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Posts Tagged ‘sipson’

Happy Birthday Grow Heathrow

Transition Heathrow celebrates one year of nurturing a sustainable community in the path of the third runway at Sipson. Congratulations! Inspiring mini documentary by You and I Films. Illustrations by Rebecca Peacock and Sam Parr.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Grow Heathrow by Rebecca Peacock
Grow Heathrow by Rebecca Peacock.

Just over a year ago a group of my friends envisioned a radical new version of the Transition Town model. Activists drawn from groups such as Plane Stupid and Climate Camp decided to squat a rundown old market garden in the village of Sipson that was being used as a dumping ground for car scrap in an area planned for demolition to make way for the third runway at Heathrow. And thus Grow Heathrow was born, a great big YES in the face of so many NOs.

We Won! Grow Heathrow by Sam Parr
We Won! Grow Heathrow by Sam… read more

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Royal College of Art Show One 2010: Photography and Printmaking

Show One at the RCA throws up an unlikely mix of Climate Rush inspired lithographs, monsters in ballet shoes and kitchen implements designed to produce screenprints.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Wowser! the entrance to the 2010 RCA graduate show. The Royal College of Art has really gone to town for the graduate shows this year: there’s a huge SHOW sculpture […]

Greenpeace need your help to find 100,000 owners for Airplot by May 1st!

Anna Jones has been working on the Greenpeace campaign to stop the Third Runway being built at Heathrow. We find out why the Airplot campaign is so important to her in the run up to the General Election.

Written by Amelia Wells

Illustration by Aniela Murphy. Airplot is the name by which Greenpeace’s campaign to prevent Heathrow’s third runway from being built is known and is a piece of land near the […]

Solar Impulse: the plane that flies with the power of the sun.

On April 7th 2010 the first solar plane took flight. Read all about why this is such an important milestone. Illustrations by Thereza Rowe.

Written by Amelia Wells

The Solar Impulse Plane. Illustration by Thereza Rowe. Holiday season is steadily approaching; the time when adverts for faraway climes become ever more enticing and flight prices drop like environmentalists’ […]

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Activism in the community: Plane Stupid/ Climate Camp combine with locals to target Heathrow’s runway plan

Welcome to Sipson - a village that would be completely wiped out if Heathrow has its way, but is also seeing activists and locals team up to fight the third runway

Written by Adam Bollard

Site entrance: the sight that greets you as you enter Vineries Close at the end of Sipson Lane Question: How do you use direct action that really engages and aids […]

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Sipson Under Siege

Illustrations by Christina Cerosio

Written by Lucy Jones

Last Thursday the transportation secretary Geoff Hoons approved BAA’s plans for a third runway at Heathrow. John McDonnell hurled a mace (some sort of ancient hammer) and the villagers of […]