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10 groups campaigning for a healthier environment

Ecologist

19th June, 2009

How can we be healthy on a sick planet? Especially when many still believe that health is unaffected by what is in the environment. These organisations could save your life more...
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10 approaches to tackling over-consumption

Ecologist

19th June, 2009

'There is enough for everyone’s need, but not for everyone’s greed,’ said Gandhi – but how much does each of us need? more...
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10 groups pushing for cultural change

Ecologist

19th June, 2009

Inspiration for change comes in many guises – from downshifting your personal life to celebrating a community Apple Day to joining a movement for social justice. more...
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CASE STUDY: growing fruit and veg in the city

Ben Willis

3rd March, 2009

A host of communal vegetable gardens are springing up in the concrete heart of East London. Ben Willis meets the woman coaxing life from the urban jungle more...
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CASE STUDY: recycling bicycles

Claire Baylis

1st March, 2009

It’s the greener way to go, but it seems bicycling can tackle everything from health issues to homelessness. Claire Baylis learns the meaning of true pedal power. more...
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People power: support the campaign for the Sustainable Communities Bill

LOCAL WORKS

2nd December, 2005

A Bill drafted by environmental groups and community organisations to make the places we live more sustainable and reverse community decline. But it will only become law with massive grass roots support - that means you!..... more...
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Green jobs are welcome. But will they be good jobs?

Rory O'Neill

30th September, 2009

'Green jobs' are part of economic recovery plans across the globe. But in the rush to create environmental employment, do we risk forgetting the most important things about work: safety and security? more...
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Ivili - new video website for sharing green tech ideas

Jeremy Smith

14th September, 2009

There are plenty of small scale, locally appropriate innovations out there. Jeremy Smith has set up a video archive and social network that puts all the stories and advice together
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The leisure economy: can we save the planet by working less?

Ewan Kingston

1st September, 2009

The idea of a 'leisure economy' has been predicted for decades, but never realised. Despite this, research shows that our working habits continue to put a strain on the planet's resources. Could tackling climate change be as simple as working less? more...
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Copenhagen success rests on cash and commitment

Ecologist

10th July, 2009

New research has revealed that a lack of finance and political commitment lie at the heart of the slow take-up of renewables, as a UK think tank calls for cash for low-carbon technology to be ringfenced more...
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Does teleworking really cut emissions?

Duncan Graham-Rowe

24th June, 2009

Working from home and meeting electronically save time and hassle, but the evidence that they reduce emissions is lacking more...
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Climate change professionals are rich, male and secure. Should we care?

Dan Box

19th June 2009

What happens when the market research on the good guys starts looking a lot like the profile of the bad guys? You breathe a sigh of relief, argues Dan Box more...

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The tao of work

Molly Scott Cato

19th June, 2009

The whole notion of a 'work/life balance' is a symptom of how divided we have become from what makes our lives meaningful, and what brings home the bacon more...
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We have to let you go

Tom Hodgkinson

1st May, 2009

Why are we clinging to the outmoded employment aspirations of an ailing system? You’re not redundant, you’re job-free, says Tom Hodgkinson more...
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Wild work out: Green Gyms

Nicolette Loizou

21st January, 2009

Tired of the treadmill? Bored of the exercise bike? Nicolette Loizou discovers a greener way to get fit 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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Don't get back to work

Tom Hodgkinson

12th February, 2009

How to deal with the job crisis? Try saving your soul by retreating as far as possible from the system that landed us all in this sorry mess more...
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Kyoto2: how to manage the global greenhouse

Oliver Tickell

1st December, 2008

What can we expect of December’s meeting of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Poznan, Poland? The main question will be how to follow the Kyoto Protocol’s first ‘commitment period’, which ends in 2012. more...
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How to be free: Get disconnected

Tom Hodgkinson

6th June, 2008

The internet once represented something like freedom for Tom Hodgkinson, but the honeymoon ended when the problems of the virtual life became all-too-real more...
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The eco-shoes with soles of coconut

Laura Sevier

1st June, 2008

What do you get if you cross a shoe with a coconut? A bounty for the feet. Laura Sevier meets Sven Segal, eco shoe designer and founder of the Po-Zu range, who has found a novel use for waste coconut husks. . .
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The graveyard shift

Tom Hodgkinson

23rd March, 2008

Working life in contemporary Britain should come with a health warning,argues Tom Hodgkinson, or we’ll all end up dying for a job more...
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Nearly 500 US cosmetics 'unsafe'

News

1st October, 2007

478 cosmetic products on sale in the US contain doses of toxic chemicals which are unsafe, even when used as directed on the bottle, the US NGO the Environmental Working Group has revealed. more...
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Europe threatens to sue UK over sulphur dioxide levels

News

4th September, 2007

The Government is facing legal action from the European Commission over levels of sulphur dioxide pollution in East England, the Campaign for Clean Air in London has revealed. more...
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How green is your office?

Low Carbon Innovation Network

19th July, 2007

Research shows that however green we are in the home, most of us leave our eco-habits at the factory gate when we clock in for the nine to five. For those of you who can see what needs to be done in your office, but don't know how to go about doing it, here's an eight-point guide put together by the Low Carbon Innovation Network. more...
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Sustainble Communities Bill edges closer to becoming law

News

22nd June, 2007

The Sustainable Communities Bill - the landmark legislation tabled by MP Nick Hurd which promises to be an enabling act for local communities - has passed its third reading in the House of Commons. more...

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