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Food matters: 'Politicians need to focus on our failing food system'

The Ecologist

22nd July, 2013

Dan Crossley, of the Food Ethics Council, talks to the Ecologist about their work on developing an 'ethical food manifesto' ahead of the next general election more...
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Creating the future: How 'Zero Carbon Britain' is inspiring positivity in today's artists

Paul Allen

16th August, 2012

The Centre for Alternative Technology's Emergence Summit must develop positive versions of the future, as if we can't imagine it - there won't be one, says Paul Allen more...
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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Five fish it’s OK to eat

The Ecologist

6th June, 2011

The Marine Stewardship Council's James Simpson picks five fish that can be enjoyed guilt-free more...

After the spending cuts: our step-by-step guide to greening your local council

Phil England

19th October, 2010

If you already have a low-impact lifestyle and want to step it up a level, turn your attention to your local council. Here's how to get the authorities in your area to act more...
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Climate change needs persuasive art, not propaganda

Jay Griffiths

16th March, 2010

What is art's role in raising awareness of climate change? In this extract from her passionate, poetic essay 'The Far-seers of Art', Jay Griffiths explains why culture without nature is as good as worthless more...

How to decode food labels and shop with a conscience

Pat Thomas

16th March, 2010

Is it healthy? Is it 
organic? Is it fairly traded? How far has it travelled? At times, making informed choices can feel like a full-time job. Here is a pocket guide to buying food from the new book Stuffed more...

PHOTO GALLERY: Changing the language of fashion

Matilda Lee

25th February, 2010

London Fashion Week's ethical show 'estethica' is more than just a niche offering: it is changing the landscape, and language, of the fashion industry more...
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Do you want next generation biofuels? Have your say

Ecologist

22nd December, 2009

New consultation to look at whether the next generation of biofuels will be more environmentally-sustainable than current food crop varieties more...
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Councils using chip fat as fuel and road filler

Amy Dickson

5th November, 2009

Richmond council has become the first in the country to run its entire vehicle fleet on 100 per cent recycled biodiesel, while Lincolnshire is using the stuff to patch roads more...

Can we trust the FSC?

Matilda Lee

22nd September, 2009

It's the logo we all look for when buying furniture and wood products. But the Forest Stewardship Council has come in for some serious criticism. Matilda Lee looks at both sides of the argument more...

Corby judgment: do birth defects mean nothing?

Debbie Tripley

21st August, 2009

A handful of brave, convinced mothers fought their local council to make it pay for polluting their environment and causing their children birth defects. But has anyone learned anything from this landmark ruling? more...

Council: 1/23 of 23

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Low-tech retrofit experiment could transform social housing

Eifion Rees

8th July, 2009

The Greening-the-Box initiative aims to demonstrate that retrofitting can transform hard-to-heat housing association and council properties into models of low-tech sustainability and fuel efficiency - with almost zero heating more...
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Cutting council emissions could create 70,000 green jobs

Ecologist

25th June, 2009

A drive to persuade county councils to cut their carbon dioxide emissions by 40 per cent by 2020 could result in as many as 70,000 green jobs, new research reveals more...
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Californian Ocean Protection Council calls for a state-wide ban on Styrofoam packaging

Ecologist

16th January, 2009

Little angers environmentalists more than receiving food or products in Styrofoam packaging, and now the Californian Ocean Protection Council has called for a blanket ban on the use of the material in food containers across California. more...
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Cassandra: education

John Papworth

21st November, 2008

Our prophet becomes a parish pariah for daring to challenge the orthodoxy of the educational system 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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Northern Petroleum eyes Markwells Wood

Sarah Lewis

1st July, 2008

A decision to allow the destruction of an ancient woodland suggests the UK’s environmental policies are crumbling at the first hint of oil, says Sarah Lewis 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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Climate change: a matter of world security

News

17th April, 2007

Climate change has officially become a security issue today, as a debate on its implication for global conflict gets underway at the UN Security Council. more...
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Behind the eco labels: Marine Stewardship Council

Pat Thomas

1st April, 2007

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) began in 1997 as a joint initiative between the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Unilever, a multinational company and one of the world’s largest buyers of fish. Its aim was to help preserve our dwindling fish stocks by certifying well-managed and sustainable fisheries. more...
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Behind the eco labels: Forestry Stewardship Council

Pat Thomas

1st April, 2007

One of the major causes of rainforest destruction and biodiversity loss in tropical zones is the illegal logging of hardwoods. The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) label, broadly speaking, exists to address this by promoting environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable management of the world’s forests. more...
In the News

HSBC: 'Green Bank' Aids Logging Giant

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6th March, 2007

HSBC, the UK's largest bank, is helping the Malaysian logging giant Samling list on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, despite HSBC's claim to be the "first green bank". more...

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