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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...
Investigations

Talking about the Why Generation

Ed Hamer and Jon Hughes

1st February, 2008

February 1968. From South Vietnam the explosive Têt Offensive has dealt a final blow to shattered US troops and sparked a worldwide appetite for insurrection. Left destitute by standards of living and provoked by a three-year war on their ideological comrades, student leaders across Europe rise up with a single voice ‘We shall fight. We will win. Paris, London, Rome, Berlin.’ Within six weeks, 20,000 protesters will besiege the American embassy in London’s Grosvenor Square. It is the Spring of Discontent, and revolution is the air. more...
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The plastic party syndrome

Matilda Lee

27th November, 2007

Frustrated by the disposable hangovers from her kids’ parties, Hina Patel made it her business to make goodie bags green more...
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Behind the label:Tampons

Pat Thomas

27th November, 2007

From synthetic fibres to lethal dioxins, some sanitary products are a lot less innocent
than those glossy television ads would have women believe. Pat Thomas reports
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Box-scheme baby food

Matilda Lee

14th June, 2007

Keen to have your little one avoid the over-processed, additive-packed diet of today’s obesity-prone youth? Then give your weaning baby healthy eating habits for life by starting them off with nutritious food easily made at home writes Matilda Lee more...
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Parents want to keep children indoors, survey says

News

5th June, 2007

43 per cent of parents won’t let their children play outside until they are aged 14, a new survey suggests. more...
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Britain's Children: Unhealthy and Unloved

News

14th February, 2007

In a damning indictment of our current way of life the UK and US have been ranked the worst of 21 'Advanced Nations' for children to grow up in by UNICEF. The UK came last. more...
Bolgs and Comments

Cassandra

John Papworth

1st February, 2007

Don’t wait for Dave or Tony to give you a hug. If you are dissatisfied with your leaders, take control of your own more...
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Cassandra: Youth

John Papworth

1st October, 2006

Did you say ‘youth problem’?
It’s really the adult problem.

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School Uniformity

Rachel Ragg

22nd September, 2006

The exuberance of childhood celebrated in books such as Just William is now frowned upon as inappropriate behaviour, resulting in more and more children being prescribed behavioural drugs. Rachel Ragg investigates more...
Investigations

Suck On This

Pat Thomas

1st April, 2006

The human species has been breastfeeding for nearly half a million years. It’s only in the last 60 years that we have begun to give babies the highly processed convenience food called ‘formula’. more...
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Let Our Children Roam Free

Tim Gill

23rd September, 2005

Fear of traffic risks and ‘stranger danger’ are holding our children captive indoors. For the sake of their health and development, and for the environment they will one day need to protect, we have to find ways of getting them into the wild.

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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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Are you too well behaved

Diane Wilson

1st October, 2004

The US authorities have allowed Formosa Plastics and other chemicals corporations to poison the waterways of the Texas Gulf Coast for decades. When local shrimp-boat operator Diane Wilson found out what was going on she single-handedly set about forcing Formosa to clean up its act. more...
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Advertising to children

Debate

1st April, 2004

With childhood obesity becoming epidemic in the UK, should food advertising to children be allowed to continue?

FOR: Jeremy Preston vs. Neville Rigby AGAINST
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