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Securing Nature’s Future

April 4th, 2013

by Matt Adam Williams

Naturalist and wildlife photographer Matt Adam Williams asks whether childhood experiences are the key to the long-term health of nature and the conservation sector........
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Five of the best…eco-friendly kidswear

Five of the best…eco-friendly fashion brands for kids

Lisa Stephens

1st May, 2012

First women, then men: now children and babies are the latest to join the conscious clothing revolution. Lisa Stephens rounds up five of the best eco-friendly kids clothing brands more...
The No-Nonsense Guide to World Population

The No-Nonsense Guide to World Population

Mark Newton

19th April, 2012

Is population really the demographic time bomb it’s portrayed as? Author Vanessa Baird sifts through the evidence and comes up with some surprising answers, says Mark Newton 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...
Raising Elijah

Raising Elijah: Protecting Our Children in an Age of Environmental Crisis

Mark Newton

7th July, 2011

Combining hard science with a sympathetic approach to the realities of family life; Raising Elijah is one of the most important books you’ll ever read, says Mark Newton more...

5 of the best… eco-friendly children’s books

Phoebe Doyle

15th March, 2011

Parenting journalist and blogger, Phoebe Doyle, rounds up the best books for your budding eco-warriors more...

Green business: Ella's Kitchen

Eifion Rees

21st December, 2010

Organic baby food company Ella's Kitchen is already big in the UK and Scandinavia, and now aiming to crack the US. Co-founder Alison Lindley discusses the difficulties of keeping it green during a period of meteoric growth more...
Child in playground

Ban pesticide-use in public parks and school grounds - campaigners

Tom Levitt

25th October, 2010

Awareness of pesticide-use in public areas used by children is low but the health dangers demand our attention more...
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Lack of drinking fountains in parks makes kids buy fizzy drinks

Ecologist

4th June, 2010

Children may be more likely to turn to sugary drinks and ice-creams because of a lack of working water fountains in public parks in the UK, says campaign group more...
The Front Cover

The Gaia Warriors by Nicola Davies

Grace ter Haar

9th February, 2010

An accessible, enjoyable book on climate change for the next generation of eco-warriors. Contributors include James Lovelock more...
Scenes from the eco village

Schools using art to learn about climate change

Rebecca Heald

27th July, 2009

Can climate art help save the world? Rebecca Heald reports on a school art installation and its ambitious 'Cool it Schools' global online initiative more...
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CASE STUDY: making breast-feeding easy

Mike Stones

1st May, 2008

Why does only one in 100 mums follow government advice to feed her baby solely on breast milk for the first six months? Mike Stones meets the woman determined to change that. more...

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Child in front of a television

Teach children to ignore junk-food advertising, say experts

Ecologist

9th November, 2009

Fruits, vegetables and juices were advertised in only 1.7 per cent of commercials on US children's TV, says study, but reducing junk-food advertising may not be enough more...
Child taking medicine

Behind the Label: Calpol

Pat Thomas

29th October

The season of flu (and fear of swine flu) is upon us. But before you reach for this sticky pink cocktail dished out by doctors and parents as a cure-all for children, think again... more...
Child on a mobile phone

French want to ban mobile phones in schools

Ecologist

13th October, 2009

Mobile phones could soon be banned in junior schools in France, under plans put forward by French senators more...
A young girl on a wireless laptop

Government response to school WiFi petition panned

Ecologist

8th July, 2009

In response to a petition calling on wireless technology to be removed from schools, the Government has pronounced itself happy with WiFi safety guidelines its critics have labelled 'dangerously out of date' more...
A pile of used car tyres

Shredding tyres: sustainable or health risk?

Ecologist

22nd June 2009

Leaked documents show that the US Environmental Protection Agency has launched an inquiry into the health risks of tyre chippings more...
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Three books for parents

Laura Sevier

17th June, 2009

The Idle Parent, the Bumper Book of Nature and the Lorax are three books that'll help keep children cheerful - the cheap way.
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Ecologist Archive

Fire resistant: 'Why I went to jail to protect my daughter from toxic polluters'

Terri Swearingen

1st December, 2004

How far would you go to fight plans for a new waste incinerator? One woman went all the way... more...
In the News

European Snack Association markets unhealthy food to children through curriculum

Ecologist

1st February, 2009

The European Snack Association, a lobby group for the likes of Pringles and Walkers, provides curriculum materials claiming that crisps are healthier than apples.
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Pollution harmful to unborn, study says

News

6th April, 2009

A groundbreaking new study has shown that a mother’s exposure to pollution can have a measurable impact on the genes of her unborn child. more...

Dan Box Blog: learning about climate change

Dan Box

26th March, 2009

Dan Box teaches a class about climate change and its effects on the Carteret Islands, which are sinking due to rising sea levels, and how children can help stop climate change. more...
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Youth driving the environmental movement

Joss Garman

25th March, 2009

'We're here because our parents' generation has failed us and it's up to young people to stop climate change by whatever peaceful means we have left.' more...
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How to home educate

Mike Fortune-Wood

15th March, 2009

Letting children learn flexibly and organically creates rounder, more educated human beings, says Mike Fortune-Wood more...
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Robotic children

Nick Kettles

2nd February, 2009

Production line education is creating clones and stifling the imagination of our children. Is it any wonder they are stressed and unhappy? more...

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