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CASE STUDY: using livestock to manage the countryside

Dixe Wills

2nd February, 2009

With her free-ranging flock of conservation grazers, Britain's only close shepherd is resurrecting a greener way to manage the countryside. Dixe Wills reports more...
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CASE STUDY: installing green roofs

Matilda Lee

29th January, 2009

Can there be wildlife in our urban jungles? Matilda Lee meets a man campaigning to let nature live on city rooftops more...
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CASE STUDY: getting good, local food into hospitals

Dixe Wills

22nd January, 2009

It’s fresh, organic and locally produced. It’s hospital food, but not as we know it – yet. Dixe Wills meets the catering manager who’s transforming the canteen kitchen more...
Local hero- Karen

CASE STUDY: independent media

Laura Sevier

1st January, 2009

It’s the polar opposite of the glossy celebrity and lifestyle magazine, celebrating the personal and the everyday. Laura Sevier meets the creative force behind Karen more...
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CASE STUDY: drought resistant farming in Africa

Brad Lancaster

21st November, 2008

Brad Lancaster meets an inspirational farmer proving just how much is possible for farmers in Africa, even in times of extreme drought more...
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CASE STUDY: greening a football stadium

David Craik

1st October, 2008

With its grass roof, solar panels and low-energy lighting, the beautiful game now has its own beautiful eco home. David Craik meets the man making it happen more...
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CASE STUDY: starting a local biofuel bus service

Jan Goodey

1st October, 2008

Crude oil may be running out, but Brighton's transport revolution is powering up. Jan Goodey meets Tom Druitt, the driving force behind the Big Lemon Bus more...
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CASE STUDY: making breast-feeding easy

Mike Stones

1st May, 2008

Why does only one in 100 mums follow government advice to feed her baby solely on breast milk for the first six months? Mike Stones meets the woman determined to change that. more...
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CASE STUDY: green funerals

Laura Sevier

22nd May, 2008

Why mourn a death when you can celebrate a life? Laura Sevier meets a pioneer in his tranquil and tree-filled field, determined to take the fear and formality out of funerals more...
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CASE STUDY: local food needs local supply chains

Laura Sevier

2nd February, 2008

'I can tell you what farm every cow came from, how long it's been in the family, where it's been killed and if it had a name.' Laura Sevier meets an inspirational Orcadian food supplier more...
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CASE STUDY: learning from ancient wisdom

Nicola Graydon

1st January, 2008

What can indigenous wisdom teach us about how to better live within our environmental means? Maestro Tlakaelel has some tips more...
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CASE STUDY: changing our perspectives through art

Jon Hughes

1st January, 2008

Sometimes, choosing not to think like a scientist can be a good thing. Jon Hughes sits down with the Harrisons, environmental activists and conceptual artists more...

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CASE STUDY: creating Transition Towns

Ed Hamer

27th November, 2007

From theory to practice, how one man in Totnes is helping a community respond to the threat of peak oil – from its own currency to relearning lost arts. Ed Hamer reports more...
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CASE STUDY: part eco restaurant, part cookery school

Paul Kingsnorth

17th May, 2007

Paul Kingsnorth meets the Bristol-based chef with an eco-friendly restaurant and a mission to take real food to a wider community. more...
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CASE STUDY: setting up an organic market garden

Laura Sevier

26th April, 2007

Septuagenarian Mehr Fardoonji is still to be found with her hands in the soil after forty-five years of organic market gardening more...
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CASE STUDY: local, sustainable fishing from bait to plate

Carol Trewin

1st February, 2007

Many global fish stocks are on the verge of collapse but, nearer home, Cornish fishermen have found a sustainable way of earning a living. more...
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CASE STUDY: keeping local areas distinctive

Paul Kingsnorth

1st December, 2006

The UK’s most successful NGO is based in a Dorset village, with no members or PR team. Paul Kingsnorth meets the duo behind it… more...
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CASE STUDY: 85, and still campaigning for local democracy

Paul Kingsnorth

1st September, 2006

Nobody meets John Papworth and forgets about it in a hurry. Paul Kingsnorth reports on a man who can inspire people – or get right up their noses more...
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CASE STUDY: Alan Simpson MP - my super energy-efficient house

Ecologist

1st May, 2006

Alan Simpson, MP for Nottingham South, is on a mission. ‘We can’t survive this century unless we change fundamentally the built environment and move from thinking of buildings as consumers of energy, to thinking of them as generators of electricity.' Ben Willis meets the rarest of breeds, an MP who’s walking the talk. more...
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CASE STUDY: how to green your local pub

Andrew Purvis

1st February, 2006

Andrew Purvis talks to Geetie Singh, owner of the UK’s only all organic pub, The Duke of Cambridge more...
In the News

Study sheds light on shopping habits

Ecologist

19th June, 2009

In a recession we all tighten our belts, right? Not necessarily, according to an academic at the University of Hertfordshire. more...
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Reports suggest pollutants effect health

Ecologist

1st March, 2009

A flurry of new reports have all suggested that the presence of environmental pollutants is leading to a decline in our mental and physical health.
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Public unable to accurately gauge environmental degradation, say scientists

News

17th April, 2009

Experts have identified something called ‘shifting baseline syndrome’. No, not a symptom of excessive alcohol intake, but rather the theory that people’s perception of the environment is based on what they can see with their own eyes today, not what things were like in the past. more...

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