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Top 10… ways to give old furniture a facelift

Top 10… ways to give old furniture a facelift

Lisa Stephens

25th May, 2012

Don’t go to IKEA – unleash your inner artist and revamp your table and chairs instead. Lisa Stephens shares some expert advice
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How to... save energy without breaking the bank

How to... save energy without breaking the bank

Ruth Styles

16th May, 2012

There’s more to an energy efficient home than good insulation; everything from radiators to windows can play their part. Ruth Styles explains how to make your home a greener place to be more...
Five of the best…eco home blogs

Five of the best… eco-friendly interiors blogs

Lisa Stephens

4th May, 2012

Need inspiration for sprucing up your house? From retro furnishings to sustainable interiors, Lisa Stephens rounds up five of the best eco-friendly home blogs more...
The beginners guide to… creating a low carbon home

The beginners guide to… creating a low carbon home

Ruth Styles

24th April, 2012

From reducing energy consumption to a full-scale retrofit, Ruth Styles explains how to make your low carbon dream a reality more...
Are straw bales the future of sustainable building?

Are straw bales the future of sustainable building?

Mark Briggs

20th April, 2012

Straw bale is a low impact, low carbon building material making strides towards mainstream acceptance. So is it about time we took notice? Mark Briggs reports more...
The Ecologist meets…Method co-founder Adam Lowry

The Ecologist meets…Method co-founder Adam Lowry

Bethany Hubbard

13th April, 2012

Can detergent make the green movement sexy? According to Method co-founder Adam Lowry; cleaning products are just the start. Bethany Hubbard caught up with him to find out more more...
How to... buy an eco-friendly home

How to... buy a green home

Bethany Hubbard

6th April, 2012

From wool insulation to wood-burning boilers, a greener property is possible. Bethany Hubbard rounds up the key things to look out for more...
How to… make your own Easter eggs

How to… make your own Easter eggs

Rachael Stubbins

4th April, 2012

Less waste and fewer food miles make homemade Easter eggs the greener alternative to supermarket chocolate. Time to get creative more...
tenerife bio home

Beat the heat: how a new type of eco home is helping tackle global warming

Paul Miles

3rd April, 2012

As climate change speeds up, the question of how to adapt our homes to hotter temperatures is becoming increasingly important. Now, a pioneering project on the island of Tenerife has been set up to address those concerns. Paul Miles reports more...
How to…make recycling pay

How to… make recycling pay

Bethany Hubbard

30th March, 2012

From turning old clothes into bags to making plastic cups into fabulous pencils, spring-cleaning just got lucrative more...
Richmond Upon Thames

Top 10… green places to live

Rebecca Campbell

30th March, 2012

From great public transport to carbon reduction initiatives, the UK’s towns and cities are making strides towards becoming greener places to live. Rebecca Campbell takes a closer look at the most impressive more...
tribal trend

How to… make tribal jewellery

Priyanka Mogul

27th March, 2012

You don’t need to go to Africa to nail this season’s tribal trend. Priyanka Mogul explains how to wear it the eco-friendly way more...

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retrofitting

The A to Z of retrofitting

Chloe Barrow

27th March, 2012

Cutting emissions at home doesn’t just help the planet; it saves you money too. Chloe Barrow explains how to get started more...
patchwork quilt

How to… make your own patchwork quilt

Rebecca Campbell

23rd March, 2012

Pretty, practical and the perfect way to make the most of old clothes, patchwork quilts are the coolest way to give your home a shot of upcycled style
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palm oil

Palm oil: the hidden ingredient causing an ecological disaster

Ben Martin

14th March, 2012

Palm oil is in our food, cleaning products and fuel. But it's destroying rainforest and contributing to climate change. Sustainable certification schemes have been set up, but campaigners increasingly question whether they work more...
green roof

Lofty ambitions: why green roofs are the future of urban gardening

Ben Martin

28th February, 2012

Run out of space in your garden? Look to higher ground and you’ll find an eco-friendly solution more...
The Self-Sufficiency Manual: A Complete Practical Guide to Living Off the Land

The Self-Sufficiency Manual: A Complete Practical Guide to Living Off the Land

Mark Newton

23rd February, 2012

Alison Candlin’s opus does the basics brilliantly but doesn’t go into enough depth for Mark Newton more...
ECO CEMENT

Eco cement: the world's favourite building material gets a green-over

Paul Miles

14th February, 2012

Cement manufacturers are among the world’s biggest polluters and produce more emissions per capita than aviation. So how can you ensure that the cement you use isn’t wrecking the planet? more...
How to...make recycled art

How to...make recycled art

Bethany Hubbard

10th February, 2012

Upcycling is one of 2012’s hottest design trends but you don’t have to stop at furniture. If you’re looking for some decorative inspiration, get to grips with our guide to making your own eco-fabulous art more...
Five of the best... ways to green up your kitchen

Five of the best... ways to green up your kitchen

Laurie Tuffrey

6th February, 2012

Home experts Andrew Leech and Chris Askew explain how to make your kitchen a greener place to be more...
How green is your washing powder?

How green is your washing powder?

Bethany Hubbard

3rd February, 2012

From phosphates to enzymes, the contents of your detergent can be difficult to decipher. Here’s what to look out for and what to avoid more...
How to... buy vintage homeware

How to... buy vintage homeware

Bethany Hubbard

27th January, 2012

Real vintage not only adds character to your home; by diverting furniture away from landfill, it does the planet a favour too. Here’s how to get stuck in more...
Five eco-friendly ways to celebrate Chinese New Year

Five eco-friendly ways to celebrate Chinese New Year

Bethany Hubbard

20th January, 2012

From dim sum to tea tastings, ring in the year of the dragon in a planet friendly way more...
Sustainable refurbishment

Retrofits: is it possible to make 'greening your home' sexy?

Carl Frankel

20th January, 2012

Green refurbishments save money and reduce CO2 emissions, helping combat climate change. The challenge is getting people to do them more...
technology

Too clever by half: is technology killing the planet?

Ian Michler

28th December, 2011

Technology is constructive but also hugely destructive. It’s high time that we begin to think seriously – and innovatively – about tempering its damaging effects more...

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