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How to Make and Use Compost - The Ultimate Guide

How to Make and Use Compost - The Ultimate Guide

Mark Newton

1st December, 2011

Packed with useful advice, Nicky Scott’s ultimate guide to compost is essential reading for professional and amateur gardeners alike, says Mark Newton more...
Yorkshire Dales Natural Retreats

Kicking back in a green Eden: a weekend in the Yorkshire Dales

Matilda Lee

24th November, 2011

From the sedum roof to the wood burning stove, Yorkshire Dales Natural Retreats combines eco-friendly innovations with serious luxury more...
Counterpower: Making Change Happen

Counterpower: Making Change Happen

Mark Newton

17th November, 2011

Can political movements past provide lessons for future protest? According to Tim Gee’s Counterpower they most definitely can - and the result, says Mark Newton, is truly inspiring more...
Ecological Ethics

Ecological Ethics

Mark Newton

11th November, 2011

Patrick Curry’s Ecological Ethics is a comprehensive and engaging assessment of modern environmental philosophy, says Mark Newton more...
The Exultant Ark

The Exultant Ark: A Pictorial Tour of Animal Pleasure

Robert Phillips

28th October, 2011

Packed with wonderful photos, Jonathan Balcombe’s book is a captivating look at animal pleasure, says Robert Phillips more...
Fast Forward

Fast Forward: Ethics and Politics in the Age of Global Warming

Mark Newton

20th October

Their grasp of science can’t be faulted but William Antholis and Strobe Talbott need to offer solutions too, says Mark Newton more...
The Holistic Beauty Book

The Holistic Beauty Book

Ruth Styles

13th October, 2011

The idea of DIY beauty products is a nice one, says Ruth Styles. But as some of Star Khechara’s recipes proved, they don’t always work more...
Extreme Insects

Extreme Insects

Ruth Styles

6th October, 2011

Entomologist and journalist Richard Jones never fails to entertain, amuse and educate where bugs are concerned and Extreme Insects is no exception; even when, quivers Ruth Styles, you’re scared of them 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...
An Iceberg as Big as Manhattan

An Iceberg as Big as Manhattan

Gervase Poulden

29th September

David Shukman’s book is both an entertaining collection of a journalist’s tales and the perfect introduction to the environmental challenges facing the world today, says Gervase Poulden more...
Earth in 100 Groundbreaking Discoveries

Earth in 100 Groundbreaking Discoveries

Hannah Corr

22nd September, 2011

Packing 4.5 billion years of history into 416 pages is a truly Herculean task, but it's one, says Hannah Corr, that Douglas Palmer has managed to do in style more...
Naked Fashion

Naked Fashion: The New Sustainable Fashion Revolution

Ruth Styles

15th September, 2011

Showing fashion at its worst while providing upbeat solutions is a tough call but Safia Minney has achieved it with Naked Fashion, says Ruth Styles more...

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Species on the Edge of Survival

Species on the Edge of Survival

Ruth Styles

1st August, 2011

Based on the IUCN’s Red List, Species on the Edge of Survival is a glossy tome with an important raison d’etre – to raise awareness of the plants, birds and animals we stand to lose forever, says Ruth Styles more...
Casal dei Feiche

Review: Casal dei Fichi

Yvonne Gordon

25th August, 2011

Built and run with the environment in mind, Casal dei Fichi in the Le Marche region of Italy, is the perfect place to unwind, says Yvonne Gordon more...
Dark Mountain Issue 2

Dark Mountain Issue 2

Mark Newton

25th August, 2011

The dystopian take on the environmental movement provided by Dark Mountain’s second anthology, is a wonderful, if disturbing, read says Mark Newton more...
Walk! A Celebration of Striding Out

Walk! A Celebration of Striding Out

Mark Newton

18th August, 2011

Colin Speakman’s Walk! is a delightful read that will make you want to pick up your hiking boots and head into the country for a stroll, says Mark Newton more...
The Illustrated Guide to Pigs: How to Choose Them – How to Keep Them

The Illustrated Guide to Pigs: How to Choose Them – How to Keep Them

Mark Newton

11th August, 2011

There's much to love in Celia Lewis’ beautifully illustrated tome, says Mark Newton, but the essential message shouldn’t be forgotten: that this is how all pigs should be treated more...
K West hotel

Review: K West Hotel and Spa

Valentina Jovanovski

4th August, 2011

With its chic bar, spacious rooms and organic spa, the K West Hotel is proof that choosing a green place to stay doesn’t mean missing out on the little luxuries, says Valentina Jovanovski more...
Brave Old World

Brave Old World: A Practical Guide to Husbandry or the Fine Art of Looking After Yourself

Jeremy Williams

4th August, 2011

Tom Hodgkinson's account of life on a smallholding in Devon is spiced with old-fashioned lore and made Jeremy Williams laugh out loud more...
grateful body

Review: Grateful Body

Ruth Styles

3rd August, 2011

With greener-than-grass credentials and created by a man with a lifetime’s worth of herbal lore in his head, Grateful Body’s eco-conscious range is a good choice for those with sensitive skin, says Ruth Styles more...
Walking Thunder: In the Footsteps of the African Elephant

Walking Thunder: In the Footsteps of the African Elephant

Ruth Styles

28th July, 2011

Cyril Christo and Marie Wilkinson’s stunning images highlight the luminous beauty of Africa’s elephants, says Ruth Styles, and show why ending the ivory trade is more important than ever more...
Grow Your Own Food

How to Grow Your Food: A Guide for Complete Beginners

Andy McKee

15th July, 2011

Taking into account the limited space available to the urban gardener, Clift and Cuthbert have produced a tome that’s perfect for the inner city horticulturalist, says Andy McKee more...
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Review: Lush Validation Facial

Ruth Styles

30th June, 2011

Tucked away underneath the King’s Road store is the Lush spa, where, as Ruth Styles discovered, you’ll find a soothingly green approach to beauty treatments more...
Best Wild Places

Britain and Ireland’s Best Wild Places: 500 Essential Journeys

Jonny Muir

30th June, 2011

Christopher Somerville’s guide to the wild places of Britain and Ireland is a new take on this country’s natural wonders, and one that really makes you think, says Jonny Muir more...
Shaping Sustainable Fashion

Shaping Sustainable Fashion: Changing the Way We Make and Use Clothes

Mark Newton

23rd June, 2011

Alison Gwilt and Timo Rissanen’s attempt to define sustainability in a fashion context provides some fascinating insights but doesn’t show enough engagement in the wider environmental debate for Mark Newton more...

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