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Fragile Earth

PHOTO GALLERY: Fragile Earth app

Ruth Styles

25th April, 2012

From shrinking seas to devastated rainforests, a new app, Fragile Earth, is helping to chart humanity’s trail of destruction while challenging us to do something about it more...
Yvon Chouinard

Patagonia: the anti-fashion fashion brand

Matilda Lee

4th October, 2011

It's the 'Gucci of outdoor wear' but for founder, Yvon Chouinard, there's far more to Patagonia than fashion. He spoke to Matilda Lee more...

Melting Point – on the frontline of environmental activism

Andrew Wasley

13th July 2008

The Ecologist Film Unit's second release documents how espionage, news manipulation, legal threats and even violence have become the knee-jerk response of Government and big business to the increasingly vocal concerns of environmental protesters in the UK more...
Joss Garman

Joss Garman: coal and runways looked unstoppable until we stopped them

Joss Garman

6th July, 2011

Co-founder of activist group Plane Stupid, Joss Garman reflects on the environmental movements' successes and why, when things look bleaker than ever, we need to remember this more...
Tom Youngman

How to inspire the next generation of eco-activists

Tom Youngman

6th July, 2011

Constructive engagement, optimism and campaigns that benefit local residents are the best tactics to move eco-activism forward more...
Eco Activism Special

Where next for eco-activism?

Matilda Lee

6th July, 2011

As a new film encourages people to Just Do It, Matilda Lee looks at the future of eco-activism in the UK more...
UK Uncut

Tools of resistance: the insiders guide to grassroots direct action

Molly James & Dan Glass

6th July, 2011

Molly James & Dan Glass outline the most powerful tools in the grassroots action toolbox - plus information on how you can get involved
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Solar powered flights: the future of aviation?

Valentina Jovanovski

19th May, 2011

Last Friday saw the successful completion of the world’s first international solar-powered flight. But, asks Valentina Jovanovski, will this innovation really change the face of air travel or is it just another white elephant? more...
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Can we cut cancer and heart disease rates just by going vegan?

Matilda Lee

17th May, 2011

We've heard about the environmental and animal welfare problems with meat consumption. Now a new film, Planeat, presents a convincing health case to re-examine our love affair with meat and dairy, reports Matilda Lee more...

Denise Hamu: Brazil 'needs to increase' beef and soya productivity

Matilda Lee

22nd February, 2011

Matilda Lee talks exclusively to the head of WWF Brazil about controversial beef and soya production, the REDD mechanism and deforestation, as well as the wider environmental challenges facing the emerging economic powerhouse more...
Joss Garman

CAMPAIGN HERO: Joss Garman of Plane Stupid

Matilda Lee

25th January, 2011

Veteran campaigner and former Ecologist contributor Joss Garman talks to us about past campaigning successes - and why a Green Investment Bank should be a top priority for the Coalition Government more...
Deforestation

Ecocide: making environmental destruction a criminal offence

David Hawkins

28th July, 2010

Lawyer Polly Higgins is spearheading a campaign to have 'ecocide' recognised by the UN as an international crime against peace. But how will this work in practice? more...

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Just do it movie: direct action in the UK

Ecologist

6th July, 2010

A documentary that follows UK climate activists as they take on the combined forces of global capitalism, run-away climate change and the metropolitan police. Set for release in early 2011 more...
Ferry

The People's Ferry: reducing emissions by buying a ship

Paul Miles

24th June, 2010

How a discontinued ferry service between Swansea and Cork was reborn when locals pooled money and resources...and bought their own ship more...
An airplane

UK budget avoids decision on new aviation tax

Ecologist

22nd June, 2010

Chancellor George Osborne promises only to 'explore' proposals for bringing in a per-plane tax on the aviation industry more...

Paul Collier: saying 'nature has to be preserved' condemns the poor to poverty

Matilda Lee

14th May, 2010

Oxford Economics Professor and former head of Development Research at the World Bank, Paul Collier on reconciling romantic environmentalism and mainstream economics to help poor countries more...
water splashing

10 campaign groups calling for cleaner water

Ecologist

19th June, 2009

Water - we pollute it, waste it, privatise it and dam it. Around the world millions of people lack access to it. But there are organisations out there trying to protect the planet's water for the benefit of all more...
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CASE STUDY: protesting without making a sound

Jonathan Rowe

6th April, 2009

John Francis spent 17 years walking... in silence. His pilgrimage is testament to the fact that you don't have to speak to be heard and that the tools to combat global warming are in all our hands. more...
Let's make Uni Green Rally

How green is your university?

Laura Sevier

1st February, 2009

From ‘First’ to ‘Failed’, student activist group People & Planet has created a new way of ranking the UK’s universities – according to their environmental credentials. more...
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Enshrining legal rights for the planet

Polly Higgins

10th December, 2008

Just as the humanitarian crisis of the Second World War gave birth to the swift implementation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 60 years ago in 1948, we now have a planetary crisis that needs to be addressed with equal urgency. Now is the time to call for a Universal Declaration of Planetary Rights. more...

If You Love This Planet: A Plan To Save The Earth

Henry Unwin

2nd November

Helen Caldicott outlines the most pressing issues in the world today and provides a basic framework for solutions more...
Rush!

Rush! The Making of a Climate Activist

Henry Unwin

6th October, 2009

Tamsin Omond's personal account of her journey from carefree student to 'climate suffragette' explores the world of climate activism in a manner that can only inspire more...
An old couple on a park bench

GDP should be scrapped, says Sarkozy

Ecologist

15th September, 2009

Economic growth is destroying more than it is creating, argues the French president as he calls for a new measure of national wealth more...
Ewan Kinsgton on the ferry

Travelling to Japan by sea

Ewan Kingston

9th September, 2009

Ewan continues his journey by ferry from China to Japan but is still unsure if he's taken the most eco-friendly option more...
Ending tax breaks for the airline industry could help spur growth in public transport

The fight to make our train fares fair

Richard Hebditch

12th August, 2009

The Campaign for Better Transport is working hard to bring down train fares and is inviting you to join them in their fight more...

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