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How to... look after your orchard

The beginner's guide to growing your own fruit

Mark Briggs

14th May, 2012

Whether you live in the city or in the heart of rural England, planting your own fruit trees provides you with a free source of fruit and a boost for biodiversity 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...
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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...
Urban Walking

Will modern-day flaneurs help rebuild fragmented communities?

Nika Stella-Sawicka

1st September, 2009

In the age of high-speed travel, walking - alone or in groups - is the foremost way to reconnect to cities, our environment and one another 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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Visionaries: Carolyn Steel

Ecologist

1st April 2009

In many ways, Carolyn Steel was born to be an architect: as a child she used to dream of buildings.

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Sustainable transport - a green roadmap?

Hank Dittmar

1st June, 2009

Sustainable transport offers not only a golden ticket out of our pollution- and traffic-choked cities, but also a means of improving the health and well-being of travellers and society alike. more...
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How to feed a city

Carolyn Steel

1st June, 2009

We can continue to squander our resources and react to food crises as they happen, or we can fundamentally change the way the food systems work, says Carolyn Steel more...
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Drugs on tap

John Naish

30th April, 2009

Britain has a serious and unnecessary drug habit, but the implications of our pill-forevery-ill culture go far beyond the adverse effects on human health. The complex chemicals in modern pharmaceuticals, as well as the manufacturing processes involved, leave a massive industrial footprint on the natural world that is largely ignored by both science and government. more...
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Alternate current, intelligent current

Mark Anslow

1st April, 2009

Instead of spikes in demand and coal-fired solutions, fridges and washing machines may soon be available that can regulate their own energy usage. more...
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Park life - reassessing the value of public spaces

News

18th March, 2009

Most councils value their public parks at a mere £1, says the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment more...
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Between you and me...

Tom Hodgkinson

16th March, 2009

No more financial meltdown, poor communication and substandard food – if we ditch the middlemen and get co-operative, what couldn’t we achieve? more...

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Capital Growth: London’s floating gardens

Louise Downing

26th February, 2009

Capital Growth and British Waterways have teamed up in a bid to convert London’s canals into flourishing floating vegetable gardens. more...
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Don't get back to work

Tom Hodgkinson

12th February, 2009

How to deal with the job crisis? Try saving your soul by retreating as far as possible from the system that landed us all in this sorry mess more...
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Allotments are not for building on

Paul Kingsworth

28th January, 2009

Paul Kingsnorth on the battle to keep land for people to grow their own food, rather than for developers to grow rich. more...
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Rural depopulation isn’t just a social problem: it affects wildlife too

News

23rd January, 2009

When communities are broken apart by migration towards towns and cities, rural life suffers. more...
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Guerrillas in our midst

Olly Zanetti

21st January, 2009

Under cover of darkness, a dedicated team of activists is slowly rescuing unloved pockets of land from botanical meltdown. Olly Zanetti meets the guerrilla gardeners lighting up London. more...
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Efficiency be Damned

Nicols Fox

19th January, 2009

Far from being a silver bullet for climate change, efficiency is the driving force for ever more gluttonous consumption patterns and all the health and environmental consequences they entail more...
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Regional Destruction Agency: Why SWRDA would rather demolish than make sustainable

Simon Fairlie

8th January, 2009

The South West Regional Development Agency is letting down planet and people despite promises to redevelop the former site of Morland leather works 'sustainably'. more...

What Was The Life That We Were Living?

Billy Talen

6th January, 2009

We interrupt our regular programming for a moral advisory... more...

The Desire and the Doom

Bill Talen

7th November, 2008

We interrupt our regular programming for a moral advisory more...

The Time Has Come... Are You Ready To Die?

Billy Talen

30th October, 2008

We interrupt our regular programming for a moral advisory... more...
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Sustaining communities

Phil Moore

1st October, 2008

With the global credit crunch grabbing all the headlines, issues concerning economies on a lesser scale are easily sidelined. more...
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How to be free: non-action in action

Tom Hodgkinson

1st October, 2008

From all sides, the cry is the same: something must be done. More must be done. more...
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A lot of fun - why allotments are good for the soul

Tony Baldry

19th June, 2008

Allotments are good for the soul and enjoying a resurgence in interest, says Tony Baldry, which is why local councils and developers should be required to grow their own
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