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David Were, Hands of Love, Kenya

Human Rights Watch film festival: young film-makers tackle eco-issues

Matilda Lee

30th March, 2011

From the next Erin Brokovitch, to a group of teens cleaning up Kenya's Kibera slum, a clutch of innovative youth film-makers are documenting crucial issues and demanding social and environmental justice more...

Top 10… greenest UK cities

Ruth Styles

11th March, 2011

From recycling schemes to conserving green spaces, Ruth Styles rounds up the UK's eco-friendliest places to live more...
Police tactics have been heavily criticised in two reports

Do aggressive and subversive police tactics put-off environmental protesters?

Tom Antebi

9th February, 2011

With the recent spate of police aggression, intimidation and infiltration of the environmental movement, the Ecologist asks if these tactics are turning people away from protests? more...
Environmental Investigation Agency

Environmental Investigation Agency: meet the original eco spooks

Matilda Lee

18th January, 2011

The EIA has been at the forefront of investigative campaigning for over 25 years, tackling the illegal wildlife trade, timber trafficking and ozone-depleting CFCs. Matilda Lee gets a debriefing more...

The Ecologist Top Ten... vinegars

Laura Sevier

9th December, 2010

Whether it's the old favourite Sarson's, trendy balsamic or the more adventurous rice or wine vinegar, it can be used to clean your house, improve your health and spice up your chips – what makes vinegar so special? Laura Sevier picks 10 of the best... more...

Greening my office: choosing an ethical pension

Sylvia Sunshine

13th January, 2011

Sylvia takes a step towards financial security with her premier pension payment. But can she keep a clean conscience at the same time? more...

Emily Apple: 'I can't forgive Mark Kennedy's betrayal of activists'

Emily Apple

12th January,2011

The undercover policeman's apology does not repair the lives he has wrecked or help the people he has grassed up more...
Ratcliffe trial

Climate activist trial collapses over use of undercover police officer

Tom Antebi

10th January, 2011

The second trial of activists accused of planning to occupy Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station has collapsed after the use of undercover police officer Mark Kennedy was revealed more...

Irashai services ltd - Naked Pan

Irashai services ltd provides specialist sourcing services to Local Authorities, Designers, Organisations and Individuals. Sourcing new materials or products, new product development, and provide guidance in implementing sustainable methods

Tel: 01628 636082

Torbay adopts i-Tree software that 'puts a value on trees'

Chris Baker

10th December, 2010

A new computer software package developed in the US puts a financial value on the ecosystem services trees perform, from reduced air pollution to the amount of carbon dioxide removed... can it now work in the UK? more...

The Ecologist guide to video activism

Eifion Rees

23rd November, 2010

The video camera is the weapon of choice for activists and campaigners around the world, with campaign films an effective way to get a message across and fight back against mainstream media bias. Here's our guide to taking your stand... more...
Spices including star anise, cinnamon, cardamom and peppercorns

Aromatherapy in your kitchen: part two - cooking with spices

Pat Thomas

29th October, 2010

Spices don't simply add flavour to your food - they also aid digestion, protect against bacteria and prevent a range of illnesses more...

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Brown-banded carder bumblebee

Defra rejects claims UK legal system is blocking environmental justice

Tom Levitt

22nd October, 2010

Charities and NGOs complain high costs make it almost impossible for them to bring legal challenges against damaging environmental decisions - despite them being in the wider public interest more...
Helen Iles

Undercurrents: the campaign film pioneers still setting the agenda

Eifion Rees

5th October, 2010

Eifion Rees reports on the video journalists producing environmental and social justice films that influence public opinion - and consistently get closer to the issues than the mainstream media more...
EJF logo

The Environmental Justice Foundation

The Environmental Justice Foundation makes a direct link between environmental security and the defence of basic human rights. EJF empowers those people who suffer most from environmental abuses to find peaceful ways of preventing them.

Tel: 0207 239 3310
Legal challenge

Activists win historic ruling on 'people's law on the environment'

Tom Levitt

26th August, 2010

Crippling costs of legal action prevents people mounting challenges over environmental damage, finds UN Committee more...
a rising price line behind oil barrels

Will high petrol prices help the environment?

Mark Jansen

12th July, 2010

High petrol prices mean less demand and less pollution, right? Not necessarily, finds Mark Jansen. Our relationship with our cars is far more complex... more...
Wheatgrass juice

Raw food diets: are they worth it?

Laura Sevier

12th July, 2010

Some like it hot, others like it... raw. A vegan diet based on uncooked plant food is good for the planet - but is it right for everyone? more...

Greening my office: I got them to switch the heating off!

Sylvia Sunshine

9th July, 2010

Sylvia scores her first eco success - persuading her sceptical boss that heating an unoccupied portion of the office is a terrible waste of resources more...
Community shops

Saving and rebuilding community shops

Eifion Rees

1st June, 2010

Mourning the loss of your beloved local shop? With a little help from the Community Shops Network, you can set up and run your own shop and post office... more...
Hay Festival

Greening the Hay Festival

Laura Sevier

20th May, 2010

Next week, the Hay Festival in Wales kicks off with its usual big name line-up of writers. Andy Fryers, organiser of the festival's special 'Greenprint' initiative, talks about expanding green events and shrinking footprints more...
for hire

Don't buy it - hire it: the real green consumer

Ewan Kingston

30th March, 2010

It's an unfashionable idea, but would a return to hiring products and services rather than buying them help us reduce our ecological footprint and turn businesses green? more...
curry and rice ready meal

Greening my office: tacking the microwave meal

Sylvia Sunshine

22nd March, 2010

Sylvia's office gets a new, green employee, and she begins to hatch plans for changing her ready-meal-eating, email-printing, energy-burning colleagues... more...
Soya milk

Put to the test: a buyer's guide to non-dairy products

Laura Sevier

17th March, 2010

Whether for health, ethical or environmental reasons, a low-dairy or dairy-free diet is becoming more mainstream. Here's how to have your (cheese)cake and eat it too... more...
Office lights

Greening my office: no one’s switched on

Sylvia Sunshine

3rd March, 2010

In her second blog posting, young environmental pretender Sylvia Sunshine reports on her attempts to convert her office workplace to more sustainable practices more...


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