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Acacia tree in the desert

The Great Green Wall

Bobby Bascomb

12th July, 2012

Africa’s answer to climate change is a proposed 4,000-mile long, nine mile wide wall of trees stretching from Senegal to Djibouti. Designed to stop encroaching desertification, some interpret the project (and its benefits) literally whilst others see it as more of a metaphor. Despite this split, the project is now taking root in Senegal where they have already planted 50,000 acres of trees. more...
Little White Alice

Review: Little White Alice

Lisa Stephens

31st May, 2012

The perfect country escape, Cornwall's Little White Alice is a green retreat that combines style and sustainability, says Lisa Stephens more...
How to give your wardrobe an eco-friendly spring update

How to give your wardrobe an eco-friendly spring update

Ruth Styles

10th April, 2012

Spring might have sprung but that doesn’t mean you have to rush out and buy a whole new wardrobe. Our experts explain how to get a new look without harming the planet more...
The Ecologist meets... Safia Minney

The Ecologist meets… Safia Minney and Santo Haque

Ruth Styles

6th March, 2012

With Fairtrade Fortnight in full swing, Ruth Styles caught up with People Tree founder, Safia Minney, and Swallows director, Santo Haque, to find out why hand weaving is set to be fashion's next big scandal more...
scilly isles

See weed and eat it: a foraging break on the Scilly Isles

Kate Eshelby

23rd February, 2012

Seaweed, carrot flower and locally caught fish were all on the menu during Kate Eshelby’s gastronomic tour of the Scillies more...
hip uk breaks

The hot list: 10 hip, green UK destinations for 2012

Ruth Styles

13th February, 2012

Forget France; the UK is home to some of the coolest holiday spots on the planet. Whether you want scenery, natural phenomena or a dose of eco-luxury, there’s a British break to suit you
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HEN WEEKENDS

Five of the best… green weekend breaks

Holly Tuppen / Greentraveller

10th November, 2011

Getting away for a weekend with friends doesn’t have to cost the earth and it certainly doesn’t mean having to splash out. Greentraveller has some eco-friendly suggestions more...
Cornish Tipi Holidays

Review: Cornish Tipi Holidays

Tom Watts

6th October, 2011

With its crystal clear spring water lake, countless outdoor activities and acres of woodland to explore, Cornish Tipi Holidays is the ideal setting in which to get reacquainted with nature, says Tom Watts more...
Bamburgh Castle

Five brilliant British beaches

Ruth Styles

7th July, 2011

From wide expanses of golden sand to ultra-clean water and wildlife galore, Britain’s beaches have something for everyone more...
Dr. Wallace J. Nichols

Dr. Wallace J. Nichols: conservation travel can help save endangered wildlife

Deborah Bassett

29th June, 2011

Marine biologist, lecturer, ocean ambassador and founder of several conservation initiatives, Dr. Wallace J. Nichols speaks to Deborah Bassett about the benefits of wildlife tourism, saving baby turtle eggs and an 112 day trek along the US west coast more...
glamping

Top 10…British glamping trips

Jeff Holman

6th May, 2011

Planning a staycation this summer? With everything from gypsy caravans to forest hideaways available, glamping takes the hard work out of camping. Jeff Holman rounds up 10 of the best more...
trains

All aboard the Eco Express: five great places to go by train

Ruth Styles

21st April, 2011

Whether you fancy a little continental flair, a Cornish pasty or a highland fling, there’s a train to get you there. Best of all, it’s clean, green and fuss-free more...

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Eco luxe in Cornwall: the Scarlet Hotel

The Ecologist

30th March, 2011

British eco-hotels are becoming increasingly common but not everyone wants to spend their holiday in a Mongolian yurt. The Scarlet Hotel in Cornwall proves you don’t need to sacrifice luxury to protect the environment more...
Sue's son Yeshaya helping put in the Ecobatt insulation

Turning our Victorian terrace into an ecohome: part five

Sue Wheat

14th October, 2010

Research over, it's crunch time in Sue's house, as materials are delivered, builders are educated in new eco techniques and wall insulation is fitted more...
Cornwall geothermal potential

Drilling to begin for Cornwall geothermal power plant in 2011

Ecologist

16th August, 2010

Planning approval for attempts at the first commercial geothermal power plant in Cornwall could see renewable heat and electricity being generated as early as 2013 more...
Thermafleece

Wrap up your home

Laura Sevier

1st March, 2010

Insulating your home will save energy and money. This simple guide will show you where to start and what material to use

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Irshad Mobarak

CASE STUDY: Keeping tourism in balance with nature

Eifion Rees

5th January, 2010

Irshad Mobarak, a self-taught naturalist and environmentalist from the Malaysian island of Langkawi says that development need not mean destruction more...
A geothermal power plant

Geothermal projects get funding boost

Ecologist

22nd December, 2009

Two power plants in Cornwall could be producing renewable heat and electricity for the local community as early as 2013 more...
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CASE STUDY: local, sustainable fishing from bait to plate

Carol Trewin

1st February, 2007

Many global fish stocks are on the verge of collapse but, nearer home, Cornish fishermen have found a sustainable way of earning a living. more...
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BA 'fly in the face of science' with Newquay flights

News

21st March, 2007

British Airways yesterday launched a new service between Gatwick airport in London and Newquay, in Cornwall. more...

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