The Ecologist

 

opera: 1/16 of 16

Operation Disclosure forces DfT London lockdown

by Paul Creeney

Last Monday (8 April) campaigners against the Bexhill-Hastings link road (BHLR) held a nine-hour vigil outside the Department for Transport, attempting to search for redacted documents on the road. Paul Creeney reports...... more...
Rochdale Pioneer Performance

The rise and rise of co-op schools

Mervyn Wilson

6th August, 2012

Do co-operative schools (trust schools and academies) provide a democratic community based alternative? Mervyn Wilson, Principal of the Co-operative College – which has been at the heart of the development of co-operative schools - explains why co-operatives are proving so popular more...
Solar power in Brixton

How solar power came to a Brixton council estate

Mark Briggs

25th April, 2012

Following a successful share issue, the UK's first 100 per cent community owned inner-city social housing solar power project went live last month. Mark Briggs visited to find out more more...
How to start a co-operative, the Ecologist

How to start a co-operative in five steps

Giles Simon

20th April, 2012

From artisan bakers to green energy schemes, co-operative businesses, owned and run by members, are enjoying a renaissance. Here the co-operative trade association offers a practical guide to creating your own more...
Lake Saimaa

Lake swimming, wild berries and traditional smoke saunas: summer at Lake Saimaa

Ruth Styles

11 August, 2011

With its ultra-clean water and unspoilt countryside, Finland’s Lakeland is a paradise for nature lovers and foodies alike, says Ruth Styles more...

Ecologist guide to ethical investments

Eifion Rees and Matilda Lee

5th November, 2010

All you need to know to start putting your money where your mouth is more...

Ecologist guide to ethical investments

Eifion Rees and Matilda Lee

5th November, 2010

All you need to know to start putting your money where your mouth is more...
Molly Scott Cato

Forget the 'big society'; we just need a co-operative one

Molly Scott Cato

16th August, 2010

Claims that we need a 'big society' to fix our 'broken' one are just Victorian throwbacks - we have the business tools to survive; we just need a co-operative attitude to go with them more...
Ferry

The People's Ferry: reducing emissions by buying a ship

Paul Miles

24th June, 2010

How a discontinued ferry service between Swansea and Cork was reborn when locals pooled money and resources...and bought their own ship more...

Why hand-weaving is a technology for the 21st century

Katherine Joseph

12th May, 2010

Far from being drudgery, weaving without a machine is, for many Indians, a route to emancipation and financial independence more...

How to get community investment in green projects

Ed Hamer

11th November, 2009

Many a good idea has floundered for lack of funds, but with today's models for community finance this need no longer be so... 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...

opera: 1/16 of 16

Beekeeping for ecology, economy and food security

Jamie Skey

1st September, 2009

Bees Abroad, a UK beekeeping charity, has initiated a project to train and support Malawian beekeepers. Find out how you can help... more...
Pigs on a farm

Swine flu widower prepares to sue Smithfield

Ecologist

19th June, 2009

The husband of the first woman to die from swine flu in the US is preparing a case against pork producer Smithfield Foods, part-owner of the Mexican farm where the disease is believed to have originated more...
Archive_130.jpg

An atmosphere of cooperation

Richard Bickle

22nd March, 2007

A global capitalist economy obsessed with economic growth has plenty of faults, but chances are it's here to stay. Fortunately, there are other types of organisations out there to prove that the limited liability or plc company is not the only way to get business done. more...
Archive_51.jpg

Special Report Supermarkets: checkout

Joanna Blythman

1st September, 2004

I had always wondered what it was like to work at a supermarket checkout. So when I stumbled upon an article about a Tesco scheme called Twist – short for Tesco Week In Store Together – I took my chance. more...

ECOLOGIST COOKIES

Using this website means you agree to us using simple cookies.

More information here...

 

FOLLOW
THE ECOLOGIST