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Schumacher College

We believe that a more sustainable and equitable world is possible. Join us and the leading international thinkers, activists and practitioners, for pioneering short course, postgraduate and vocational education that delivers personal and global transformation.



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Sea Shepherd

Targeting the whale hunters: on patrol with Sea Shepherd

Beatrice Yannacopoulou

1st November, 2011

A volunteer crew member on the Sea Shepherd's Steve Irwin ship during recent operations targeting bluefin tuna fishing and pilot whale hunting argues the organisations' activities are vital for preventing slaughter on the high seas more...
Soya fields cut through rainforest

The Killing Fields – human rights abuses and environmental devastation in Paraguay’s soya fields

Andrew Wasley

13th October, 2009

Cheap meat has become a way of life in much of Europe, but the full price is being paid across Latin America as vast soya plantations and their attendant chemicals lead to poisonings and violence. Andrew Wasley reports more...
Outdoor nurseries

The Secret Garden nursery: a unique daycare where children spend all day outdoors

Phoebe Doyle

26th July, 2011

When the classroom is the outdoors the possibilities are endless. Phoebe Doyle explores the practicalities, the realities and the huge potentials of the outdoor nursery concept more...
climate change violence

Climate change fuels violence as hunger drives cattle poaching in East Africa

Jocelyn T Edwards

17th June, 2011

The cattle keepers of Karamoja have raided each others' herds for generations: for prestige, to pay dowries and increase wealth. But the thefts are increasingly driven by hunger caused by a changing climate. Jocelyn T Edwards reports from Uganda
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spider

Ethical insect catchers: do they really work?

Ruth Styles

15th April, 2011

Instead of dispatching creepie crawlies with bug spray; how about using a humane insect grabber to get rid of them? Ruth Styles took the Snapy and the Ethical Spider Catcher for a spin more...

Why our growing taste for cheap Brazilian beef is devastating the Amazon

Chris Pala

5th April, 2011

Brazil’s cattle sector has become the largest driver for deforestation globally, overtaking palm oil plantations in Asia. With the UK sourcing 40 per cent of its processed beef from Brazil, campaigners are now calling for a consumer boycott. Chris Pala investigates more...
soya beans

Intense lobbying could enable unapproved GM crops to enter European food chain

Tom Levitt

15th February, 2011

Agribusiness accused of 'scaremongering' lobbying tactics as it pushes for the import of animal feed containing traces of unapproved genetically modified (GM) crops - using the guise of combating feed shortages

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Maize

Germany and France likely to block plans to end GM crop delays

Tom Levitt

7th December, 2011

Renewed efforts to end the political deadlock over approving GM crops in Europe likely to fail as member states fear legal backlash and trade disputes more...

Ecologist guide to courses

Matilda Lee

5th January, 2011

The path to many green careers begins as a student. Here are the Ecologist's tips for ensuring that your degree or educational course takes you where you want to go more...

Ecologist guide to courses

Matilda Lee

5th January, 2011

The path to many green careers begins as a student. Here are the Ecologist's tips for ensuring that your degree or educational course takes you where you want to go more...

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Field of wheat

US calls for an end to the EU block on GM and nanotechnology

Tom Levitt and Vi Nguyen

7th December, 2010

US officials say they remain ‘surprised and disappointed’ over Europe’s refusal to embrace technologies like genetic modification (GM) and nanotechnology in farming more...
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Green Impact Students’ Unions

The Ecologist is proud to be this year’s media partner for the NUS Green Impact Students’ Unions programme more...

How pirate fishing fuels human exodus from Africa to Europe

Dawn Starin

19th October, 2010

Illegal fishing to feed European demand for seafood is devastating coastal communities in The Gambia and across West Africa - forcing many people to leave their homeland and make a perilous and sometimes deadly voyage to Europe more...
Idler's Academy...

Come get a proper education with the Idler Academy

Tom Hodgkinson

30th July, 2010

Tom launches the Idler Academy to teach us good grammar, sadly lacking practical skills like carpentry and lastly, of course, merriment more...
A GM potato

EU's 'dangerous' move to nationalise GM decision-making

Ecologist

14th July, 2010

Individual countries will be allowed to ban GM crops in a move the EU hopes will stop them blocking new crops being grown by farmers in other member states more...
Cows feeding

EU votes against compulsory GM food labelling

Ecologist

7th July, 2010

Campaigners angry at EU's decision to keep consumers 'in the dark' over food from animals given genetically modified (GM) feed more...
A gm labelled tomato

FSA accused of running PR exercise for GM industry

Ecologist

27th May, 2010

Member of steering group resigns claiming the Food Standard Agency's (FSA) £500,000 public dialogue on genetically modified (GM) food is ignoring key issues about GM feed and labelling more...
Jackie image

Jackie Schneider: local authorities must protect children, not catering firms

Laura Sevier

23rd March, 2010

Vocal school food campaigner Jackie Schneider on parent power, the importance of cooking from scratch and why free school meals would be the most cost-effective solution more...
The Front Cover

The Gaia Warriors by Nicola Davies

Grace ter Haar

9th February, 2010

An accessible, enjoyable book on climate change for the next generation of eco-warriors. Contributors include James Lovelock more...
Wind turbine engineer

Ecologist guide to green skills and education

Eifion Rees

2nd February, 2010

Weaning ourselves off carbon will mean a profound change in every aspect of daily life, every sector of society and every job. For that to happen we need a new mindset and a new set of tools...

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Wind turbine engineer

Ecologist guide to green skills and education

Eifion Rees

2nd February, 2010

Weaning ourselves off carbon will mean a profound change in every aspect of daily life, every sector of society and every job. For that to happen we need a new mindset and a new set of tools... more...
Square fruit

Was 2009 the year the world turned against GM?

Claire Robinson and Jonathan Matthews

11th January, 2010

Despite promising the world in 2009, biotech corporations have increasingly raised the hackles of scientists and citizens worldwide more...

How to fix a leaky tap

Sian Berry

5th January, 2010

Fixing a tap could help save tens of thousands of litres of clean water in a year, and save yourself money in the process. In her new book, Mend It!, Siân Berry explains how more...

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