Where do you get your Green News?

30th January 2020

Where to get your Green News?

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Staying up to date with the most recent environmental developments can be important for producing the most effective green work yourself. But with a wealth of potential sources of varying reliability out there it can be daunting to know where to begin. This resource gives a quick rundown of some of our favourite sources of green news.

Environmental Organisations

  • Scottish Government Environment and Climate Change Department The best source of official Scottish government stances on environmental issues, policy announcements, and reports.
  • Keep Scotland Beautiful News from the Scottish environmental charity, particularly useful for information about opportunities and awards as well as positive stories
  • Friends of the Earth Scotland Harder hitting insights from the world of environmental advocacy and activism, great for up to date info on the most current issues in Scotland.
  • SEPA  The Scottish Environment Protection Agency offers a more technical angle as well as reports on weather and flooding.
  • Sustainable Scotland Network  A good source of information on upcoming events and consultations, particularly relevant for those working in Scotland’s public sector.
  • Centre for Ecology and Hydrology  Detailed scientific-slanted articles are regularly added by this research institute

News organisations

  • Herald Scotland A good source for the biggest environmental news stories in Scotland.
  • The Guardian Having made a public commitment to increase their environmental reporting, the Guardian is probably the national newspaper with the most extensive coverage on green issues.
  • The Ecologist  Environmental news specialist publication, with a strong emphasis on social justice and animal protection.
  • ecoartscotland Blog devoted to environmental art in Scotland.

Twitter Accounts

  • @COP26 The official Twitter account for COP26, posting updates as well as news articles.
  • @sccscot Stop Climate Chaos Scotland is a coalition of over 40 organisations campaigning on climate change. As a result, their twitter account is great for encountering a broad range of perspectives.
  • @ScotGovClimate Tweets from the Scottish government about their climate change work.
  • @EdCentreCC The Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation regularly tweets about innovative new work as well as hot takes on environmental issues.
  • @theCCCuk The official twitter account for the Committee on Climate Change, the premier independent advising body to the government on climate change policy.
  • @IPCC_ch Hard-hitting and scientific-slanted tweets from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the UN body for climate change science
  • @FoEScot The Friends of the Earth twitter is usually one of the first accounts to post about new and developing environmental news stories.
  • @Cult_Unstained Insightful tweets on the relationship between culture and the fossil fuel industries from the research and campaigning organisation Culture Unstained.

Got your own suggestions? Get in touch with lewis.coenen-rowe@creativecarbonscotland.com to get them added here. 

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