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A group that campaigned peacefully against all aspects of animal abuse. The group also advocated veganism.

References: website

Sources: unknown.

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A group that began in the Highlands in 2015 and has a base in Aberdeen. The group exists to educate people to make the connection between their lifestyle choices and the exploitation of other species, the devastation of the planet, and the damage to their health.

References: website

Sources: unknown.

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The Friends of the Earth organisation was founded in America in 1969, before coming to the UK in 1970/1971. There were local branches in Scotland by 1972 (Edinburgh) and a separate Scottish organisation was formed in 1978.

A branch in Aberdeen was founded in 1977.

Related entries: University of Aberdeen Friends of the Earth Society

References: website

Sources: unknown

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Extinction Rebellion is an international movement founded in London in late 2018. The movement uses non-violent civil disobedience to achieve radical change in order to minimise the risk of human extinction and ecological collapse.

A branch was established in Aberdeen in early 2019, yet an Aberdeenshire group had already existed in late 2018. In early 2019 another group was formed at Robert Gordon University.

References: website

Sources: unknown.

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Aberdeen Climate Action was founded in 2014 with the aim of raising awareness of climate change and to prompt action towards carbon reduction and living sustainably. The inaugural event was a photographic competition and the group run a regular Climate Café featuring guest speakers.

References: website.

Sources: unknown.

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A society that formed in July 1971 as a branch of the national Conservation Society, which had been formed in London in 1966 (and prior to Friends of the Earth or Greenpeace). The society took action on issues such as the husbandry of natural resources, the avoidance of pollution and also family planning and population. The President was Dr Dugald Baird. The society also ran adult education classes on relevant topics.

The national society existed until 1987.

References: Aberdeen Press and Journal.

Sources: unknown. There are some papers of the national body held at Sheffield City Archives.

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A University of Aberdeen society which advertised in the Freshers’ magazines. As well as creating a support community, the aim is to raise awareness about ethics and the impact of animal product consumption on our health and environment

References: University Freshers’ magazines.

Sources: unknown.

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