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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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A University of Aberdeen society which advertised in the Freshers’ magazines. The group published a journal called ‘Aether’, which although was initially produced as a University magazine, continued until 1980.

Also see this website entry for ‘Cairnleith Croft/Ambrosia Wholefoods’.

References: University Freshers’ magazines and Aberdeen Peoples Press.

Sources: copies of ‘Aether’ are held at University of Aberdeen Library.

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A University of Aberdeen society which advertised in the Freshers’ magazines. The national group was founded in 1969.

References: University Freshers’ magazines.

Sources: unknown.

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A University of Aberdeen society which advertised in the Freshers’ magazines. It was part of the national Green Student Network.

References: University Freshers’ magazines.

Sources: unknown.

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A University branch of the Greenpeace movement appears in the Freshers’ magazine in 1978 and again from 1986.

The world Greenpeace movement had been founded in the late 1960s/early 1970s.

References: University Freshers’ magazines.

Sources: unknown.

 

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Critical Mass Aberdeen aims to celebrate cycling as an alternative to motorised forms of transport for every day travel. There have been various mass cycle events in 1997, again from 2006 – 2008 and more recently.

There was also a University of Aberdeen society advertising in the Freshers’ magazine in 1995.

The Critical Mass movement is worldwide and started in America in 1992.

References: old website and University Freshers’ magazines.

Sources: unknown.

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