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Champions don't wear fur: PETA protest at Sochi Winter Olympics. Photo: PETA.

Champions don't wear fur

The Ecologist

6th February 2014

Sochi: Russian police stopped two PETA supporters in skimpy bikinis and bunny ears from holding signs that read, 'Champions Don't Wear Fur' outside the Olympic Village. more...
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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Is fur the ultimate sustainable material?

Cruel or eco-friendly: is fur the ultimate sustainable material?

Ruth Stokes

10th April, 2012

Renewable, natural and long-lasting, some claim that it’s time for us to take another look at real fur - or maybe even embrace it. But as Ruth Stokes found out, not everyone is convinced 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...
IKEA

Behind the Brand: IKEA

Peter Salisbury

19th October, 2011

IKEA likes to sell itself as a principled, sustainable furniture producer. But has its low-cost, high-volume business model meant that it has had to compromise environmental concerns for money? Peter Salisbury reports more...
LIMITLESS DRESS

How to...make your wardrobe go further

Hannah Corr

23rd September, 2011

There are plenty of ways to keep your wardrobe fresh without having to hit the high street. Hannah Corr reveals a few tips on making the most of what you've got more...
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Retrofit revisited: one year on

Sue Wheat

22nd August, 2011

The salvaged velvet curtains are in and the newly painted walls are good to go but was it all worth it? In the final installment of her ecorefurb diary, Sue Wheat takes a retrospective look at a challenging year more...
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Top 10… self-sustainability courses and workshops

Tom Antebi

13th May, 2011

Be it chicken keeping, foraging or organic gardening, if it's the good life you want, there’s a course out there for you. Tom Antebi rounds up some of the best more...
Rabbit

Battery rabbit farm proposals could see return of fur farming to UK

Tom Levitt

5th May, 2011

Undercover footage of Portuguese rabbit farms shows the grim reality of intensive factory-style rabbit farming, which may now make a comeback in the UK more...
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Upcycling: 2011's greenest decorating trend

Julia Nelson

19th April, 2011

Make do and mend might not sound particularly exciting but, says Julia Nelson, a little creative upcycling can turn junk into something spectacular more...
Erik Zwaga

Erik Zwaga: Belgium’s newest eco-design star

The Ecologist

25th March, 2011

With a talent for breathing new life into what most of us would regard as junk, designer, Erik Zwaga, has taken the art of upcycling to new heights more...

Turning our Victorian Terrace into an Eco-Home part seven - Heating

Sue Wheat

7th February, 2011

Sue Wheat thought a wood-burning stove was the greenest way to heat her house until a chat with authors, Nick Grant and Alan Clarke, made her think again. The biggest crisis of her eco-refurb so far? You bet it was! more...

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Hunters clubbing seals to death in Namibia

EU seal fur ban 'sends message' to those profiting from trade

Tom Levitt

29th October, 2010

Campaigners and MEPs say legal challenges by hunters and seal traders will not succeed to overturning the new EU wide ban on the trade in seal products more...
Sue's son Yeshaya helping put in the Ecobatt insulation

Turning our Victorian terrace into an ecohome: part five

Sue Wheat

14th October, 2010

Research over, it's crunch time in Sue's house, as materials are delivered, builders are educated in new eco techniques and wall insulation is fitted more...
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Atlantic Rising: creating a fashion for guilt-free fur

Lynn Morris

11th October, 2010

Can fashion fur be guilt free? A project in Louisiana believes the answer is yes - if you are wearing swamp rat more...

CASE STUDY: giving old furniture a new home

Lucy Thompson

20th August, 2009

Is it possible to help the environment, local community and give the homeless a second chance at life? The charity Emmaus is living proof that the answer is yes more...
Detox your nursery

How to reduce toxins and 'green' your baby's nursery

Laura Sevier

29th September, 2009

Is it enough to trust your nose when it comes to decorating your baby's nursery? A new project tests toxin levels and provides tips on reducing harmful chemicals in your baby's room more...
How to restore tired furniture

How to restore tired looking furniture: DIY tips

Andy Hamilton

8th September, 2009

There's life in that old sagging sofa yet. Restoring furniture is as easy as buying a throw or painting a wardrobe. Andy Hamilton explains how more...
Transition Culture

Song lyrics for a better world

Transition Culture

29th June, 2009

In their new song 'Inaugural Trams', the Super Furry Animals capture a moment from a post carbon future more...
In the News

Toxic insecticide carbofuran banned in US

Ecologist

19th June, 2009

Despite lobbying from the pesticide industry, the US Environmental Protection Agency has said it will continue with a ban on the toxic insecticide carbofuran.
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Seal

UK-registered companies connected to controversial Canadian seal cull

Andrew Wasley

12th May 2009

The first blows may be struck on Canadian ice, but it's at the checkout that the coup de grace is delivered. Andrew Wasley explores the UK companies profiting from the trade in seal fur more...
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The retrofit revolution - domestic makeovers that can help save the world

Laura Sevier

1st April, 2008

A growing number of homeowners are taking the green initiative. Laura Sevier reports more...

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