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CASE STUDY: keeping local areas distinctive

Paul Kingsnorth

1st December, 2006

The UK’s most successful NGO is based in a Dorset village, with no members or PR team. Paul Kingsnorth meets the duo behind it… more...
Apple Day

How to celebrate British apples

Laura Sevier

15th October, 2009

There's more to apples than Golden Delicious and Granny Smith. As this year's Apple Day approaches, Laura Sevier outlines the who, what and where of rare and local varieties more...

Basket weaving for the 21st Century

Matilda Lee

8th October, 2009

It's an ancient craft using renewable resources with sustainable techniques. But that doesn't mean it can't be damned sexy, as Mary Butcher shows more...
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Apple quits Chamber of Commerce over climate denial

Suzanne Goldenberg

6th October, 2009

Technology firm becomes latest in line of high-profile departures after federation opposes efforts to reduce emissions more...
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GDP should be scrapped, says Sarkozy

Ecologist

15th September, 2009

Economic growth is destroying more than it is creating, argues the French president as he calls for a new measure of national wealth more...
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...
Fighting Coal

Fighting Coal

Frank Joseph Smecker

7th July, 2009

The Appalachians, America's vast network of mountains, has long been threatened by destructive coal mining practices. Local communities fighting mountain top removal are putting their hopes behind new legislation now in Congress more...
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Computer companies breaking promises on toxins

Ecologist

7th July, 2009

Greenpeace's most recent green electrics guide shows that PC manufacturers are still not meeting their obligations in terms of phasing out toxic substances 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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Nature? Do The Maths

Malcolm Tait

30th October, 2008

Mathematics is at the heart of any research and, in nature, it can be used to predict and enhance our surroundings and ultimately control it. The logical conclusio to the concept is frightening: there could be a mathematical formula for every aspect of life more...
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Less is more - the move to a saner happier economy

Andrew Simms

1st April, 2008

Don’t be afraid of the recession, says Andrew Simms , it may just be the lucky break we need to get our heads around a more sane economy and a better quality of life
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In the News

The Happy Planet Index: feeling better?

news

16th July, 2007

21st out of 30. That’s where the UK ranks on a new Europe-wide happiness index, released by think-tank the New Economics Foundation. more...

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Are 'real nappies' a waste of time?

news

5th July, 2007

Last Friday, former waste minister Ben Bradshaw announced the end of the £30 million 'Real Nappy Campaign', claiming that "there was no significant difference between any of the environmental impacts of the disposable, home-use reusable and commercial laundry systems that were assessed". 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...
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‘Cutting my teeth on cloth nappies’

Matilda Lee

1st February, 2006

Matilda Lee, Green Pages editor, was forced to practice what she preaches when faced with her newborn baby and a pile of cloth nappies
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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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Special Report Supermarkets: UK Apple Market

Felicity Lawrence

1st September, 2004

We were being given 20 to 21 pence a kilo, they were selling them in the stores at twice that, and we needed 32 pence to break even. The prices would change by the day, and then they’d take 60 to 90 days to pay you. more...
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Why greens should be politically incorrect

Aidan Rankin

12th June, 2000

Aidan Rankin argues that modern liberal values can be more of a threat than a liberation. more...
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The other cider the farm gate

Ross Hume Hall

1st June, 2000

Ross Hume Hall explains how bureaucracy and regulations are crushing small farmers in the USA more...

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