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Alzheimer's - the answers lie in diet and lifestyle

Oliver Tickell

13th December 2013

Alzheimer's disease is on the rise. Some 44 million people worldwide are estimated to have the disease today, at a cost of over $600 billion. By 2050 the number is expected to treble. But could diet and lifestyle changes reduce its incidence? more...
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Claire Farrell: ‘There’s no reason for Primark to ever go on the cover of a magazine’

Grace Philip

22nd May, 2012

The duo behind eco label Goodone, Nin Castle and Claire Farrell, aren’t afraid of taking on new challenges. Next up: showing the big boys that green is good and persuading the press to say goodbye to Primark and co more...
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Thich Nhat Hanh: happiness is possible without simply consuming all the time

Tom Levitt

22nd March, 2012

In the second part of his interview, Thich Nhat Hanh explains why you don't need to be a Buddhist monk to give up an addiction to a high-consumption lifestyle more...
How to…give your wardrobe a green-over

How to…give your wardrobe a green-over

Ruth Styles

24th January, 2012

There’s more to an eco-friendly closet than FSC timber (although that helps). From getting rid of clutter to reworking old clothes, here’s all you need to know about stylishly sustainable storage more...
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Human response to climate change is making matters worse

Ecologist

19th August, 2010

Our attempts to adapt to, and mitigate, the effects of climate change, such as using biofuels, could worsen the direct effects of climate change on our ecoystems more...
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Using bike-powered theatre to communicate climate change

Claire Baylis

15th April, 2010

Every summer a team of cyclists set off across Britain stopping along the way to perform an eco-themed play to schools, festivals and communities. Welcome to the Otesha Project... 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...
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CASE STUDY: installing green roofs

Matilda Lee

29th January, 2009

Can there be wildlife in our urban jungles? Matilda Lee meets a man campaigning to let nature live on city rooftops more...
Under the Thatch

Green holidays: Under the Thatch

Richard Hammond

1st July, 2008

Derelict cottages restored to former glory, happy holidaymakers and revived communities – all the result of one man’s vision. Richard Hammond reports more...
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CASE STUDY: green funerals

Laura Sevier

22nd May, 2008

Why mourn a death when you can celebrate a life? Laura Sevier meets a pioneer in his tranquil and tree-filled field, determined to take the fear and formality out of funerals more...
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CASE STUDY: changing our perspectives through art

Jon Hughes

1st January, 2008

Sometimes, choosing not to think like a scientist can be a good thing. Jon Hughes sits down with the Harrisons, environmental activists and conceptual artists more...
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CASE STUDY: part eco restaurant, part cookery school

Paul Kingsnorth

17th May, 2007

Paul Kingsnorth meets the Bristol-based chef with an eco-friendly restaurant and a mission to take real food to a wider community. more...

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CASE STUDY: keeping local areas distinctive

Paul Kingsnorth

1st December, 2006

The UK’s most successful NGO is based in a Dorset village, with no members or PR team. Paul Kingsnorth meets the duo behind it… more...
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CASE STUDY: 85, and still campaigning for local democracy

Paul Kingsnorth

1st September, 2006

Nobody meets John Papworth and forgets about it in a hurry. Paul Kingsnorth reports on a man who can inspire people – or get right up their noses more...
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CASE STUDY: Alan Simpson MP - my super energy-efficient house

Ecologist

1st May, 2006

Alan Simpson, MP for Nottingham South, is on a mission. ‘We can’t survive this century unless we change fundamentally the built environment and move from thinking of buildings as consumers of energy, to thinking of them as generators of electricity.' Ben Willis meets the rarest of breeds, an MP who’s walking the talk. more...
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CASE STUDY: how to green your local pub

Andrew Purvis

1st February, 2006

Andrew Purvis talks to Geetie Singh, owner of the UK’s only all organic pub, The Duke of Cambridge more...
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NHS should promote low-carbon living

Ecologist

11th September, 2009

Public body could save money and play leading role in creating a more sustainable society more...
Ecologist Visionaries

The Visionaries

Ecologist

20th March, 2009

Mark Anslow, Laura Sevier, Dan Box and Matilda Lee profile 10 visionaries with 10 big ideas for a better world.
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Urban Composting

The Ecologist

1st February, 2005

Imagine you could turn 30 per cent of your household waste, at no cost, into high-quality compost for your plants, while also reducing toxic emissions from incinerator plants...
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The Tesco Chainstore Massacre

Paul Kingsnorth

1st May, 2006

How one small English town took on a superstore - and won more...
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How to live differently

Rachel Clode

13th March, 2008

Stressed out and living for the weekend? Breaking free may be easier than you thought... more...
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What is downshifting?

Laura Sevier

28th March, 2008

Are you living the dream? Or walking zombie-like through the nightmare of modern consumerism? Laura Sevier explores the sanity of downshifting more...
Green Living

Starting a biodynamic vineyard

Monty Waldin

1st April, 2008

Making the transition from wine writer to viticulturist was a leap of faith for Monty Waldin. What could he expect from his new hilltop vineyard in the Pyrenees? more...
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Tinker's Bubble: low-impact living

Shannon Carr-Shand

30th January, 2009

In 1993 a group of 10 friends, including former Ecologist editor Simon Fairlie, shared a vision of a place where people could live and work in harmony with the land. What resulted became Tinker’s Bubble more...
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Wild work out: Green Gyms

Nicolette Loizou

21st January, 2009

Tired of the treadmill? Bored of the exercise bike? Nicolette Loizou discovers a greener way to get fit more...

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