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Better than shopping

Five things to do instead of shopping

Richard Docwra

25th August, 2009

Avoid buying pointless stuff and start saving cash - here are some cheap, fun and interesting things to do more...
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Buy nothing day

Conrad Schmidt

27th November, 2008

Buy Nothing Day is an annual event to protest our consumerist culture. Consumers are encouraged across the world to stay out of malls and put their wallets back in their pockets for just one day. Started back in 1992 in Vancouver, Canada by Ted Dave, it was popularized by the Adbusters media foundation and it has spread to become an international day of action. more...
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Dame Anita Roddick: 1942-2007

Olivia Percival

12th September, 2007

Dame Anita Roddick, founder of the Body Shop and life-long campaigner, has died at the age of sixty four. more...
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Greening the church: a reluctant sacrifice or a new lease of life?

Tamsin Omond

8th September, 2009

Taking responsibility for our actions, fighting for justice and living in harmony with the rest of creation are among the founding principles of every religion. So why is there is no interfaith, or even inter-Christian statement on climate change? more...
Half Farmer, Half Something Else

Japanese turn to farming to find fulfilment

Hiroyo Hasegawa

23rd July, 2009

Growing in popularity in Japan, a new environmental lifestyle choice is helping people grow their own food, reconnect with the land and pursue more fulfilling vocations more...
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Farm Shop Cookbook highlights the best of British food

Matilda Lee

25th June, 2009

Christine McFadden's new book is a timely celebration of British farm shops

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Ecological Intelligence by Daniel Goleman

Laura Sevier

1st June, 2009

Anyone who cares about the environment needs to be making more informed choices at the checkout. Laura Sevier meets an author promoting ethical shopping more...
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Q & A: The Bishop of London

Laura Sevier

1st March, 2009

The eco-conscious Bishop on moral environmentalism and lightening the Church's carbon footprint more...
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Charity shop chic

Laura Sevier

17th April, 2009

High-street fashion at bargain prices, charity shops are the ethical way to accentuate a wardrobe. All you need is a sense of adventure… By Laura Sevier more...
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Sustainable style is a click away

Matilda Lee

3rd March, 2009

If you're looking for stylish yet ethically produced clothes you may leave the high street empty-handed. Online, eco-boutiques offer organic, 'reclaimed to wear', and fairly traded designer collections, ultimately making shopping more enjoyable. more...
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Co-operatives taking up the post.

Mark Anslow

1st May, 2008

With so many rural post offices in the UK threatened with closure, Mark Anslow visits two villages whose residents have taken it upon themselves to deliver the goods.

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The end of an affair

Robert Llewellyn

14th February, 2008

I’ve just been shopping. I went to London, walked into shops and bought things. New things. Not many – in fact my little pile of shopping bags is tragically small. I rapidly got bored and tired, and came back home. more...

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Slow fashion

Kate Fletcher

1st June, 2007

Fast fashion is about greed. Kate Fletcher says it’s time to slow down and consider the true cost of choosing quantity over quality more...
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Competition Commission - what is it good for?

News

12th April, 2007

Unless the Competition Commission fails to act to curb the power of supermarket chain Tesco, 'people will be justified in questioning exactly what the Commission is for', says Andrew Simms, Director of the think-tank the New Economics Foundation (NEF). more...
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Sweatshops - what you can do - suggestions by Anita Roddick

Ecologist

6th March, 2006

These websites all provide news, background information, campaigning tools and action alerts for anti-sweatshop activists. more...
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The most ethical shoe store in the world

Adbusters

1st September, 2005

The Blackspot Anticorporation was set up by media activists Adbusters to provide a shoe for consumers seeking an alternative to corporate brands like Nike. Blackspot’s latest design, the Unswoosher, has just been launched in the UK. more...
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I’m the Reverend Billy

Billy Talen

1st March, 2005

We interrupt our regular programming for a moral advisory…
‘Endangerment of life is ignored when it is real, but sold in bulk when it’s a good enough apocalypse for a movie’
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If shirts could only speak…if we would only listen

Anita Roddick

8th July, 2004

She is our sister. That garment holds the story of her life. If we ignore it, if we do not care to understand, she suffers. And so do we. more...

I'm the Reverend Billy.

Bill Talen

1st November, 2003

from the pulpit: We interrupt our regular programming for a moral advisory… more...
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Why you can't develop a nation

Gard Binney

11th June, 2000

Gard Binney examines the need for an alternative to the dominant development paradigm of globalisation. more...

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