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A child plays in an empty box.

Child's Play: How Children Learn

Phoebe Doyle

17th July, 2012

They need to play; we buy them toys. But education writer Phoebe Doyle thinks you might just be wasting your money, and your children’s time more...
Fragile Earth

PHOTO GALLERY: Fragile Earth app

Ruth Styles

25th April, 2012

From shrinking seas to devastated rainforests, a new app, Fragile Earth, is helping to chart humanity’s trail of destruction while challenging us to do something about it more...
In season now: what to eat in February

In season now: what to eat during February

Ben Hudson

30th January, 2012

It's the month of love, so warm the cockles by tucking in to wonderful seasonal fare. Big Barn founder, Anthony Davidson, shares his February favourites more...
Green appliances: a buyer’s guide

Green home appliances: a buyer’s guide

Hannah Corr

24th January, 2012

Thinking of trading in your old fridge? We’ve got the lowdown on how to get hold of electricals that are genuinely green
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The Fruit Tree Handbook

The Fruit Tree Handbook

Andy McKee

3rd November, 2011

Packed with helpful hints and detailed explanation, The Fruit Tree Handbook is a must-read for ‘top fruit’ enthusiasts, says Andy McKee more...
apples

In season now: what to eat during October

Henry Gass

3rd October, 2011

Beetroot, apples and carrots are all part of October’s culinary repertoire. Top chef, Theresa Webb of the Kitchen Buddy Culinary School picks her favourites more...
green mobile apps

Five of the best…eco friendly mobile apps

Rosie Spinks

9th September, 2011

Who says technology can’t be good for the environment? Rosie Spinks rounds up the apps that are making the planet a greener place to be more...
barbie

Barbie toy includes packaging from Indonesia deforestation

Ecologist

9th June, 2011

Greenpeace claim packaging for the barbie doll is produced using timber from critically endangered Indonesian rainforest more...
ireland

The Green Ireland travel app: the Emerald Isle just got greener

Jeff Holman

14th April, 2011

Want to find a way to enjoy the incredible landscapes of Ireland without leaving your carbon footprints all over them? There’s an app for that! more...
Apple iPhone

Apple: the hidden costs of your iPad and iPhone

Eifion Rees

4th April, 2011

It may have billion-pound profits and gushing praise for technological innovation but Apple is increasingly in the spotlight over its labour rights and environmental record. Eifion Rees reports on the 'sweatshop brand' more...
Sumatran forest

Revealed: paper giant 'linked to Indonesian forest trashing' targeted activists

Mandy Haggith

30th March, 2011

A little-reported legal battle in Italy between paper company Pigna and eco-activists from Terra! is leading to fears that it may open the way for big companies to muzzle legitimate environmental protests. Mandy Haggith reports
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Q&A: Helena Norberg-Hodge

Jemima Roberts

2nd March, 2011

Filmmaker, campaigner and environmental pioneer Helena Norberg-Hodge talks to Jemima Roberts about her latest film - The Economics of Happiness - the damage globalisation is doing, and what can be done to counter it

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Sumatran forest

Greenpeace: Asia Pulp and Paper's PR is greenwash, their sustainability claims a joke

Ian Duff

23rd February, 2011

Tesco, Adidas and others have already cut ties with the controversial paper and packaging supplier. In a scathing response to recent APP claims that it is greening itself, Ian Duff urges others to follow suit - until APP adopts sustainable practices more...
Deforestation

Asia Pulp and Paper: why activists are wrong over destructive logging allegations

Aida Greenbury

January 31st, 2011

The paper giant has been accused by Greenpeace of destructive logging and green-washing. But campaigners are mistaken, says APP boss Aida Greenbury - the company is supporting REDD projects and putting sustainability at the centre of operations more...

The Economics of Happiness

Ecologist

12th January,2011

A sneak preview of Helena Norberg-Hodge's epic documentary which examines how 'going local' is a powerful strategy to help repair our fractured world - ecosystems, societies and individuals more...
Goldenberries

Strange fruit: 8 tempting ideas from the orchard to brighten your week

Emma Cooper

14th September, 2010

Oranges, grapes and Granny Smiths are so last year, says Emma Cooper. This autumn, tuck into goji berries, strawberry spinach and wonderberries instead... more...

Securing a future for Amazonian rubber-tappers

Giovana Zilli

8th September, 2010

A pioneering initiative is helping to rebuild the traditional local economy and livelihoods of the Amazonian rubber-tappers more...
Light bulb

How to green your flat on the cheap

George Wigmore

17th June, 2010

Small, inexpensive changes can add up to big savings when it comes to greening a rental property more...
Fingers in ears

How should environmentalists deal with an onslaught of bad news?

Chris Johnstone

12th May, 2010

It's easy to close your eyes and turn away, but facing problems and thinking about them can, in the long run, make us happier individuals more...

Behind the label: talcum powder

Pat Thomas

13th April, 2010

Keeping your baby's bottom soft and dry shouldn't mean exposing it to a potentially harmful and environmentally costly substance more...
Tom Hodgkinson

No-one put Keats on a well-being course and a dose of Prozac

Tom Hodgkinson

4th March, 2010

An obsession with happiness science is just the chemistry set for a new opiate of the masses. Give me misery, says Tom Hodgkinson more...
Andy Hamilton holding a sprig of holly

Christmas presents and decorations - without shopping

Andy Hamilton

7th December, 2009

Christmas needn't be an orgy of consumerism: the more thought, and the less money, that goes into a gift, the more gratefully it is likely to be received. Here are some great ideas... more...
Wheeling a shopping trolley around a supermarket

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...

CASE STUDY: sustainable uses for gluts of autumn apples

Jan Goodey

8th October, 2009

An innovative Lottery-funded 'Scrumping Project' in Brighton and Hove is bringing rare apples back into the community more...

How efficient are your home appliances?

Kate Herbert

17th September, 2009

Energy Tariff Ltd launches an energy calculator website for domestic appliances, allowing you to choose the most efficient products and tariffs. more...

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