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CAMPAIGN HERO: Diana Vogtel, 350.org

Matilda Lee

7th September, 2011

The European coordinator of international climate campaign group 350.org talks to the Ecologist about civil disobedience outside the White House and why she's gearing up for September 24th more...

Consumptionomics

Katharine Helmore

24th January, 2011

Asia is growing at an unprecedented rate and consumption is following a similar trajectory. This, argues businessman Chandran Nair in his new book, could have dramatic consequences for the environment more...

The Economics of Happiness

Ecologist

12th January,2011

A sneak preview of Helena Norberg-Hodge's epic documentary which examines how 'going local' is a powerful strategy to help repair our fractured world - ecosystems, societies and individuals more...
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UK economic recovery 'poses threat to environment'

James Meikle

1st December, 2010

Any emergence from recession may erode shift towards more sustainable lifestyles, warns EU report
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By greening up its act, Seoul is setting an example to the rest of South Korea

Seoul: on course to be one of the world's greenest cities?

Anna Sheldrick

30th November, 2010

Seoul, host of this year's G20, is well on the way to achieving its goal of becoming one of the world's most eco-friendly cities. But, as Anna Sheldrick reports, there may be room for improvement elsewhere in South Korea more...

Tony Hawkhead: why it's vital to put green jobs at the centre of Britain's economy

Tony Hawkhead

19th November, 2010

To make Chris Huhne's 'Green Deal' a success - and meet the UK's carbon reduction targets - we need to redefine the green jobs sector and build the connection between individuals and environment, says Groundwork's chief executive more...

Ecologist guide to a green Christmas

Jemima Roberts, Eifion Rees and Matilda Lee

1st November, 2010

From Darina Allen's mountain picnics to Mark Boyle's moneyless meditations and Craig Sams decorating with fungi, 11 environment-minded luminaries tell us what they'll be doing this festive season more...

Ecologist guide to a green Christmas

Jemima Roberts, Eifion Rees and Matilda Lee

1st November, 2010

From Darina Allen's mountain picnics, to Mark Boyle's moneyless meditations and Craig Sams decorating with fungi, 11 environment-minded luminaries tell us what they'll be doing this festive season more...
An empty wallet

Cash-free living: how to survive and thrive without money

Christine Ottery

31st August, 2010

Pounds and pence are important to some but not vital for anyone. From skinny dipping to dustbin dining, there are many ways to live without paying for it. Here are some top tips more...
Ecologist summer reads

The Ecologist's top ten eco summer reads

Claire Baylis

29th July, 2010

Seven top environmentalists recommend their reads for the summer, covering everything from psychological thrillers to steady state economics more...
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Cutting council emissions could create 70,000 green jobs

Ecologist

25th June, 2009

A drive to persuade county councils to cut their carbon dioxide emissions by 40 per cent by 2020 could result in as many as 70,000 green jobs, new research reveals more...
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Visionaries: Bill Drayton

Ecologist

1st April 2009

Bill Drayton is a slight, eager man who straddles worlds. He knows his stuff, having graduated from Harvard, Oxford and Yale, and has a theory of everything. more...

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Struggling for Éire

Molly Scott Cato

11th May, 2009

If it is not to be choked by debt and taxes, Ireland must return to the self-sufficient, localised vision of one of its founding fathers more...
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Iceland's economic meltdown: a lesson from the frontline of global finance

Molly Scott Cato

4th March, 2009

The world has watched the vertiginous collapse of the Icelandic economy in recent months with a mixture of fascination and horror. more...
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Is it time to change 20th century economic paradigms?

Richard Heinberg

5th February, 2009

A hundred years ago, markets ruled: fortunes were made, workers abused, bubbles blown. The Austrian School of economists, led by Ludwig von Mises, said this was fine: despite temporary messiness, the market knows best.
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Economy distorted by multimillion pound bonuses

Nick Robins

28th January, 2009

Everyone loves a good bonus. None more so than the thousands of financiers across the globe who enjoyed ‘stonking’ payments in 2006. more...
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The money pit

James Bruges

7th August, 2008

Commercial banks should be forbidden from creating ‘virtual’ money, argues James Bruges – our debt-and-interest economies can only lead to collapse or war. more...
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How modern economics causes both inner and outer climate change

Jonathan Rowe

1st April, 2008

It’s the battle of the century. In one corner, the Economy – big, bloated, greedy and growing. In the other, the planet Earth – fragile, finite and fighting back. more...
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Spinning Wheels

Dan McDougall

13th March, 2008

‘This is the Indian dream!’ shouts Mohit, clutching a tattered plastic bag as he joins the impatient throng gathering at Hall A of the Auto Expo in New Delhi. Around us more than 100,000 Indians are aggressively jostling for space and a precious glimpse of the £1,200 Tata Nano, the world’s cheapest car. It is a vehicle that, put simply, costs less than the optional DVD player on the new Lexus LX470 SUV. more...
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Behind the eco labels: UK Fuel Economy Label

Pat Thomas

1st April, 2007

This labelling scheme, introduced in October 2001 and found on all new cars, indicates how much carbon dioxide a car emits. It also gives estimated fuel costs for 12,000 miles and the vehicle excise duty for 12 months, so car buyers can see how much these will cost before they buy. more...
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Behind the Eco Labels

Pat Thomas

1st April, 2007

Ethical consumerism in the UK is currently worth £29.3 billion, yet 60 per cent of us feel we don't have enough information to make an ethical decision. There is an ever-growing array of eco labels, but what do they tell us? Or fail to tell us? Pat Thomas explains more...
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An atmosphere of cooperation

Richard Bickle

22nd March, 2007

A global capitalist economy obsessed with economic growth has plenty of faults, but chances are it's here to stay. Fortunately, there are other types of organisations out there to prove that the limited liability or plc company is not the only way to get business done. more...
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Globalisation use it or lose it?

George, Helena,

1st September, 2004

In the past 50 years the global economy has grown by over 500 per cent... the richest fifth of the world now earn 86 per cent of global income… the poorest fifth earn just 1.3 per cent… life expectancy in the world’s most ‘developed’ countries is 79 years… in the least ‘developed’ it is still just 42… we consume 22 million tonnes of oil every day… chop down 1 per cent of the world’s forests every year… and have killed 90 per cent of the world’s big fish. Has the time come to give up on globalisation? more...
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Ecologist questionnaire: how much do you know about where you live?

The Ecologist

1st May, 2004

‘If we could think locally, we would take far better care of things than we do now. The right local questions and answers will be the right global ones. The Amish question, "What will this do for our community?" tends toward the right answer for the world.’ Wendell Berry more...
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Bigger But Not Better

Andrew Kimbrell

1st April, 2003

Myth Number 5: INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE IS EFFICIENT more...

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