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If a Tree Falls

If a tree falls: the story behind the making of an American 'eco terrorist' group

Matilda Lee

22nd June, 2011

The Earth Liberation Front targeted dozens of businesses they accused of destroying the environment. As a new film charting its rise and fall premieres in the US, Matilda Lee speaks to director Marshall Curry about the fine line between activism and terrorism more...
flower girl

Review: Love+Art

Ruth Styles

4th May, 2011

Organic, Fairtrade and ultra-effective, there’s plenty to love about Love+Art, says Ruth Styles more...
Rare earth factory

Estonia enters the race in scramble to secure rare earths

Joel Tozer

20th April,2011

With China's rare earth industry blighted by claims of toxic pollution, Estonian company Silmet is stepping up production to meet demand for rare earths essential in the manufacture of electrical gadgets and green technologies more...
Warren Carter

How ethical food production can change troubled lives

Jan Goodey

26th April, 2011

From Slough to the Moulsecoomb Forest Garden & Wildlife Project in Brighton, Warren Carter is a radical food grower on a mission to transform the lives of troubled youngsters. Jan Goodey meets him more...
Friends of the Earth video

TAKE ACTION on conserving home energy (with a sexy helping hand)

Matilda Lee

1st April, 2011

Friends of the Earths' saucy new campaign video aims to get people turned on to energy efficiency more...
cool shoes

Best foot forward: eco friendly footwear

The Ecologist

29th March, 2011

From Melissa to Brooks, eco-friendly shoes are more stylish than ever more...
patriotic bunting

How to…throw an eco-friendly Royal Wedding party

Ruth Styles

23rd March, 2011

Crack open the champagne and bring out the bunting: Ruth Styles looks at green ways to throw a suitably stylish Royal Wedding shebang more...
Neil Kingsnorth

CAMPAIGN HERO: Neil Kingsnorth, head of activism at Friends of the Earth

Matilda Lee

22nd March, 2011

The Ecologist talks to Neil Kingsnorth about Friends of the Earth's most (and least) successful campaigns and why community groups are vital to the future of UK activism more...

Carbon neutral clubbing

The Ecologist

18th March, 2011

Dutch company, Sustainable Dance Club, have come up with a novel way to party and save the planet at the same time more...
Sumatran forest

7 ways to help stop tropical deforestion & illegal logging

Peter Dauvergne & Jane Lister

11th March, 2011

A store like Walmart can wield more power than a country over a logging company - especially in the global South. But what's good for Walmart is not always good for the planet. Peter Dauvergne & Jane Lister outline 7 key tools for retailers to limit the impacts of timber consumption more...
Platform

Platform: attempting to drive a wedge between the Tate Modern and BP

Matilda Lee

18th February, 2011

Should oil and gas companies be sponsoring the arts? No, says the man behind the unconventional pressure group that's tackling the 'carbon web of institutions' more...

Q&A: Govinda Sah ‘Azad’

Ruth Styles

17th February, 2011

Are clouds a metaphor for climate change? Artist Govinda Sah ‘Azad’ talks to Ruth Styles about how art can play a part in the fight against global warming more...

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1 minute to save the world - Film Competition

Give the colours back to the earth

Ecologist

11th February,2011

Watch the winner of the 'best youth film' award in the 1 Minute to Save the World competition, sponsored by Unicef and SONY Open Planet, produced by the children and staff at Wilbury Primary School more...

Greenland, at the National Theatre

Matilda Lee

10th February, 2011

‘When you see smoke coming from under the door, but nobody does anything about it, you start to believe the majority. Even if the house is on fire, we do nothing.' more...

PICK OF THE DAY: The Good Shopping Guide ethical shopping app

The Ecologist

8th February, 2011

You’ve read the book, now try the smart phone app: the Good Shopping Guide makes buying green a cinch more...
Jatropha curcas seedlings

Biofuels: jatropha still linked to 'land grabbing and displacement of farmers'

The Ecologist

26th January,2011

European investment companies continue to tout the biofuel as a 'wonder-crop' despite serious environmental and social impacts - Friends of the Earth report more...

Food Justice

Ruth Styles

13th January, 2011

In Food Justice, Robert Gottilieb and Anupama Josh make a compelling case for a more integrated approach to changing the way we eat, says Ruth Styles more...
Traffic jam

Air pollution linked to 200,000 premature deaths in UK

Tom Levitt

21st December, 2010

Campaigners urge health secretary Andrew Lansley to act to reduce air pollution, as government medical experts warn of its 'significant' health burden more...

CAMPAIGN HERO: James Thornton of ClientEarth

Matilda Lee

6th December, 2010

Can lawyers really save the world? James Thornton from UK law firm ClientEarth believes they can - and is leading the way in achieving ecological justice more...
Bluefin tuna

Why the failure of the bluefin tuna summit is bad for people and the environment

James Thornton

30th November, 2010

The ICCAT summit on bluefin tuna was stained by a lack of transparency, allegations of illegality and disturbing examples of financial interests trampling over environmental concerns, says James Thornton

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CAMPAIGN HERO: Simon Birkett of the Campaign for Clean Air in London

Matilda Lee

15th November, 2010

Simon Birkett founded the cross-party Campaign for Clean Air in London (CCAL) in 2006 which aims to achieve World Health Organisation standards of air quality. He believes that if we comply with relevant laws Britain can show the world in 2012 how to successfully tackle air quality, climate change and sustainability issues... more...

How to Win Campaigns Part 2: Working with the media

Chris Rose

8th November, 2010

Top tips on getting and sustaining media attention for your campaign, from one of the leading campaigners around... more...
NUS Green Impact Logo

Green Impact Students’ Unions

The Ecologist is proud to be this year’s media partner for the NUS Green Impact Students’ Unions programme more...
My paper boat

My Paper Boat: the harsh reality of climate change

Ecologist

3rd November, 2010

The compelling film about the harsh reality of climate change which won last year's '1 minute to save the world' film competition to highlight the impacts of climate change more...

How to Win Campaigns Part I: Communication essentials

Chris Rose

29th October, 2010

Proven top tips on communicating your issues effectively from one of the UK's most successful campaigners... more...

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