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Community garden in Essex

The only way is Essex: the community breathing new life into a disused country estate

Laura Sevier

11th November, 2011

In Romford, Essex, villagers are getting their hands dirty transforming a historic walled garden at Bedfords Park more...
Farm Shops

Ten of the best…farm shops

Vanessa Jones

4th November, 2011

Offering the ultimate in locally produced food, Britain's farm shops are a culinary national treasure more...
home brew

How to make your own booze

Hannah Corr

1st November, 2011

With no food miles, no additives and no duty involved, making your own alcohol saves both money and the planet. Hannah Corr explains how to get started more...
green christmas

The Ecologist guide to greening Christmas

Ruth Styles

1st November, 2011

From food to fun, we've got the skinny on how to make this year's festivities the greenest ever more...
URBAN GARDENING

Ten of the best…ways to get stuck into urban gardening

Hannah Corr

28th October, 2011

Growing your own fruit and vegetables doesn’t have to involve huge amounts of space. As Hannah Corr explains, there are plenty of short cuts for city dwellers who want to get stuck in more...
green shampoo

Five of the best…eco friendly shampoos

Ruth Styles

27th October, 2011

All are surfactant, pollutant and paraben free but which eco shampoo is best? Ruth Styles put them to the test more...
Fields in Italy

Freedom food: the organic farmers who took on the Italian mafia

Gianluca Martelliano

25th October, 2011

Would you work on confiscated lands owned by mafia bosses who have killed countless people? The Ecologist reports from Italy on the new farming cooperative turning a bloody past into organic olive oil, oranges and wine more...
Pai Skincare

Pai: the eco favourite taking the beauty world by storm

Ruth Styles

6th October, 2011

Pai has been bubbling under the radar for a while now, but with the launch of its new BioAffinity toner, it’s one brand about to hit the big time, says Ruth Styles more...
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Toxic fallout as activists challenge strawberry industry's pesticide use

Rosie Spinks

10th October, 2011

Faced with the potential use of a dangerous pesticide methyl iodide to spray crops in their backyards, a group of Californian teenagers decided to stand up to the might of industrial agribusiness. Rosie Spinks reports more...
coffee

Coffee: is the black stuff as green as it should be?

George Blacksell

4th October, 2011

From deforestation to fertiliser; our taste for coffee has left some of the world’s most precious eco-systems in a precarious state. George Blacksell looks at how the coffee industry is cleaning up its act more...
eco lipsticks

Hello Hauschka! The green skincare brands making a bid for your make-up bag

Ruth Styles

28th September, 2011

OK, so Dr Hauschka’s cosmetics range isn’t really news, but the goodies coming out of Haushka and NATorigin HQ are well worth spending a few pennies on. Ruth Styles puts them to the test more...
LIMITLESS DRESS

How to...make your wardrobe go further

Hannah Corr

23rd September, 2011

There are plenty of ways to keep your wardrobe fresh without having to hit the high street. Hannah Corr reveals a few tips on making the most of what you've got more...

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rugby world cup

How to…make following your sports team green

Ruth Styles and Catuxa Argibay

16th September, 2011

Whether it’s rugby, cricket or football you’re into, there are ways to make your sporting pursuits a little greener. Ruth Styles and Catuxa Argibay have more more...
Centre for Sustainable Fashion

Inside the London College of Fashion's eco-hub

Matilda Lee

15th September, 2011

Fashionable ideas get an ethical makeover at the Centre for Sustainable Fashion. Matilda Lee reports more...
Neal's Yard Remedies

Neal's Yard Remedies: organic skincare to feed the soul

Laura Sevier

14th September, 2011

Neal's Yard Remedies is a cut above other skincare companies in its commitment to natural ingredients. Laura Sevier speaks to owner Peter Kindersley about the brand's deep ecology more...
bee

Bee Lovely: the hand cream standing up for insects

Ruth Styles

14th September, 2011

Britain’s bees are in big trouble, but Neal’s Yard Remedies have come to the rescue with a campaign and limited edition hand cream. Ruth Styles put it to the test more...
The Development of the Organic Network: Linking People and Themes, 1945-95

The Development of the Organic Network: Linking People and Themes,1945-95

Mark Newton

8th September, 2011

Phillip Conford's treatise on the rise of the organic movement is anything but dull, says Mark Newton more...
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The Harvest: new film reveals scourge of child labour in US farming

Rosie Spinks

1st September, 2011

Despite campaigning to reduce child labour internationally, the US is home to at least 230,000 child labourers toiling in the fields to pick blueberries, tomatoes or cotton more...
luxury eco-beauty

Eco chic: why organic beauty is giving the luxury market a run for its money

Ruth Styles

17th August, 2011

Beauty’s new eco-luxury brands with their emphasis on organic ingredients combined with wrinkle-busting efficiency give you the best of both worlds, says Ruth Styles more...
happy baby

Five of the best...eco-friendly babycare products

Gervase Poulden

10th August, 2011

Good for adults, but even better for babies: Gervase Poulden rounds up five chemical, phosphate and paraben free products that will really make a difference to your children’s skin
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eco menswear

Five of the best...green menswear

Robert Phillips

25th July, 2011

Eco-friendly womenswear is topping the fashion charts and, says Robert Phillips, menswear isn’t far behind more...
Community farm in Surrey

How a community farm for London could end 'madness of flying and shipping in food'

Sarah Bentley

1st August, 2011

More than £800,000 has been raised towards the cost of setting up a unique farm - complete with green houses, polytunnels, irrigation system, woodland, orchards and a shop - that could help meet the capitals' future food needs more...
permaculture

Time for gardeners to stop living the ‘Good Lie’

Bob Sherman

22nd July, 2011

Amateur gardeners striving to live the 'Good Life' should ensure they check the contents of store-bought compost. For peat's sake - we need to think beyond our backyards and choose compost carefully more...
anti-ageing

Natural anti-ageing: Melvita versus Tata Harper

Ruth Styles

20th July, 2011

Claiming to combine anti-ageing efficacy with green credentials is nothing new but in the case of Melvita and Tata Harper, those claims could be justified. Ruth Styles put them to the test more...
Organic label

Organic movement fights 'supermarket takeover' of ideals

Tom Levitt

21st July, 2011

The founding ideals of the organic movement are being eroded by the drive for mass-production. The dilemma its supporters now face, is how to spread the organic message without losing its principles more...

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