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Out and About: 1/19 of 19

Roundwood timber framing: the greener way to build

Maddy Harland

19th October, 2010

Using our native softwoods and 'in the round' construction, this innovative technique results in beautiful buildings with high environmental credentials more...
The Flycatcher by Richard Steel (Highly Commended in the International Year of Biodiversity Category)

PHOTO GALLERY: The best of Britain's biodiversity

Eifion Rees

30th December, 2010

A new book featuring some of the best wildlife photographers working in the country celebrates the British natural world more...

Recycle your car, don't scrap it

Eifion Rees

7th December, 2010

Two million cars are disposed of every year in the UK, only half of them through the proper channels. Recycle materials and cut down on pollution by sending your old banger to an authorised treatment facility more...
By greening up its act, Seoul is setting an example to the rest of South Korea

Seoul: on course to be one of the world's greenest cities?

Anna Sheldrick

30th November, 2010

Seoul, host of this year's G20, is well on the way to achieving its goal of becoming one of the world's most eco-friendly cities. But, as Anna Sheldrick reports, there may be room for improvement elsewhere in South Korea more...

PHOTO GALLERY: Migratory animals and birds face a new battle for survival

Eifion Rees

26th October, 2010

Some of nature's most majestic creatures are migratory, but their future in a changing world is far from certain, as a stunning new book of photographs makes clear more...
Ortas exhibition

Art for the Amazon: Natural History Museum uses art to tackle eco-crisis

Sam Phillips

12th October, 2010

A new exhibition draws inspiration from the plight of the Amazon and uses artwork to suggest and inspire creative solutions to an impending environmental catastrophe more...
Cycling to work

Pedal power: ditch the headaches and cycle to work

Juliet Kemp

28th September, 2010

Commuting to work by bike is easier - and the reasons not to do it flimsier - than you think. Here's our guide to dealing with the excuses and improving pedal power in your workplace more...
Map reading

Where am I? The world beyond sat-navs

Trevor Critchley

2nd July, 2009

Maps have lost their initial purpose of orientating lost travellers. Today they mean much more: they are tools to help re-connect us to the natural world, writes Trevor Critchley more...
Under the Thatch

Green holidays: Under the Thatch

Richard Hammond

1st July, 2008

Derelict cottages restored to former glory, happy holidaymakers and revived communities – all the result of one man’s vision. Richard Hammond reports more...
Urban Walking

Will modern-day flaneurs help rebuild fragmented communities?

Nika Stella-Sawicka

1st September, 2009

In the age of high-speed travel, walking - alone or in groups - is the foremost way to reconnect to cities, our environment and one another more...
The Big Green Gathering in Somerset, Britain's largest and liveliest green event

Green guide to summer festivals

Mariam Bhacker

7th July, 2009

Ten festivals worth digging your wellies out for this summer more...
5 Green holidays in the UK

UK holidays: Five of the best green getaways

Sophie Chamay

30th June, 2009

A converted watermill in Yorkshire, yurts in the Isle of Wight, an eco hostel in the Scottish highlands, a 16th century horticultural farmhouse in Kent and a Romany gypsy caravan in Wales... more...

Out and About: 1/19 of 19

Workmen install a solar panel on a roof

Cutting council emissions could create 70,000 green jobs

Ecologist

25th June, 2009

A drive to persuade county councils to cut their carbon dioxide emissions by 40 per cent by 2020 could result in as many as 70,000 green jobs, new research reveals more...
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Dilemma: How do you define unneccesary travel?

Matilda Lee

19th June, 2009

With plane, train and automobile emissions still increasing,
are we being honest with ourselves about how and how often we travel? Matilda Lee looks at the bare necessities of transport
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Green Futures Radio Image

Radio station brings green agenda to festivals

Jan Goodey

19th June, 2009

Green Futures Radio brings environmental issues, as well as up and coming young musicians, to festival-going audiences more...
Climate Camp at Glastonbury 2009

Glastonbury festival welcomes The Camp for Climate Action

Kevin Smith

11th June 2009

As the summer festival season gets into full swing join the the Climate Campers more...
Paul Miles man on a boat

Life on a canal boat - Part III

Paul Miles

19th June, 2009

In the final instalment from Britain’s historic waterways, the Ecologist’s narrowboat correspondent finds a literal and metaphorical light at the end of the tunnel on the Grand Union canal more...
Paul Miles - Man on a Boat

Life on a canal boat - Part II

Paul Miles

1st June, 2009

In the second communiqué from the canals of Britain, a narrowboat newbie finds the pace of life slowing to the speed of the water, offering time for reflection and a deeper appreciation of the great outdoors more...
Paul Miles at a canal lock

Life on a canal boat - Part I

Paul Miles

1st May, 2009

In the first of a three-part series, a repentant travel writer trades in his longhaul flights and luxury holidays for three months living on a narrowboat



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