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Growing your own - where to begin

Paul Kingsnorth

19th May, 2009

'Where do I start?' Paul Kingsnorth answers the oft-asked question of those who want to grow their own food - but are lacking in knowledge, time, space, or all three. No problem. Read on... more...
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Behind the Label: chain lube

Pat Thomas

13th May, 2009

I know, I know. Every time you think you've gone your greenest, some killjoy comes along and raises the bar a little higher. Apologies in advance. more...
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Direct action - the winning argument?

Sarah Lewis

13th May, 2009

When a Victorian tea party took over Heathrow's Terminal 1 earlier this year, it was a clear sign that environmental campaigning had taken a large step away from time-worn methods of protesting. more...
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A career in environmentalism - the US experience

Joe Franke

1st May, 2009

In a story that will resonate with environmentalists everywhere, Joe Franke explores the US experience of an underpaid, poorly supported and largely unappreciated workforce. more...
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To your health - Organic beer!

Rachel Clode

1st August, 2008

The UK’s organic brewers are calling time on beer corporations, as Rachel Clode discovers more...
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Ask Leo: what is the greenest alternative to compost containing peat?

Leo Hickman

16th April, 2009

I know that I should avoid compost containing peat, but what is the most environmentally friendly alternative that I can buy?
R Townsend, by email
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Food Standards Agency refuses to ban Bisphenol-A in food packaging and baby milk bottles

News

15th April, 2009

Food safety campaigners have reacted angrily to a refusal by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) to ban controversial plastic additive Bisphenol A (BPA), which is present in some food packaging and containers. more...
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Nature's free for all

Paul Kingsnorth

8th April, 2009

With the worst summer on record decimating his potatoes, onions and other allotment crops, Paul Kingsnorth turns to nature’s abundance in foraged food
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Liquid blue gold

Laura Sevier

26th March, 2009

Laura Sevier reports on why we shouldn’t be taking our water for granted, as well as offering some easy ways to avoid wasting it more...
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Between you and me...

Tom Hodgkinson

16th March, 2009

No more financial meltdown, poor communication and substandard food – if we ditch the middlemen and get co-operative, what couldn’t we achieve? more...
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Should my dog eat dog food?

Laura Sevier

15th March, 2009

Obesity, allergies and heart disease… If you think our diets are getting worse, spare a thought for our dogs says Laura Sevier more...
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Blog: Earthenwitch

Earthenwitch

23rd February, 2009

Making your own wine, or the joy of something for (virtually) nothing. A few years back, my father decided that it was time to clear out his shed (Serious business, that. I could swear that his shed was a portal to another world, where its primary function was that of a municipal tip). more...

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Paint for Life

Matilda Lee

16th February, 2009

Quick fading and blandly coloured they are not. Eco paints may be thicker and require a primer but the benefits, not least to our health, outweigh the extra labour writes Matilda Lee more...
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Behind the Label: Comfort Fabric Softener

Pat Thomas

12th February, 2009

Soft towels, fluffy fleeces and synthetic fabrics don’t cling. What’s not to like? Well, try skin irritation, increased flammability and environmental pollution, for starters. It seems the average bottle of fabric softener has a dark side. more...
What's the most sustainable fabric?

What's the most sustainable fabric

Matilda Lee

6th February, 2009

Unravelling a garment’s green credentials isn’t easy, says Matilda Lee. Instead of fretting about what not to wear there’s a few simple things we can do (that could save money too) more...
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How to reduce your carbon footprint

As told to Sam Southgate

5th February, 2009

Despite being a committed green for almost two decades, John Cossham was surprised to find he had one of the lowest carbon footprints in the country more...
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On the crest of a green wave

Laura Sevier

28th January, 2009

A cleaner, greener, more ethical approach to outdoor gear, Finisterre swept into UK shops on a surfing brainwave. Laura Sevier meets the team behind the eco-active clothing company more...
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Guerrillas in our midst

Olly Zanetti

21st January, 2009

Under cover of darkness, a dedicated team of activists is slowly rescuing unloved pockets of land from botanical meltdown. Olly Zanetti meets the guerrilla gardeners lighting up London. more...

Hemp on the high street

Laura Sevier

21st January, 2009

It’s versatile, environmentally friendly and has a 5,000-year-old pedigree in the fashion world. Laura Sevier can’t understand why it’s taken so long for hemp to hit the shops more...
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Raw milk - magic bullet or health hazard?

Laura Sevier

21st January, 2009

Unpasteurised milk can be a divisive subject, says Laura Sevier, but most of what you hear about the white stuff is pure whitewash more...
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Religion's role in restoring the earth’s ecological balance

Laura Sevier

21st January, 2009

Laura Sevier meets the man trying to broker a better relationship between God, man, science and the natural world. more...
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Efficiency be Damned

Nicols Fox

19th January, 2009

Far from being a silver bullet for climate change, efficiency is the driving force for ever more gluttonous consumption patterns and all the health and environmental consequences they entail more...
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Earth matters

Paul Kingsnorth

28th December, 2008

Reflecting on a bumper crop, Paul Kingsnorth pays homage to the powerhouse behind his succulent pumpkins and savoury squash more...
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Paper, scissors, headstone

Laura Sevier

18th December, 2008

Our rampant consumption of paper is leading to a meltdown of the world's forests. Mandy Haggith wants us to use less more...
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DIY Christmas

Matilda Lee and Laura Sevier

17th December, 2008

Eschew those store-bought baubles and pricey trinkets — get into the holiday spirit with all things homemade. By Matilda Lee and Laura Sevier more...

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