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Environmental education is not a choice – it is an explicit priority

by Emily Buchanan

Emily Buchanan argues that there are certain lessons in life so significant that if we fail to teach them in the classroom we will leave future generations in perilous ignorance. more...
Zero Carbon Britain 2030

Creating the future: How 'Zero Carbon Britain' is inspiring positivity in today's artists

Paul Allen

16th August, 2012

The Centre for Alternative Technology's Emergence Summit must develop positive versions of the future, as if we can't imagine it - there won't be one, says Paul Allen more...
Rochdale Pioneer Performance

The rise and rise of co-op schools

Mervyn Wilson

6th August, 2012

Do co-operative schools (trust schools and academies) provide a democratic community based alternative? Mervyn Wilson, Principal of the Co-operative College – which has been at the heart of the development of co-operative schools - explains why co-operatives are proving so popular more...
A child plays in an empty box.

Child's Play: How Children Learn

Phoebe Doyle

17th July, 2012

They need to play; we buy them toys. But education writer Phoebe Doyle thinks you might just be wasting your money, and your children’s time more...
Little White Alice

Review: Little White Alice

Lisa Stephens

31st May, 2012

The perfect country escape, Cornwall's Little White Alice is a green retreat that combines style and sustainability, says Lisa Stephens more...
Shrimp sifting

In season now: what to eat during May

Amy Halls

30th April, 2012

Slow Food UK CEO, Cat Gazzoli, dips into the UK's forgotten flavours to bring us her gastronomic pick for May more...
ORGANIC BEAUTY

Organic beauty decoded: the truth about your favourite natural products

Bethany Hubbard

7th March, 2012

Baffled by the growing number of claims made by organic and natural beauty companies? The Ecologist reveals the truth behind the myths more...
Biodynamic Agricultural College

Advertorial: Biodynamic Agricultural College

Biodynamic Agricultural College – Specialist courses in Biodynamics: Principles and Practices. Now available on line with our new Distance Learning course in January 2012 more...

Advertorial: Ashridge Business School

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Ashridge Business School is a place where tradition meets innovation – in one of the most beautiful locations in England more...
Schumacher College

Advertorial: Schumacher College

We are looking for agents of change and leaders of the future, who will use the unique learning experience we can provide at Schumacher College, to make a more sustainable and equitable world more...
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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...

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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...
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...

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