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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...
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TAKE ACTION: Tools for Self Reliance providing practical help for practical people

Sophie Laggan

25th November, 2011

Charity group Tools for Self Reliance empower the disadvantaged - providing tools and skills so that others can go on to create small businesses in hands-on occupations such as carpentry and tailoring more...
Arcola Theatre

Arcola theatre: on a mission to be the world's first carbon neutral theatre

Laura Laker

24th February, 2011

Arcola theatre has made its name with cutting-edge artistic productions while insisting its carbon footprint be as low as possible more...
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How to start growing food on social housing estates

Christine Ottery

30th July, 2010

Estate community gardens are springing up in our cities - here's how to transform a derelict urban space into a food growing hub more...
Erik Assadourian

Erik Assadourian: our society needs some serious cultural engineering

Matilda Lee

10th March, 2010

The editor of the influential Worldwatch 'State of the World' report on the best ways to transform cultures from consumerism to sustainability more...
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End of the road for petrolheads

Leo Hickman

24th March, 2009

Cancellation of the British International Motor Show should signal an end to our onanistic car culture more...
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Fallow and fertile

Ed Hamer

20th June, 2008

Ed Hamer questions the sanity of agricultural policies that increasingly threaten the sovereignty of the British farmer, as well as the food security of the nation more...
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Real England: The Battle Against the Bland

Peter Hughes

1st June, 2008

Plastic population English culture is becoming increasingly artificial, but there are still those fighting its decline more...
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Farming despair

Raj Patel

1st November, 2007

As the bluetongue virus sinks its teeth into British livestock, there is one appalling certainty: like the outbreaks of Mad Cow Disease and foot-and-mouth before it, some farmers will see no way out, and take their own lives. Farmers in Britain are the profession second most likely to commit suicide (after, bizarrely, dentistry). more...
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Organic farming CAN feed the world

News

17th July, 2007

A new study by scientists at the University of Michigan in the US suggests that on farms in industrialised countries, organic farming can produce comparable yields to those achieved by conventional farming. more...
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Everyday Green

City Hippy

28th August, 2006

Follow my efforts to create a green lifestyle roadmap for the mainstream. more...
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Say It Without Flowers

Venetia Hargreaves-Allen

1st October, 2003

Say: ‘I am happy to pay for environmental degradation, chronic illness and labour rights abuses in countries that grow flowers for Western consumers but cannot feed their own people.’ more...

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Solutions for a farming future

Steven Gorelick

7th June, 2000

Steven Gorelick lays out just a few of the policy changes, priority shifts and new approaches that could help save rural life, and lead to more sustainable farming more...
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Small scale farming: A global perspective

Peter Rosset and Vandana Shiva

3rd June, 2000

Peter Rosset argues for small farms in the North...and Vandana Shiva champions those in the South more...

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