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Container city

Shipping containers: could they tackle the housing crisis for a growing population?

Sophie Laggan

6th December, 2011

With bricks and mortar proving environmentally unsustainable, a dearth of affordable housing available, and charity Shelter maintaining that homelessness persists, could shipping containers be a solution? more...
festive UK

Our Land: website champions sustainable holidays in English countryside

Ben Hudson

2nd December, 2011

Forget Lapland - a festive break in the English countryside is just as beautiful. New website Our Land will help you discover sustainable tourism in the Cotswolds, South Downs and New Forest, amongst others more...
KWANDWE

Lions and eco luxury on South Africa’s Eastern Cape

Ruth Styles

1st December, 2011

Pristine wilderness and eco-friendly lodges have made the Kwandwe Reserve a key stop on South Africa's Garden Route. Ruth Styles went to visit more...
Yorkshire Dales Natural Retreats

Kicking back in a green Eden: a weekend in the Yorkshire Dales

Matilda Lee

24th November, 2011

From the sedum roof to the wood burning stove, Yorkshire Dales Natural Retreats combines eco-friendly innovations with serious luxury more...
Farm Shops

Ten of the best…farm shops

Vanessa Jones

4th November, 2011

Offering the ultimate in locally produced food, Britain's farm shops are a culinary national treasure more...
URBAN GARDENING

Ten of the best…ways to get stuck into urban gardening

Hannah Corr

28th October, 2011

Growing your own fruit and vegetables doesn’t have to involve huge amounts of space. As Hannah Corr explains, there are plenty of short cuts for city dwellers who want to get stuck in more...
composting

The beginner’s guide to making your own compost

Hannah Corr

14th October, 2011

Contrary to popular belief, composting is simple. What’s more, it’s also eco-friendly, cheap and utterly addictive. Hannah Corr shows you how to get started more...
bee hives

The A to Z of beekeeping

Gervase Poulden

6th September, 2011

From zoning to killer bees and lovely honey: Gervase Poulden explains the essentials of beekeeping more...
eco design

Top 10...eco design for home

George Blacksell

2nd September, 2011

Green design doesn't have to mean scrimping on aesthetics; as George Blacksell discovered, combining style with sustainability is easily achieved more...
House-box

House boxes: the equine homes trend coming to a street near you

George Blacksell

26th August, 2011

Converted horse boxes are becoming increasingly popular among the eco-conscious. George Blacksell chats to horse box home owner, Dean Crago more...
London

The eco travel guide to England

Ruth Styles

25th August, 2011

Boasting vibrant cities, countless historical treasures and lush rolling countryside, England has much to offer green travellers, says Green Living Editor Ruth Styles
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eco house

Retrofit revisited: one year on

Sue Wheat

22nd August, 2011

The salvaged velvet curtains are in and the newly painted walls are good to go but was it all worth it? In the final installment of her ecorefurb diary, Sue Wheat takes a retrospective look at a challenging year more...

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city bike

Could the Haibike Xduro e-bike spark a cycling revolution?

Gervase Poulden

18th August, 2011

Electric bicycles are yet to go mainstream in the UK but could the launch of Haibike’s new electric mountain bike change all that? Gervase Poulden reports more...
Africa_Ethical_Fashion

Not charity but work: Vivienne Westwood's 'Ethical Fashion Africa' collection goes on sale

Rosie Spinks

8th August, 2011

In an effort to address the joint problems of poverty and environmental degradation, Vivienne Westwood has joined up with the International Trade Centre for the launch of her second ethical range more...
garden accessories

Five of the best…green gardening accessories

Anjuli Koshal

5th August, 2011

From scratch-proof gloves to soothing organic balms, Anjuli Koshal rounds up five green gardening essentials that the eco-conscious shouldn’t be without more...
holding

Ten of the best…ways to reuse your rubbish

Valentina Jovanovski

5th August, 2011

Whether it’s plastic bottles or old magazines, Valentina Jovanovski has a creative way to turn it into something entirely new more...
Vauxhall Ampera

Electric cars: could the new Vauxhall Ampera really make driving greener?

Ruth Styles

22nd July, 2011

From fossil fuel generated electricity to unreliable batteries, electric cars haven’t always lived up to the hype. But with the launch of the Vauxhall Ampera, could all that be about to change? Ruth Styles reports more...
laundry

Five of the best... eco-friendly detergents

Valentina Jovanovski

8th July, 2011

From phosphates to petrochemicals, doing the laundry can be a dirty business. Valentina Jovanovski rounds up five natural alternatives that will leave your clothes smelling literally of roses more...
eco fashion

Fashion forward: the green designers whose clothes are making a real difference

Valentina Jovanovski

5th July, 2011

As Valentina Jovanovski discovered, today’s young designers have more on their mind than just making a quick buck more...
dangerous phone

Wired but tired: is modern life draining your energy?

Samantha Swift

1st July, 2011

Could ‘electrical pollution’ and EMFs have consequences for your health? Samantha Swift reports more...
sleeping hedgehog

Top 10...garden wildlife

Katie Fuller

28th June, 2011

From hedgehogs to house sparrows, British gardens are havens for native fauna. The RSPB’s Katie Fuller rounds up her favourites more...
mackerel

In season now: what to eat during July

Henry Gass

27th June, 2011

Raspberries, mackerel and broad beans are all on the menu this month more...
eco friendly candles

Five of the best…eco-friendly scented candles

Ruth Styles

25th June, 2011

Ditch the cheap paraffin candles and switch to something cleaner and greener: your body will thank you more...
soft fruit

Soft fruit special: how to make the most of the summer glut

Valentina Jovanovski

21st June, 2011

Strawberries, cherries, blackberries and raspberries are all coming into season over the next few months. Valentina Jovanovski looks at how to make the most of the soft fruit glut more...
Fairtrade coffee

Five of the best...Fairtrade and organic coffees

Valentina Jovanovski

20th June, 2011

From monocultures to deforestation, a cup of coffee can leave a bitter taste. But as Valentina Jovanovski discovered, ethically produced coffee can benefit some of the world’s poorest people and the planet to boot

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