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How to be free: going off your trolley

Tom Hodgkkinson

1st January, 2008

Now here is an ecological pub quiz question: who wrote the following phrase and when? more...
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The plastic party syndrome

Matilda Lee

27th November, 2007

Frustrated by the disposable hangovers from her kids’ parties, Hina Patel made it her business to make goodie bags green more...
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Community Wedge

John Bird

6th September, 2007

How can we stop the juggernauts of so-called progress from sweeping away every bit of individualism and community that well-run high streets bring us? John Bird wants to give you his card more...
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Stop shopping, or the planet gets it

News

10th April, 2007

Jonathon Porritt, chairman of the government’s Sustainable Development Commission, has called for the UK citizens to shop less or ‘the planet will go pop.’ more...
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Britain's Children: Unhealthy and Unloved

News

14th February, 2007

In a damning indictment of our current way of life the UK and US have been ranked the worst of 21 'Advanced Nations' for children to grow up in by UNICEF. The UK came last. more...
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The IPCC report: the science is there, but are we willing to change?

Stephan Harding

8th February, 2007

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has delivered the final blow to climate-change sceptics. The word its report uses is 'unequivocal'. But is the world prepared to accept the results of this judgement? more...
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Climate change - a rare opportunity?

Bill McKibben

1st February, 2007

Happiness is... Climate change isn’t just a threat. It’s an opportunity for us to live happier, more fulfilling lives. more...

Electric Cabaret

Michael Bugeja

1st January, 2007

Most of us have a party in our pockets – those digital devices that promised a global village. We found that village, all right, and it is peopled with idiots. Plugged into iPods, chatting into palms, we are lost in techno-torpor enveloping us 24/7 from any locale. more...
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Christmas on a low budget

Matilda Lee

1st November, 2006

How to have a creative and green Christmas more...
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Love: batteries not included

Pat Thomas

1st November, 2006

Relationships, like so many other aspects of modern life, are increasingly subject to the pressures of commercialisation. ‘Buy this and you’ll be happy’, suggests the marketing. And one recent product, both intimate and as impersonal as can be imagined, boasts particular success… more...
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'Fab Skirt Dahling...'

Matilda Lee

22nd September, 2006

Eithne Farry helps Matilda Lee relieve clothes closet boredom with some priceless 'no-sew sewing' tips more...
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School Uniformity

Rachel Ragg

22nd September, 2006

The exuberance of childhood celebrated in books such as Just William is now frowned upon as inappropriate behaviour, resulting in more and more children being prescribed behavioural drugs. Rachel Ragg investigates more...

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We Are All Addicts

Edward Goldsmith

1st September, 2006

A 1971 editorial from the ecologist founding editor Edward Goldsmith on how our society is becoming ever more addicted to gimmicks intended to ensure our survival in ever less favourable conditions more...
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Everyday Green

City Hippy

28th August, 2006

Follow my efforts to create a green lifestyle roadmap for the mainstream. more...
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Economic growth - the elephant in the room?

Aidan Rankin

1st December, 2005

‘Religion is the opium of the people’ is one of Marx’s best-known aphorisms. It is memorable because it tells us so much about the manipulation of faith in the industrial era more...

How Loud Does The Earth Have To Cry?

Billy Talen

10th October, 2005

We interrupt our regular programming for a moral advisory... more...
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The trouble with organics

Joanna Blythman

17th June, 2005

Organic food is not necessarily the automatic choice for the ethical consumer more...
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Green Electricity… Are you being conned?

Jeremy Smith

1st June, 2005

Just change your electricity supplier and help fight climate change. Sounds too good to be true. Is it? more...
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"My battle to green the clothing industry"

Katharine Hamnett

1st April, 2005

Katharine Hamnett is one of the UK’s leading fashion designers. In 1984 she famously wore a T-shirt opposing the purchase of US Pershing missiles at a reception attended by Margaret Thatcher. Since then she has campaigned on nuclear power, Third World debt, human rights, HIV and environmental issues. more...
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I’m the Reverend Billy

Billy Talen

1st March, 2005

We interrupt our regular programming for a moral advisory…
‘Endangerment of life is ignored when it is real, but sold in bulk when it’s a good enough apocalypse for a movie’
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Reusable nappies

Matilda Lee

1st February, 2005

Do you want the best for your baby, but don’t want to harm the environment? Then use reusable nappies. Contrary to popular belief, modern reusables are cheaper and more hygienic than disposables, and you won't have to spend hours cleaning them. more...
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Boycott Coca-Cola

Max Keiser

1st February, 2005

Boycott Coca-Cola and make money for the victims of Coca-Cola. How much can we make?
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Reverend Billy

Bill Talen

1st December, 2004

from the pulpit
We interrupt our regular programming for a moral advisory…
I'm the Reverend Billy.
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I’m the Reverend Billy

Bill Talen

1st December, 2004

We interrupt our regular programming for a moral advisory… I’m the Reverend Billy more...
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I’m the Reverend Billy

Bill Talen

1st October, 2004

'I can no longer sit back and allow terrorist infiltration, terrorist indoctrination, terrorist subversion, and the international terrorist conspiracy to sap and impurify all of our precious bodily fluids.' Commander George the Ripper Bush at Madison Square Garden more...

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