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Tony Hawkhead: why it's vital to put green jobs at the centre of Britain's economy

Tony Hawkhead

19th November, 2010

To make Chris Huhne's 'Green Deal' a success - and meet the UK's carbon reduction targets - we need to redefine the green jobs sector and build the connection between individuals and environment, says Groundwork's chief executive more...

Authors call for a greener, smaller banking sector

Dearbhla Crosse

October 19th, 2010

In an exclusive Ecologist interview, David Boyle and Andrew Simms of the New Economics Foundation advocate a more sustainable banking sector for Britain more...

Sustainable design shapes the future of food packaging

Leif Huff

30th September, 2010

PHOTO GALLERY: In exclusive images from a brilliant new eco-design book we illustrate innovative ways designers around the world are creating sustainable food packaging, products and appliances... more...

'Street champions' inspire communities to adopt low-carbon lifestyles

Laura Laker

13th August, 2010

A pioneering social marketing project in Richmond and Ham is using neighbourhood networks to improve energy efficiency in the borough more...

Do environmentalists and governments hold back sustainable lifestyles?

Tom Levitt and Kara Moses

4th August, 2010

Misguided images of sacrifice may be putting people off living more sustainable lifestyles. But reversing that may require policymakers to start encouraging wider metrics of success and happiness more...
Sustainable lifestyles video

What is a sustainable lifestyle?


28th July, 2010

Does GDP really correspond to happiness? Is our happiness tied up with ''stuff''? And what is a sustainable lifestyle? A UNEP video helps explain more...
Jonathon Porritt

Jonathon Porritt slams Government decision to scrap crucial watchdog


23rd July, 2010

Getting rid of the Sustainable Development Commission was a 'transparently vacuous' decision that exposes the Government's opposition to true sustainable development more...
Tree planting in Gaviotas

Las Gaviotas: proving sustainable living possible where it shouldn't be

Michael Buick

22nd June, 2010

How one Colombian community put wind turbines where they shouldn't have turned, water pumps where they shouldn't have worked, and planted a forest in soils thought long dead more...

UK population growth needs to be reversed


9th June, 2010

Sustainability watchdog argues for an end to larger family tax benefits and a bigger political debate on reducing population growth and its impact more...
path from a dark mountain

Get down off your Dark Mountain: you're making matters worse

Solitaire Townsend

3rd June, 2010

Drawing people's attention to the enormous challenges we face is one thing; revelling in the collapse of society is quite another. Dark Mountain could learn from Douglas Adams, says Solitaire Townsend... more...
Hardhat, square and blueprints

We need a citizens' housing revolution

Stephen Hill

13th January, 2010

Self-builders are no longer a niche segment of society: they are industrious, skilled, innovative individuals who should be helped to create vital, sustainable communities more...
Blue sky with clouds

True sustainability needs an ethical revolution

Michael P. Nelson & John A. Vucetich

31st December, 2009

Obsessed with technology, we have overlooked something critical that lurks in our institutionalised notion of sustainability more...

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View from catamaran

Bali to Australia by catamaran

Ewan Kingston

18th December, 2009

Though it was slow, choppy, wet and tiring, Ewan looks back on his wind-powered crossing to Australia as an experience worth every minute more...
Inverie, Knoydart

Learning from remote, sustainable communities

James Morrison

22nd December, 2009

Being off the beaten track need not require lashings of fossil fuels to provide a comfortable lifestyle. James Morrison tells the remarkable story of the inhabitants of Scotland's Knoydart Peninsula more...
langley academy

A school built for green education

Ecologist/Positive TV

4th December, 2009

The newly opened Langley science academy in Slough ticks just about every box - airy, light, modern interiors make for good learning environments, and the school building is stuffed full of eco features more...
Niyamgiri, Vedanta plant. Firoz Ahman Firoz/ActionAid

RBS: where the public money has gone


1st December, 2009

Treasury accused of writing a 'blank cheque' with taxpayers' money for bank to make environmentally-damaging investments more...

CASE STUDY: recycling waste wood

Mel Poluck

9th June, 2009

Mel Poluck visits a flagship environmental project that rescues, reuses and recycles tonnes of wood destined for landfills, doing much the same for those it employs more...

What's next for Transition Towns?

Leo Hickman

8th June, 2009

It has grown from a local to a global phenomenon, but how does the Transition Movement keep itself relevant in the current political and economic climate? 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...
Prosperity Without Growth front cover

Economic growth has let us down. What's the alternative?

Tim Jackson

2nd November, 2009

Tim Jackson's new book, 'Prosperity Without Growth', is an explosive indictment of the failure of economic growth to provide sustainable wellbeing for the world's population. But there could be another way forward... more...
Ewan in front of a coach

No plane, no problem in South East Asia...

Ewan Kingston

2nd November, 2009

Ewan travels south through Laos and Thailand, discovering a landscape that speaks of the awkward throes of industrialisation... more...
An old couple on a park bench

GDP should be scrapped, says Sarkozy


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...
Green design

Designing out waste means rethinking the system

Steve Evans

8th September, 2009

Design is everywhere, deciding how things look, how they work and how systems run. But effective ecodesign is difficult when decisions are made in isolation, says Steve Evans more...
Will Day, new chair of the Sustainable Development Commission (SDC)

Will Day: new watchdog chief on GM, nuclear and political jargon

Tom Levitt

20th August, 2009

Will Day is still to prove his credentials to environmentalists as he replaces the high-profile Jonathon Porritt as the head of the Sustainable Development Commission (SDC). In one of his first media interviews, he gives the Ecologist his position on GM technology, nuclear power and the jargon of sustainability more...
The Big Green Gathering in Somerset, Britain's largest and liveliest green event

Green guide to summer festivals

Mariam Bhacker

7th July, 2009

Ten festivals worth digging your wellies out for this summer more...


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