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Carbon dioxide emissions

Durban climate change conference: why we should stick with the UN talks

Craig Bennett

10th November, 2011

Despite a growing consensus in favour of alternatives such as 'carbon clubs' and bilateral agreements, Friends of the Earth's Craig Bennett says the UN is our best hope for tackling climate change more...
The DoNation

TAKE ACTION: Pledge action, not money, with DoNation

Ben Hudson

8th November, 2011

If money's tight, but you still want to 'do something' why not join DoNation's growing army of action volunteers to help create a low-carbon society more...
Transparent fashion

Transparent fashion: why the industry needs to come clean on supply chains

Ruth Stokes

8th November, 2011

Adding to your wardrobe can be an ethical nightmare, which is why a number of eco-brands are working on new systems that show exactly where your clothes come from more...
H&M

TAKE ACTION: Five campaigns to make fashion more fair

Hannah Corr

2nd November, 2011

From supporting garment workers' rights, to ending harmful denim sandblasting, there are many campaigns to improve high street clothing retail practices. Take action and add your voice to the call to make fashion fair more...
Halloween pumpkins

How to...have an eco-friendly Halloween

Ben Hudson

26th October, 2011

Creating extra waste and encouraging over-consumption; Halloween isn’t the greenest holiday. But as Ben Hudson explains, you can still have a scarily good time without it costing the planet more...
Rebellious Media Conference

John Pilger and Noam Chomsky debate future of radical media

Sarah Bentley

25th October, 2011

Sarah Bentley reports on the UK radical media conference asking what's next for the non-corporate press more...
Geraldine Howard

Q&A: Geraldine Howard

Ruth Styles

19th October, 2011

Aromatherapy Associates founder, Geraldine Howard, discusses naturals, synthetics and why certification schemes need an overhaul with Ruth Styles more...
Aromatherapy Associates boutique

Aromatherapy Associates launches London store

Ruth Styles

19th October, 2011

More than 30 years after it launched, Britain’s leading aromatherapy brand finally has a store of its own. Ruth Styles reports more...
IKEA

Behind the Brand: IKEA

Peter Salisbury

19th October, 2011

IKEA likes to sell itself as a principled, sustainable furniture producer. But has its low-cost, high-volume business model meant that it has had to compromise environmental concerns for money? Peter Salisbury reports more...
Behind the Label Supplement 2011

Behind the Label: read and download the best articles

The Ecologist has produced a printable PDF magazine of the best articles from our popular Behind the Label series
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Yvon Chouinard

Patagonia: the anti-fashion fashion brand

Matilda Lee

4th October, 2011

It's the 'Gucci of outdoor wear' but for founder, Yvon Chouinard, there's far more to Patagonia than fashion. He spoke to Matilda Lee more...
Pigs on a farm

Sick As A pig – the menace of MRSA linked to industrial pig farming

Another strain of MRSA is emerging from the factory farms of Northern Europe, and it is linked to the insatiable demand for cheap meat on our plates. The Ecologist Film Unit investigates more...

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Hell For Leather – investigating the leather industry in Bangladesh

Jim Wickens

1st June, 2008

Must-have handbags? shoes to die for? From cheap trinkets to luxury car interiors, Jim Wickens discovers the startling facts behind what we buy into when we buy leather goods more...
Jolly Pilgrim by Peter Baker

Why a change in mindset can help us overcome climate change paralysis

Peter Baker

27th September, 2011

In an extract from his new book the Jolly Pilgrim, Peter Baker argues that taking a long view on the human species will make us more able to cope with today's problems more...
Mabira Forest

Ugandans mobilise to save Mabira forest from sugarcane plantation

Esther Nakkazi

20th September, 2011

One of Africa's last remaining tropical forests, Mabira is home to precious wildlife and is an eco tourist attraction. But it is now under threat from sugarcane production. Esther Nakkazi reports more...
Daydream reef school

Best Expedition in the World: the final days

Ben Southall

16th September, 2011

In the last installment of his ‘Best Expedition in the World’ diary, Ben Southall looks back at his encounters with the eco-heroes working hard to conserve the magnificent Great Barrier Reef more...
defunct mannequins

Craftsmanship: a dying art?

Lida Hujic

15th September, 2011

As London Fashion Week kicks off, Lida Hujic looks at the reasons behind the decline of British craftmanship and asks if we're in danger of losing it altogether more...
google

Behind the Brand: Google

Peter Salisbury

7th September, 2011

Unless you live on the moon, Google is an integral part of your day to day life, but just how ethical is the all-conquering search giant whose motto is ‘Don’t be Evil’? Peter Salisbury investigates more...
Tiger

PHOTO GALLERY: Species on the Edge of Survival

Ruth Styles

1st September, 2011

From the tiger to the bumblebee, the list of endangered birds, animals and insects is a growing one. Now a new book based on the IUCN Red List is providing an insight into the species under threat more...
rugby player

Eco-sportswear: what to wear and how to buy it

Robert Phillips

16th August, 2011

From shoes to shirts and everything in between, Robert Phillips takes a closer look at the eco sports gear on offer more...
Peter Baker, the Jolly Pilgrim

Why we need to stop trying to 'save the planet' and just realise our place in it

Peter Baker

9th August, 2011

In an extract from his new book the Jolly Pilgrim, Peter Baker argues that a Gaian consciousness is slowly emerging out of our efforts to overcome climate change and other environmental challenges more...
L'OREAL PROFESSIONEL

Behind the Brand: L’Oréal

Peter Salisbury

10th August, 2011

It is the biggest beauty company in the world and owns numerous ethical brands including The Body Shop and Pureology, but do its own ethics stand up to close scrutiny? Peter Salisbury reports more...
The Baand

The new north: why Scandinavia is leading the world in eco-design

Ruth Styles

9th August, 2011

The Nordic flair for design has taken eco-fashion to new heights and is setting an example for the rest of the world to follow, says Ruth Styles more...
green headlines

Green Business: Greenhouse Public Relations

Peter Salisbury

2nd August, 2011

Anna Guyer has made a name for her company by only taking clients with impeccable green credentials and refusing to ‘greenwash’ big brands. Peter Salisbury met her to find out more more...
Ecologist Magazine November 1971

The Ecologist November 1971: rural to urban shift

The Ecologist

11th November, 2011

Forty years ago, the Ecologist wrote about problems associated with the flight of Spain's agricultural workers to city centres. more...

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