Today I published an article on the Huffington Post titled: The Responsible Capitalism Agenda Needs to End Shell Hell. The release of this article coincides with the start of ‘Occupy Oil’ which will see environmental activists across the UK standing up to oil companies , whose pursuit of profit at any cost jeopardises the livelihoods of the poorest people and the environment for future generations.
Already today, #occupyoil activists and Climate Rush have taken against Shell and I would urge you to spread news of these actions with your networks. And if you feel like joining in the activism through social media check out Climate Rush’s #Shellishell activity.
If you are a Londoner it is more than likely at some point you have experienced the morning sardine run to work on the Tube, personally I am still scared by my 9 months of northern line hell whilst living in Chalk Farm.
This year I have started cycling to work and it is great, not only do I get to take some excerise keeping the doctor happy but I am able to get around faster and carbon free, so lots of green karma points for me.
Most people I speak to like the idea of cycling but they feel intimidated by London’s frankly crazy traffic and lack of designated cycling lanes. Despite high profile media stunts around cycling TFL continue to allow our roads to be dominated by polluting vehicles, putting toxic fumes before cycling lanes.
Well we have a plan to tell TFL that our roads can’t take no more, next Thursday 22nd at 8 am, join me Climate Rush and other London cycling campaigns for an early-morning bike ride followed by a TFL roadblock.
Meet at 8am on the North side of Blackfriars Bridge before we make our way to TfL HQ..