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It’s not easy being green – unless that is, you live on a boat. Part IV.

October 8th, 2013

Clare Kendall

In her fourth and final blog Clare Kendall recommends trying a boat holiday - which tend to have serious green credentials........ more...
How to… power down your home

How to… power down your home while you're away

Rachael Stubbins

3rd May, 2012

If you want to return from holiday to a low electricity bill and a guilt-free conscience, power down your home before you go. Not sure how? Rachael Stubbins has more more...
On Stevenson’s trail: honey and horses in the Cévennes

On Stevenson’s trail: honey and horses in the Cévennes

Ruth Styles

11th April, 2012

Robert Louis Stevenson’s account of his epic 1879 journey through the Cévennes is one of the high points of travel literature but as Ruth Styles found out, there’s still plenty to be discovered more...
Rio Rocket Stars in A Frisbee to Fly

Rio Rocket Stars in A Frisbee to Fly

Ruth Styles

29th March, 2012

Wonderful illustrations, an entertaining story and a free packet of rocket seeds make Rio Rocket’s adventures an enjoyable way to introduce kids to green issues more...
Five of the best…February half term breaks

Four of the best…eco-friendly February half term breaks

Ben Hudson

3rd February, 2012

Whether you’re in the market for an organic French farm or a spot of skiing in the Scottish Cairngorms, there’s an eco-friendly half term break for you and your family more...
Halloween pumpkins

How to...have an eco-friendly Halloween

Ben Hudson

26th October, 2011

Creating extra waste and encouraging over-consumption; Halloween isn’t the greenest holiday. But as Ben Hudson explains, you can still have a scarily good time without it costing the planet more...
T Rex

Five of the best... British natural history museums

Gervase Poulden

26th August, 2011

Don’t despair if this weekend turns out to be a washout; the UK’s natural history museums are the perfect place to spend a rainy afternoon. Gervase Poulden has five of the best more...
eco-tourism

Top 10...environmentally friendly travel companies

Valentina Jovanovski

3rd June, 2011

Eschewing mass tourism for small groups, conservation and community involvement, Valentina Jovanovski has the lowdown on the green travel companies making a positive difference more...
sunscreen

Five of the best... eco-friendly sun creams

Ruth Styles

22nd April, 2011

With April temperatures hitting record highs, it pays to invest in a decent sunscreen. Ruth Styles rounds up some of the greenest more...

Best of British: Organic Places to Stay

The Ecologist

17th March, 2011

From John O’ Groats to Land’s End, Linda Moss’ Organic Places to Stay has green travellers covered more...

Top 10…Eco-friendly half term breaks

Ruth Styles

4th February, 2011

Try something new during the half term break, whether it’s wolf tracking in Sweden or surfing in Wales. Whatever your budget, likes or dislikes, we’ve got an eco-friendly family trip for you more...

PICK OF THE DAY: The Tent by the Wood

The Ecologist

3rd February, 2011

The traditional family camping trip gets a makeover with Swallowtail Farm’s Tent by the Wood, near Rye more...

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Greening my office: can't we all just go camping instead of jetting off overseas?

Sylvia Sunshine

17th August, 2010

As her colleagues jet off to sunnier climes, Sylvia tackles the thorny issue of eco holidays - but will she pluck up the courage to confront her boss over his second home? more...
Wild swimming

Wild swimming: top tips for a natural dip

Laura Sevier and Kate Rew

17th August, 2010

Forget the chemical depths of your local swimming pool: wild swimming is the more refreshing, natural way to cool off this summer more...
Eco camping kit

Green camping: top tips for eco friendly nights under canvas

Dixe Wills

3rd August, 2010

Dixe Wills offers nuggets of wisdom on environmentally friendly camping, down to what stoves and fuel to use, and what not to pack more...
Camping at Four Oaks campsite

Size matters: why tiny campsites mean better holidays

Dixe Wills

22nd July, 2010

Camping needn't mean crowds, drunk people tripping over your guy ropes and queues for school-style washblocks. Find yourself a tiny campsite, says Dixe Wills, and you'll have an altogether different holiday more...
Wwoofing

Why working holidays on organic farms help you see the world anew

Laura Laker

14th July, 2010

WWOOF (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms) is not just a cheap way to see the world - it's a hands-on way to learn new skills of sustainable living more...

Five eco mini breaks for green-minded travellers

Claire Baylis

20th May, 2010

Muck in and tuck in with these green, weekend away ideas more...

An industrial antidote: yurts and Wordsworth in the Lakes

Tafline Laylin

25th March, 2010

A yurt holiday near Wordsworth's ancestral home offers a chance to discover the Lake District's powerful beauty more...
Clean Breaks

Five green winter wonderland holidays

Jeremy Smith

15th December, 2009

Former Ecologist editor Jeremy Smith and Richard Hammond reveal new ways to experience the ski season in an extract from their book Clean Breaks more...
Skomer Island

Secret getaway: Skomer Island

Eifion Rees

17th September, 2009

Want to mix a little conservation with your holiday? Volunteering on Skomer Island, a haven for seabirds and nature lovers, is a rewarding experience says Eifion Rees

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Gaian Economics

When it comes to work, less is more

Gaian Economics

18th August, 2009

Why don't we follow the French model and take the whole month of August as holiday? It may help strengthen our economy more...
Jeremy Blog image

We need to talk about... flying

Jeremy Smith

2nd July, 2009

To fly or not to fly? Jeremy Smith navigates his way through a tricky issue and finds that there isn't a simple answer more...
5 Green holidays in the UK

UK holidays: Five of the best green getaways

Sophie Chamay

30th June, 2009

A converted watermill in Yorkshire, yurts in the Isle of Wight, an eco hostel in the Scottish highlands, a 16th century horticultural farmhouse in Kent and a Romany gypsy caravan in Wales... more...
Paul Miles man on a boat

Life on a canal boat - Part III

Paul Miles

19th June, 2009

In the final instalment from Britain’s historic waterways, the Ecologist’s narrowboat correspondent finds a literal and metaphorical light at the end of the tunnel on the Grand Union canal more...

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