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Turning our Victorian terrace into an ecohome: part four - ecogadgets

Sue Wheat

13th August, 2010

Sue immerses herself in the addictive world of ecogadgetry, including water-powered alarm clocks and a crash course in cooking with blankets... more...
Sue Wheat's floor

Turning our Victorian terrace into an ecohome: part three - floors

Sue Wheat

1st July, 2010

Insulating the floor can be fiddly, messy and costly. Luckily, there are simple, cheap options too as Sue discovers more...
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DIY: why women should pick up a hammer

Christine Ottery

29th June, 2010

Getting practical can save you money, make you more self-sufficient and gives you the potential to have a broader green impact too. So get that tool box out...


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Sue Wheat's street

Turning our Victorian terrace into an ecohome: part two - insulation

Sue Wheat

3rd June, 2010

Sue has a brief love affair with solar panels, but realises that if she shies away from the thorny issue of solid wall insulation, she's throwing good money after bad more...
Unveiling the Ecohouse

The solar powered house of the future?

Ecologist

4th March, 2010

This gallery of images shows a prototype solar powered, zero carbon house designed by students at Nottingham University more...
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Forget eco-towns - real green house-building is already happening

Eifion Rees

12th January, 2010

Cambridge University's expansion plans could change the face of sustainable building in the UK. In 2012, construction begins on the greenest development of its size and scope in the UK 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...
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CASE STUDY: greening a football stadium

David Craik

1st October, 2008

With its grass roof, solar panels and low-energy lighting, the beautiful game now has its own beautiful eco home. David Craik meets the man making it happen more...
Washing green

Is turning to 30°C enough?

27th July, 2009

Laura Sevier

Eco detergent or washing at 30°C? Laura Sevier cuts through the greenwash at the laundry level more...
Workmen install a solar panel on a roof

Cutting council emissions could create 70,000 green jobs

Ecologist

25th June, 2009

A drive to persuade county councils to cut their carbon dioxide emissions by 40 per cent by 2020 could result in as many as 70,000 green jobs, new research reveals 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...
Investigations

Safe as Houses?

Jon Hughes and Rebecca Bole

1st July, 2007

The insurance industry is set to abandon two million British homeowners to the perils of climate change. Jon Hughes and Rebecca Bole report more...

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Neighbourless Hoods

Paul Kingsnorth

1st December, 2005

Churches turned into pubs. Brooding Victorian warehouses replaced with sparkly identikit apartments. Family shops and independent cafes bankrupted by Starbucks, Tesco’s et al. When will we wake up to this grim, placeless reality? more...

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