever since and is needed now more than ever as the scale of the climate and ecological emergency we face becomes clearer.

We look forward to working further and faster to achieve ambitious political leadership for the environment. 

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