The Ecologist


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Ask Leo: what is the greenest alternative to compost containing peat?

Leo Hickman

16th April, 2009

I know that I should avoid compost containing peat, but what is the most environmentally friendly alternative that I can buy?
R Townsend, by email

Help fashion go organic

Ecologist magazine

1st January, 2009

The fashion industry listens to shoppers, even if governments don't. Use your power as a consumer to make safer, organic cotton more widely available: more...

The eco-shoes with soles of coconut

Laura Sevier

1st June, 2008

What do you get if you cross a shoe with a coconut? A bounty for the feet. Laura Sevier meets Sven Segal, eco shoe designer and founder of the Po-Zu range, who has found a novel use for waste coconut husks. . . more...

The problem of greenwash - green-fiddling while Rome burns…

Pat Thomas

1st June, 2008

It’s fair to say that we have our share of robust discussions in this office. Opinions get aired, fingers get pointed, occasionally voices get raised. It’s all in a good cause. Setting the world to rights isn’t always a civilised tea party. more...

GM trees in US

Claire Robinson

1st November, 2007

The US government has given he go-ahead for a test plot of genetically modified (GM) eucalyptus trees in Alabama. For the first time, these trees will be allowed to flower and set seed, opening the door to potential widespread contamination of the American South. more...

5 mens products you should steer clear of

Pat Thomas

26th April, 2007

Metrosexual man cares about his appearance. He uses body sprays, hair gel, and fragrances. He maybe even eats salads. Does he give any thought as to what social norms have forced onto his skin? more...
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Cargill's Amazon soy plant forced to close


26th March, 2007

Cargill, the international agribusiness giant, has been forced to closed a soy-bean export terminal in the Amazon. more...

School Uniformity

Rachel Ragg

22nd September, 2006

The exuberance of childhood celebrated in books such as Just William is now frowned upon as inappropriate behaviour, resulting in more and more children being prescribed behavioural drugs. Rachel Ragg investigates more...

Why don't we discuss human population control?

David Nicholson-Lord

22nd September, 2006

David Nicholson-Lord explains why trying to discuss human population growth these days is like placing your head on a stand at a coconut shy more...
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Ferme de la Sansonnière

Monty Waldin

16th December, 2005

Monty Waldin visits La Ferme de la Sansonnière, one of France’s, if not the world’s, most complex Biodynamic vineyards more...

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...
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Say It Without Flowers

Venetia Hargreaves-Allen

1st October, 2003

Say: ‘I am happy to pay for environmental degradation, chronic illness and labour rights abuses in countries that grow flowers for Western consumers but cannot feed their own people.’ more...

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13 Globe-trotting indigenous grannies carry message of unity and prayer

Nicola Graydon

1st January, 2001

Grandmother Earth - Thirteen matriarchs from indigenous cultures are currently touring the world, promoting peace, unity and a respect for nature. nicola Graydon meets one of them, Mona Polacca more...


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