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farmers' markets

Top 10…UK farmers’ markets

Jeff Holman

15th April, 2011

From local specialities to homemade treats, shopping at Britain’s farmers’ markets is a great way to get stuck into premium produce and support local farmers. Jeff Holman rounds up some of the best more...
Plantation worker

A bitter cup: the truth behind Britain's favourite drink

The Ecologist

13th April, 2011

Watch this film examining how tea workers in the developing world struggle to get by on poverty wages while British supermarkets make huge profits more...
Take action to green your cuppa!

TAKE ACTION: Campaigns to green your cuppa

Matilda Lee

13th April, 2011

As part of the Ecologist's special investigation into the hidden costs of tea, milk and sugar, here's how to get involved in cleaning up your cuppa more...

Why our growing taste for cheap Brazilian beef is devastating the Amazon

Chris Pala

5th April, 2011

Brazil’s cattle sector has become the largest driver for deforestation globally, overtaking palm oil plantations in Asia. With the UK sourcing 40 per cent of its processed beef from Brazil, campaigners are now calling for a consumer boycott. Chris Pala investigates more...
Kevin Steele, Climate Week

Just how green is Climate Week?

Matilda Lee

15th March, 2011

From the 21st to 27th March thousands of people in the UK will be involved in a week of action on climate change. So why is Climate Week making some greens so angry? more...
Supermarket trolley

Laura Sandys MP: why food security must be viewed as a strategic threat

Laura Sandys

18th January, 2011

With cheap food pricing, over-reliance on imports, and the pressures of a growing population, the UK's food security is set to rise up the national agenda. The Coalition Government must be prepared for the challenges ahead more...
Stockmarket

Sustainable stock exchanges: a new choice for investors

Chris Milton

28th December, 2010

Can the cut-throat, speculative world of the stock market be used to hold businesses to account for environmental damage and human rights abuses? Chris Milton investigates for the Ecologist more...
Carbon dioxide emissions

California overcomes oil opposition to approve the first US carbon-trading scheme

Tom Levitt

17th December, 2010

The state, the eighth largest economy in the world, hopes to create the second biggest carbon market after Europe when it opens in 2012 more...

CAMPAIGN HERO: Richard Miller of ActionAid UK

Matilda Lee

14th December, 2010

The Director of ActionAid UK talks to us about ending global poverty, achieving trade justice and making supermarkets accountable more...
Graciela Chichilnisky

Will 21st century capitalism go green?

Graciela Chichilnisky

21th September, 2010

The role of economics and the future of capitalism will be to preserve our natural resources rather than destroy them but the US may be missing the message, says economist Graciela Chichilnisky more...
Tropical rainforests

Shell funding of forest protection scheme could result in 'largest land grab of all time'

Ecologist

8th September, 2010

Oil giant's investment in Indonesian REDD conservation project is a crude attempt to increase profit and gloss over its expanding oil drilling operations, say campaigners more...
Organic vegetables

Organic food comes of age at Bristol's Organic Food Festival

Eifion Rees

26th August, 2010

Held at Bristol Harbourside and celebrating its 10th anniversary, Europe's largest organic festival is a feast of food, drink and fabric that doesn't cost the earth more...

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'Street champions' inspire communities to adopt low-carbon lifestyles

Laura Laker

13th August, 2010

A pioneering social marketing project in Richmond and Ham is using neighbourhood networks to improve energy efficiency in the borough more...
Community garden

Life without supermarkets: community action is the best way to beat them

Laura Laker

10th August, 2010

A hypermarket victory in Hackney demonstrates how local groups can help protect community shops... more...
Pay the price

An international campaign to raise the price of food

Matilda Welin

5th August, 2010

Are demands for higher prices the future of food campaigning? Pay the Price is a Swedish thinktank demanding more expensive food to cover the hidden costs of production more...
Supermarket trolley

Farmers will have to wait until 2012 for supermarket watchdog

Ecologist

3rd August, 2010

Government bill likely to be put forward this autumn but final body may not be up and running for another two years, admit officials more...
Money

Life without supermarkets: forget posh organic shops; check out food co-ops

Laura Laker

13th July, 2010

To keep prices down, Laura shops around and gives food co-ops a whirl... more...
Annie Leonard

Annie Leonard: 'computers are great, but do they have to have neurotoxins in them?'

Laura Sevier

15th June, 2010

The waste warrior behind the You Tube hit and now book 'The Story of Stuff', on banning children's advertising, making manufacturers responsible for waste and shifting our values more...
food co-ops

Life without supermarkets: escaping choice overload

Laura Laker

14th June, 2010

Laura Laker discovers the joys of farmers' markets, the convenience of vegboxes, and the horror of plans for a nearby Tesco Metro that will threaten her local corner shop more...
trolleys

Committing to a life without supermarkets

Laura Laker

14th May, 2010

No-one enjoys supermarket shopping. But kicking the habit requires conviction, as Laura Laker reveals in the first of a new series... more...
Caroline Lucas

Green Party victory start of 'historic new political force'

Ecologist

7th May, 2010

Newly elected MP Caroline Lucas said her party was now ready to 'take its rightful place in Parliament' after her landmark victory in yesterday's general election more...

Is social marketing our last chance to change people?

Jonah Sachs and Susan Finkelpearl

13th April, 2010

Worldwatch's influential State of the World 2010 report tells us why we need more stories addressing climate change and fewer shocking facts
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Pricing Carbon book

EU carbon trading scheme has been 'an enormous success'

Danny Ellerman

9th March, 2010

The European Emissions Trading Scheme was always going to disappoint the NGOs who wanted a perfect climate solution, but simply bashing it ignores the progerss that can be made through small steps more...
Pricing Carbon book

European carbon trading labelled 'model for the world'

Ecologist

1st March, 2010

The world’s first carbon trading scheme should be used as a model for global cap-and-trade says leading American economist more...
Guardian Environment Network

MPs propose carbon tax to boost green investment

Terry Macalister

8th February, 2010

MPs say a carbon tax is needed to get the EU emissions trading scheme working more...

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