I'm currently in Scottland on a trip through the UK. I'm trying to get some contacts to the much more active environmental movement here. For those who don't know, the UK has probably the most active climate movement in the world. I just came from a gathering in the Lake District and now I want to visit a protest site against open cast coal mining in Mainshill.
It's quite interesting to see discussions here. The main topics at the moment are the third runway at the heathrow airport (see e. g. Plane Stupid) and the building of a new coal plant in Kingsnorth (done by the german company e-on). I heared quotes like »we shouldn't wait till they build the new plant, they're burning coal every day in the existing ones«, which is a large difference compared to the discussion in germany.
Welcome to Scotland. :) Funny, two of my online friends are visiting right about now as well. I like to think that I'm at least doing a little more than average to help the environment. One thing we have is the electricity supplier called Ecotricity, who invest a huge amount in renewables. Not sure how common that is in other countries.