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Save the Co-op Bank!

Oliver Tickell

1st November 2013

A campaign has been launched to force the UK's Co-operative Bank to retain its ethical and green principles - in the face of a hostile takeover by hedge funds and financial speculators. more...

UK-financed coal mining is devastating Indonesian Borneo

October 1st, 2013

By Miriam Ross

New rules come into force today that require big UK companies to make their carbon emissions public but - explains Miriam Ross - this won't put an end to the environmental degradation and breach of human rights caused by the UK-financed coal mining boom in Kalimantan, Borneo....... more...
Top 10… ways to give old furniture a facelift

Top 10… ways to give old furniture a facelift

Lisa Stephens

25th May, 2012

Don’t go to IKEA – unleash your inner artist and revamp your table and chairs instead. Lisa Stephens shares some expert advice
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Move your money

TAKE ACTION to build a more ethical banking sector

Priyanka Mogul

15th February, 2012

As we slowly recover from one of the worst economic recessions of our time, Move Your Money will guide us towards building a safer and better banking system that we can rely on more...

The Ecologist guide to ethical investments

Ruth Styles and Ben Hudson

17th October, 2011

If the thought of investing makes you go cold, it might be time for a rethink. As Ruth Styles and Ben Hudson discovered, there’s a growing number of ethical investment funds out there making your money work hard for the planet

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Can Positive Money help fix a fatally flawed banking system?

Sarah Bentley

17th August, 2011

A new campaign group is trying to push through reforms that would give customers a choice in investments and make banks more socially useful. But can it break through the banking bottleneck? more...
An empty wallet

Cash-free living: how to survive and thrive without money

Christine Ottery

31st August, 2010

Pounds and pence are important to some but not vital for anyone. From skinny dipping to dustbin dining, there are many ways to live without paying for it. Here are some top tips more...
RBS

RBS should become the UK's Green Investment Bank, say NGOs

Ecologist

26th July, 2010

Campaign groups say turning the publicly-owned RBS into the Green Investment Bank would save money and also provide a model of sustainability for the rest of the banking sector more...
Dan Box

Bond markets, not politicians, control our future

Dan Box

29th April, 2010

We've lost control of our spending and debt to international bond markets and whoever wins the election won't be able to take it back more...
Dan Box

I've picked 5 good firms; 5 bad. Who will do best?

Dan Box

2nd April, 2010

Dan launches a highly unscientific experiment to track the financial fortunes of five green companies, and five less-than-green... more...
Molly Scott Cato

Metric measurements divorce us from the natural world

Molly Scott Cato

19th March, 2010

Molly would glady have been tied to the stake with the other Metric Martyrs... but, being that she wasn't, she's keen to point out why weights and measures matter to all more...
Buying veg at a farmers' market

Farmers' markets, coops and repair shops will seed the new economy

Tim Jackson

26th January, 2010

It's called the 'Cinderella economy'. You know it as the local, sustainable businesses that don't make the GDP figures soar, but do provide jobs and glue communities together... more...

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Molly Scott Cato

Economics without land is a disaster

Molly Scott Cato

13th January, 2010

Economists have all but forgotten about the source of real wealth - the land under our feet. They do so at their peril more...
Dan Box

Look at 'real wealth' and you'll see we're getting poorer

Dan Box

5th January, 2010

Politicians talk a good green economy, but when it comes down to it, they're still only interested in seeing the GDP figures tick upwards... more...
Making greener savings

Five radical things to do with your money

Matilda Lee and Laura Sevier

22nd December, 2008

Why not consider ploughing your green into green? Matilda Lee and Laura Sevier explore a radical response to the credit crunch more...
Dan Box

Food riots will mark the end of oil

Dan Box

23rd November, 2009

The end of the oil age won't be a pretty thing, but a new report by Deutsche Bank suggests it could be even uglier than we feared... more...
Better than shopping

Five things to do instead of shopping

Richard Docwra

25th August, 2009

Avoid buying pointless stuff and start saving cash - here are some cheap, fun and interesting things to do more...
Dan Box

We should all know how RBS spends our money

Dan Box

26th October, 2009

Officials can sternly lecture the City on its excesses as much as they like: when it comes to actually regulating it, politicians just don't care. And don't want us to know... more...

The End of Money and the Future of Civilization

Jaswinder Kaur

29th September, 2009

Thomas H Greco Jr's new book on money challenges the growth fetish and gives practical examples of how community-based exchange systems can save the economy, and the environment, from collapse more...

Launch of the Brixton Pound

Positive TV

24th September, 2009

Last week saw the launch of Brixton's local currency, the Brixton Pound, with much fanfare. In this interview, we get the details on the new notes from Duncan Law more...
Making greener savings

Ecologist guide to ethical finance

Ecologist

14th October, 2009

Banks, building societies, ethical funds, pensions or people - where should the discerning environmentalist put their money? more...
An old electricity meter

Government pledges smart meters for all by 2020

Ecologist

19th June, 2009

As the Government commits to a high-tech revolution in the home - meters that can be read remotely and may help alter energy habits - questions are raised about data security... and whether any of us will be interested more...
Baby crawling

How to raise a green baby on a budget

Anna Shepard

1st June 2009

Limited funds and a concern for the environment don’t have to be incompatible when it comes to raising a child. Anna Shepard shows how. more...
chair

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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Visionaries: Bill Drayton

Ecologist

1st April 2009

Bill Drayton is a slight, eager man who straddles worlds. He knows his stuff, having graduated from Harvard, Oxford and Yale, and has a theory of everything. more...

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