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Creative ways to downshift

Laura Sevier

28th March, 2008

What does quality of life mean to you? Is it the stuff you buy, keeping up with the Joneses? Or is fresh, clean air, the company you keep, and a less stressful living environment more important? more...
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Community Wedge

John Bird

6th September, 2007

How can we stop the juggernauts of so-called progress from sweeping away every bit of individualism and community that well-run high streets bring us? John Bird wants to give you his card 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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Neighbourless Hoods

Paul Kingsnorth

1st December, 2005

Churches turned into pubs. Brooding Victorian warehouses replaced with sparkly identikit apartments. Family shops and independent cafes bankrupted by Starbucks, Tesco’s et al. When will we wake up to this grim, placeless reality? more...
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Many Happy Returns

Bridget Nicholls

21st November, 2005

If you go down to Barnes today you're in for a big surprise. The sterile concrete of a former reservoir has been turned into a world renowned haven for birds and wildlife. Bridget Nicholls wises a happy fifth birthday to the London Wetland Centre more...
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Duck Pond Turns Newsworthy

Malcolm Tait

11th November, 2005

A simple vist to feed the ducks hits the headlines and highlights the way in which humans both love nature and are also doing their best to destroy it more...
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New ecology party? That's the last thing we need

Paul Jennings

1st July, 2005

The short cut to transformation offered by politics is an illusion more...
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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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People Power

Jeremy Smith

1st June, 2004

The community of Machynlleth has gone beyond just investing in someone else’s wind turbine. They’ve clubbed together and planned, built and paid for one of their own. more...
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Ecologist questionnaire: how much do you know about where you live?

The Ecologist

1st May, 2004

‘If we could think locally, we would take far better care of things than we do now. The right local questions and answers will be the right global ones. The Amish question, "What will this do for our community?" tends toward the right answer for the world.’ Wendell Berry more...
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Seeds of Hope

Nicola Graydon

1st December, 2003

Ladakh is framed by the Karakoram mountains to the north and the Himalayas to the south. Yet even in this remote environment the forces of global consumerism are intruding. Nicola Graydon reports on the locals' inspiring defence of their culture more...
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Global Worming

Janis Crawford

1st April, 2003

Why do we dispose of organic waste in landfill sites? Shouldn’t we – individuals, councils and businesses – all be using worms to compost it? By Janis Crawford. more...

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Like Flowers Breaking through the Cement

Holly Wren

1st April, 2003

Many people dismiss environmentalism as a middle-class luxury that few can afford. But in Mexico City a group of impoverished street punks are pioneering radical social alternatives because their survival depends on it. Holly Wren reports. more...
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13 Globe-trotting indigenous grannies carry message of unity and prayer

Nicola Graydon

1st January, 2001

Grandmother Earth - Thirteen matriarchs from indigenous cultures are currently touring the world, promoting peace, unity and a respect for nature. nicola Graydon meets one of them, Mona Polacca more...

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