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Dwindling forests, dwindling futures – how forest dwellers being ignored by the Bangladeshi Government

A new Ecologist-produced film - to be screened by campaigners from the Forest People's Programme at the forthcoming Convention on Biological Diversity meeting in Japan - highlights how the rights of indigenous peoples and their sustainable use of natural resources are being ignored by the Bangladesh Government more...
WINTER COATS

Five of the best…eco friendly winter coats

Vanessa Jones

27th September, 2011

Whether you’re looking for a trench, a cape or a cocoon, Vanessa Jones has the skinny on the best eco-friendly outerwear around this winter more...
Naked Fashion

Naked Fashion: The New Sustainable Fashion Revolution

Ruth Styles

15th September, 2011

Showing fashion at its worst while providing upbeat solutions is a tough call but Safia Minney has achieved it with Naked Fashion, says Ruth Styles more...
People Tree in Bangladesh

Safia Minney: fashion’s impact on the earth

Safia Minney

15th September, 2011

In an exclusive extract from her new book - Naked Fashion - the People Tree founder looks at the environmental damage caused by modern fashion – and sketches out a radical new way forward
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happy baby

Five of the best...eco-friendly babycare products

Gervase Poulden

10th August, 2011

Good for adults, but even better for babies: Gervase Poulden rounds up five chemical, phosphate and paraben free products that will really make a difference to your children’s skin
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SPRING FASHION

Green and gorgeous: key pieces for May

The Ecologist

10th May, 2011

May with its showers and sunshine is always a wardrobe challenge but with these eco-friendly lovelies, it’s simple. more...
SHOPPING

Greening the high street: marketing trick or real deal?

Sella Oneko

10th May, 2011

From organic cotton to Fairtrade fabric recent years have seen the high street making an effort to go green. But is it all it’s cracked up to be? Sella Oneko investigates more...
Fair trade carbon trading

Fair trade carbon credits: will certification benefit people and planet?

Adam Corner

3rd May, 2011

In Uganda, as in the rest of the world, carbon trading is a controversial topic. But could the concept of fair trade carbon credits revolutionise the sector, or is it just a distraction from the bigger problems with carbon markets? Adam Corner investigates more...
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Green Business: People Tree

Peter Salisbury

6th April, 2011

People Tree’s Safia Minney has come through crises, both financial and natural, buoyed up by the belief that Fairtrade should top the fashion agenda more...
Mphatheleni Makaulule

Celebrating women activists: South Africa's Mphatheleni Makaulule

The Ecologist

8th March, 2011

On international women's day, a remarkable lady fighting to maintain the ancient traditions, local knowledge and sacred sites of one of South Africa's last indigenous clans talks to the Ecologist more...

Do indigenous peoples hold the key to tackling global hunger?

Peter Giovannini

22nd February,2011

Competition for land, water and energy are increasing, exacerbated by climate change and a growing population. But why does the Food and Agriculture Organisation now believe indigenous people could provide a solution? Peter Giovannini investigates more...
Amazon rainforest

Oil companies Perenco, Repsol-YPF and ConocoPhillips under fire over Peruvian tribes

Kara Moses

24th November, 2010

Activists call for corporations to withdraw from Amazon area because of disease and violence fears more...

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Dwindling forests, dwindling futures: Bangladesh mangrove communities under threat

The Ecologist

13th October, 2010

A new Ecologist-produced film - to be screened by campaigners from the Forest People's Programme at the forthcoming Convention on Biological Diversity meeting in Japan - highlights how the rights of indigenous peoples and their sustainable use of natural resources are being ignored by the Bangladesh Government.


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Sunderbans mangrove-forest livelihoods under threat from corruption and resource exploitation

Tom Levitt

11th October, 2010

A new Ecologist-produced film, to be screened at the forthcoming Convention on Biological Diversity meeting in Japan, highlights how the rights of indigenous peoples and their sustainable use of natural resources are being ignored by the Bangladesh Government more...
Ecologist summer reads

The Ecologist's top ten eco summer reads

Claire Baylis

29th July, 2010

Seven top environmentalists recommend their reads for the summer, covering everything from psychological thrillers to steady state economics more...
Ferry

The People's Ferry: reducing emissions by buying a ship

Paul Miles

24th June, 2010

How a discontinued ferry service between Swansea and Cork was reborn when locals pooled money and resources...and bought their own ship more...

Shea butter: a natural moisturiser that's food for the skin

Matilda Lee & Laura Sevier

1st June, 2010

The low-down on one of the best natural skin moisturisers and a guide to which products contain it more...
Fred Pearce

Fred Pearce: overpopulation worries are a potentially racist distraction

Matilda Lee

2nd February, 2010

Environmental journalist Fred Pearce, author of the new book Peoplequake, on why overconsumption is the key issue, the need for relaxed immigration laws, and why men should look after children more...
We are one: A Celebration of tribal peoples

We Are One: A Celebration of Tribal Peoples

Emma Bocking

7th January, 2010

Survival International has commissioned a weighty coffee-table book with beautiful photographs and something unique: the words of tribal peoples themselves more...
Winter eco skincare

Winter skincare: top ten eco picks

Matilda Lee & Laura Sevier

10th December, 2009

Clean, green beauty products for the holiday season more...
Forest people

Protecting forests AND the rights of forest peoples

Laura Sevier

8th December, 2009

The plans currently under consideration for saving forests might help the trees, but they could ride roughshod over indigenous communities. Here are some ways to change that more...
Sunlight pierces through a dense green canopy

10 groups campaigning for the natural world

Ecologist

19th June, 2009

Breathable air, healthy soil, fresh water and the stability of our climate all rely on our planetary life-support systems – like rainforests and oceans – being healthy. more...
Rubbish dump

10 groups campaigning against waste

Ecologist

19th June 2009

Viewed in new light, waste is a resource – to be used again, recycled or resurrected for another use more...
Let's make Uni Green Rally

How green is your university?

Laura Sevier

1st February, 2009

From ‘First’ to ‘Failed’, student activist group People & Planet has created a new way of ranking the UK’s universities – according to their environmental credentials. more...
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CASE STUDY: learning from ancient wisdom

Nicola Graydon

1st January, 2008

What can indigenous wisdom teach us about how to better live within our environmental means? Maestro Tlakaelel has some tips more...

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