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Caroline Lucas

Where next for the Greens?

Bibi van der Zee

28th May, 2012

After some of the biggest breakthroughs in their history, the Green Party now faces a leadership election so what happens now? Are the Greens ready to take the next big leap forward, asks Bibi van der Zee more...
Learning from the Octopus

Learning from the Octopus

Rachael Stubbins

3rd May, 2012

Did you know that the humble octopus can teach us how to prevent security threats or deal with natural catastrophes? Nor did Rachael Stubbins until she read Rafe Sagarin’s new book more...
Pepsi advert

Top global brands accused over controversial 'painted home' adverts in Africa

Sarah Bentley

25th April, 2012

Global brands, including Coca-Cola, Unilever and Vodafone offer African township residents a ‘lick of paint’ in exchange for turning their homes into advertisements more...
Pillage Theory

Charles Taylor verdict could set precedent on conflict resources

Ecologist

23rd April, 2012

The trial of the ex-Liberian President - accused of purchasing arms with funds from the illegal timber and diamond trade - could lead to a wave of prosecutions using the 'pillage' theory more...
Pillage theory

Pillage theory: a blueprint for prosecuting corporations trading in conflict resources

Matilda Lee

20th April, 2012

Timber, diamonds, gold and oil have long been recognised as drivers of war. But companies involved in trading commodities from conflict zones are seldom prosecuted. Isn't it time they were held to account? Matilda Lee reports more...
TAKE ACTION to end animal testing on cosmetics

TAKE ACTION to end cosmetic testing on animals

Mark Briggs

24th April, 2012

Lush Cosmetics have teamed up with the Humane Society International to launch a campaign to ensure long-awaited proposals banning products tested on animals outside the EU are fully enforced more...
How to start a co-operative, the Ecologist

How to start a co-operative in five steps

Giles Simon

20th April, 2012

From artisan bakers to green energy schemes, co-operative businesses, owned and run by members, are enjoying a renaissance. Here the co-operative trade association offers a practical guide to creating your own more...
Jeans and ethical fashion

Why jeans buck the fast-fashion phenomenon

Sophie Woodward

28th March, 2012

Denim has been in fashion since the early 19th century, which is why it is in the ultimate 'slow fashion' statement. Wear yours worn and ragged, and the older the better argues Sophie Woodward more...
Occupy World Street by Ross Jackson

Occupy World Street: a call to action for the '99 per cent'

Matilda Lee

21st March, 2012

The Ecologist speaks to author, activist and former businessman Ross Jackson about his idea for a roadmap for radical economic and political reform more...
Caroline Fiennes

Charity donations: how to spot the most effective good causes

Caroline Fiennes

21st March, 2012

Many of us support charities which work on some of the biggest environmental issues of our time. But which are the good ones, and how can we really help? Caroline Fiennes, author of 'It ain't what you give, it's the way that you give it', finds out more...
EDO campaign

Smash EDO: the inside story of activists' battle against arms giant

Richard Purssell and Jan Goodey

20th March, 2012

A decade of protest has seen a war of words between police and campaigners, with allegations of undercover spies and a ground-breaking legal victory for activists after a Brighton arms factory was damaged more...
How to…give your wardrobe a green-over

Ethical fashion: learning how to clean up the clothing industry

Priyanka Mogul

20th March, 2012

From cotton seeds to high street clothing racks, the Fair Wear Foundation's new film links the myriad processes in the clothing chain and shows how you can make a difference in supporting a more ethical clothing industry more...

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RSPB

TAKE ACTION: tell George Osborne to promote economic recovery through green growth

Rebecca Campbell

16th March, 2012

Ahead of next week's budget, the RSPB is calling on you to remind the Chancellor not to forsake the environment on the road to economic recovery more...
Maternity special

Top 10 myths about new parenthood

Ecologist

7th March, 2012

Worried your life, your marriage, your baby or your body isn't 'normal'? Don't fall foul of the myths of parenting more...
Maternity special

Flash 'em: how breastfeeding got political

Matilda Lee

7th March, 2012

An exclusive interview with Claire Jones-Hughes - the woman behind Brighton’s now famous breastfeeding flash mob. By Matilda Lee more...
Maternity special

Five maternity campaigns for better, safer birth

Ecologist

7th March, 2012

Get involved in the groups and campaigns working towards better maternity services in the UK more...
Sarah Montagu

Midwifery on screen: how 'One Born Every Minute' gets it wrong

Sarah Montagu

8th March, 2012

Forget alarmist TV birthing dramas- get the real low-down on midwifery from Sarah Montagu more...
Maternity special

Anatomy of a C-section: they save lives, but would you choose one?

Andrew Wasley

8th March, 2012

Andrew Wasley watched his partner endure two invasive births, one elective, the other life saving more...
Maternity special

How birth was hijacked

Matilda Lee

7th March, 2012

For International Women's Day, the Ecologist reports on the maternity care crisis and looks at ways to overcome the culture of fear facing mothers-to-be more...
Maternity special

Birth uncut: how women were turned off natural childbirth

Pat Thomas

7th March, 2012

Tested, assessed and treated as patients rather than mothers-to-be, it's no wonder women are afraid of giving birth naturally, says Pat Thomas as International Women's Day arrives more...
Maternity special

Labour of love: the demise of traditional midwifery

Matilda Lee

7th March, 2012

Women-centred maternity care through midwifery is in danger of extinction, replaced by a medical model that treats birth as an illness. Birth is an act of love, not one of fear and loathing, so what are the consequences? Matilda Lee reports more...

How Dow and Monsanto teamed up over 'Agent Orange' herbicide

Richard Schiffman

24th February, 2012

In a match some would say was made in hell, two of the world's leading producers of agro-chemicals have joined forces in a partnership to reintroduce the herbicide 2, 4-D, - one-half of the infamous defoliant Agent Orange more...
Kalimantan

TAKE ACTION to save Indonesia's indigenous peoples in the Kalmantan Forest

Priyanka Mogul

21st February, 2012

The Dayak Benua community of Muara Tae, Indonesia, are fighting to protect their ancestral forests from a mining company. The London-based Environmental Investigation Agency has now launched a campaign to assist more...
Move your money

TAKE ACTION to build a more ethical banking sector

Priyanka Mogul

15th February, 2012

As we slowly recover from one of the worst economic recessions of our time, Move Your Money will guide us towards building a safer and better banking system that we can rely on more...
Pirate Fishing

Film exposes the tragedy of pirate fishing in Sierra Leone

Priyanka Mogul

14th February, 2012

A new Al Jazeera documentary follows reporter Juliana Ruhfud and producer Orlando von Einsiedel as they investigate Sierra Leone's multi-million dollar illegal fishing trade more...

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