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Britain's love affair with bottled water - a national scandal?

April 11th, 2013

by David Gray

Leading academic brands industry a "scam" as campaigners condemn our growing thirst for bottled water
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The Ecologist meets… Lena Korres

The Ecologist meets… Korres co-founder, Lena Korres

Ruth Styles

13th April, 2012

Greece might be in dire financial straights but for the country’s best-known natural beauty brand, things have never been better. Ruth Styles caught up with Lena Korres to find out why more...
tribal trend

How to… make tribal jewellery

Priyanka Mogul

27th March, 2012

You don’t need to go to Africa to nail this season’s tribal trend. Priyanka Mogul explains how to wear it the eco-friendly way more...
WINDOWSILL POTS

Five of the best...herbs to grow on your window ledge

Sophie Laggan

25th November

Got a window ledge going begging? Then getting to grips with herb gardening could be just what you need to fill it up. Herbalist Jackie Day has five to start you off more...
eco lighting

Eco lighting: a buyer’s guide

Gervase Poulden

25th October, 2011

As the days shorten and electricity prices rise, there’s a lot of potential savings to be made by choosing greener lighting. Gervase Poulden weighs up the options more...
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Weleda marks 90 years of organic beauty

Ruth Styles

1st September, 2011

Pioneering natural brand Weleda will see in its ninth decade this year. Ruth Styles reports on the birthday celebrations more...
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Not charity but work: Vivienne Westwood's 'Ethical Fashion Africa' collection goes on sale

Rosie Spinks

8th August, 2011

In an effort to address the joint problems of poverty and environmental degradation, Vivienne Westwood has joined up with the International Trade Centre for the launch of her second ethical range more...
summer dresses

Top 10...eco friendly summer dresses

Valentina Jovanovski

20th May, 2011

From pretty prints to elegant nudes, Valentina Jovanovski has the lowdown on this season’s essential summer dresses more...

The Ecologist Top Ten... organic skincreams

Matilda Lee

25th November, 2010

Beauty advice for the winter season: get enough sleep, eat well and never stray far from a good jar of organic skincream. From Neal's Yard to Weleda, here are the Ecologist's top ten picks... more...

The Ecologist Top Ten: recycled bike enterprises

Vi Nguyen

23rd December, 2010

If you're planning a new year health kick there's no point buying an expensive new bike - reconditioned or recycled cycles are the environmentally friendly way to lose those Christmas pounds more...
Camomile face cream

Can I trust my 'natural' or 'organic' body cream?

Laura Sevier

5th August, 2010

What does it take for a company producing skincare or haircare products to be truly 'natural' or 'organic'? Laura Sevier sorts fact from fiction in the health and beauty stakes more...
EJF

Eco chic summer t-shirts

Laura Sevier & Matilda Lee

22nd June, 2010

PHOTO GALLERY: The Ecologist picks its top ten t-shirts made from organic cotton, hemp or recycled materials more...

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How to green your flat on the cheap

George Wigmore

17th June, 2010

Small, inexpensive changes can add up to big savings when it comes to greening a rental property more...
New LED lightbulb

A guide to buying next generation lightbulbs

Matilda Lee

15th January, 2010

The iconic, compact fluorescent lightbulb is dead: meet its next generation replacements that are brighter, more efficient, longer-lasting, and mercury-free more...
Green books

How to publish a green book

15th December, 2009

Emma Bocking

Pioneers in the publishing industry have been making tracks in reducing the environmental impact of printing and selling books more...
Winter eco skincare

Winter skincare: top ten eco picks

Matilda Lee & Laura Sevier

10th December, 2009

Clean, green beauty products for the holiday season 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...
Bottled Water

Banning bottled water in universities

Sophie Haydock

11th August, 2009

Leeds University is the first in the UK to ban the sale of bottled water on campus. Will other universities follow suit? Sophie Haydock reports more...
Mike Reynolds renegade architect

CASE STUDY: building sustainable houses from rubbish

Laura Sevier

19th June, 2009

They’re made from recycled materials, and are entirely self-sufficient. Laura Sevier meets the renegade architect behind Earthships more...
Trees for life

Replanting the Caledonian Forest

Eifion Rees

10th November, 2009

Armed with a spade, work gloves, wellies and waterproofs you can help the Trees for Life project to restore an old growth forest to its ancient glory
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Hear no evil, see no evil...

Have academics forgotten how to talk to each other?

Dr David Roser & Dr John Merson

July 21st, 2009

Increased specialisation within academia means that academics no longer talk, share ideas or work together. It also means they're not good at practising what they preach, especially environmentally... more...
In the News

Database aims to stop biopiracy of traditional Indian remedies

Ecologist

1st March, 2009

A new database aims to prevent unscrupulous pharmaceutical and biotechnology
companies patenting drugs based on traditional Indian medicines and practices.

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Enjoying the collapse so far?

Richard Heinberg

19th June, 2008

Take relentless population growth. Add decades of expanding per capita resource consumption. Simmer slowly over rising global temperatures. What do you get? Traumatic information. That is, information that wounds us through the very act of obtaining it. more...
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Behind the label: Recycled Toilet Tissue

Pat Thomas

22nd May, 2008

Your recycled loo paper may be soft, strong and very, very long, but is it really all that green? Pat Thomas gets to the bottom of an issue of convenience more...

Dark Days for Low Energy Light Bulbs

News

7th January, 2008

This month shops in the UK will begin to phase out traditional tungsten bulbs as part of a government plan to replace them completely by 2011 and save 5m tonnes of carbon emissions a year. However the current crop of low energy light bulbs are coming under criticism for causing skin complaints and migraines, releasing Mercury into the environment on disposal and not being as energy efficient as new LED equivalents. more...

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