Heathrow writer-in-residence helps plant orchard to stop the third runway

Posted by jamie — 13 November 2009 at 11:47am - Comments

Alison Steadman, Carol Ann Duffy and Richard Briers muck in on the Airplot

Down on the parcel of land Greenpeace has bought on the site of the proposed third Heathrow runway, a new element is being added to the Airplot. Typically for this time of year, it's a bit chilly and a bit muddy, but that makes it perfect for what we've got planned today, which is planting an apple orchard.

With the help of people like actress Alison Steadman, poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy and former Heathrow writer-in-residence Alain de Botton, we're planting yet more roots into the land we own on behalf of tens of thousands of people around the world, a right spanner in the works for advocates of bigger airports at Heathrow and elsewhere.

Glastonbury: are you in the no?

Posted by jamie — 29 June 2009 at 2:57pm - Comments

What do we say to bigger airports? © Vanessa Miles/Greenpeace

I decided to give Glastonbury a miss this year, but it looks like everyone currently stuck in a seven-hour tailback in the car park had a rollickin' good time. Not just because of the sunshine or Blur's barnstorming set last night (slightly jealous I missed that), but the Greenpeace field was once again a marvel to behold.

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