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Transition Culture

Transition meets local government

Transition Culture

24th June, 2009

What can happen when a Transition Initiative and its local authority work together: the Stroud story more...
Dan Box

Climate change professionals are rich, male and secure. Should we care?

Dan Box

19th June 2009

What happens when the market research on the good guys starts looking a lot like the profile of the bad guys? You breathe a sigh of relief, argues Dan Box more...
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Visionaries: Ann Pettifor

Ecologist

1st April 2009

Ann Pettifor has changed the world once; now she wants to do it again.
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The inefficency of delivery systems

Molly Scott Cato

19th June, 2009

What do a privatised post office and jogging have in common? They’re both inefficient, obsolete and all about the bottom line. more...
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The Tesco Chainstore Massacre

Paul Kingsnorth

1st May, 2006

How one small English town took on a superstore - and won more...
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European elections - will Brussels go Green?

Joss Garman

3rd June, 2009

It probably isn’t too much of an exaggeration to suggest that most people are hard pushed to name a politician they really admire. In Britain, however, one name will come up time and again. more...
Spare_some_green?

A career in environmentalism - the US experience

Joe Franke

1st May, 2009

In a story that will resonate with environmentalists everywhere, Joe Franke explores the US experience of an underpaid, poorly supported and largely unappreciated workforce. more...
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An eco injection

Joss Garman

30th April, 2009

Barack Obama and Ban Ki Moon, Labour and the Conservatives, green groups and trade unionists, Nicholas Stern and even Peter Mandelson - everybody is talking about a 'Green New Deal'. Faced with an economic downturn, climate breakdown and an energy system in need of billions of new investment anyway, the idea is simple and attractive. more...
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Life and debt

Molly Scott Cato

23rd April, 2009

This budget season, and so a short perambulation around the vexed question of the national debt seems in order. As a nation we've been living with debt for more the 300 years now, since 1694 to be precise, when Scottish privateer William Paterson persuaded the government of the time that creating £1.2 million of IOUs would get them out of their spending difficulties. more...
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Back to basics

Andrew Simms

22nd April, 2009

Uncontrolled growth of financial debt is currently laying waste to large parts of the global economy. An explosion of ecological debt looks set to do the same, but worse, to a biosphere friendly to human civilisation. more...
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MP Alan Whitehead proposes a bill to see more recycled resources used in new products

News

15th April, 2009

Many dutiful recyclers feel rightly frustrated that so few of their carefully washed bottles and cans put out each week seem to make their way back into the same product. more...
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Government committee calls for standardisation in eco labelling to help tackle greenwash

News

15th April, 2009

An EAC report calls for new measures to tackle greenwash. more...

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The third green revolution?

Jim Thomas

2nd April, 2009

The thing is, I like urban farming. Rooftop gardens and window boxes excite me. Balconies filled with beans and tomatoes give me hope. Nonetheless, the ‘next big thing’ in urban horticulture has left me cold. more...
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Cautious welcome to UK Government's Heat and Energy Saving legislation

News

24th March, 2009

Campaigners give cautious welcome to Government’s decarbonisation programme more...
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Outfitting Africa

Joe Turner

19th March, 2009

Dressing poorer countries in our designer cast-offs while we invest in shabby sweatshop chic? Invest in their infrastructure, not vetements, argues Joe Turner more...
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Money or the planet's future? You decide

Richard Heinberg

1st October, 2008

During the past weeks, the world’s media have been transfixed by the convulsions of the US and global fi nancial system. At stake are billions in bail-outs and trillions in derivatives. The viability of banks and currencies is threatened, and ultimately the savings and investments of hundreds of millions of ordinary people. more...
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How to be free: non-action in action

Tom Hodgkinson

1st October, 2008

From all sides, the cry is the same: something must be done. More must be done. more...
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The scandal of planned technological obsolescence

Nick Kettles

6th August, 2008

Our economy demands that we make consumption our way of life, the that we seek our spiritual satisfaction in consumption… more...

A radical carbon tax reform

Dr. Adrian Wrigley

2nd August, 2008

Dr Adrian Wrigley lays out his ideas for a radical Carbon Tax and explains how replacing the Council Tax with a Land Value Tax could solve the current housing crisis... more...
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By the way Prime Minister, I've just super-glued myself to your arm...

Dan Glass

24th July, 2008

Yesterday Plane Stupid activist Dan Glass stuck himself to the Prime Minister to protest against aviation. Here he explains why more...
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The North-South divide

Helena Norberg-Hodge

22nd June, 2008

Rich industrialised countries have a responsibility to help others stick to their green responsibilities, argues Helena Norberg-Hodge, not collude in helping shirk them more...
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Watering down guidelines

Alice Onwordi

20th June, 2008

With summer coming earlier and lasting longer each year, we can comfortably predict the annual summer headlines ‘A Water Meter for Every Home’ covering many a front page whenever no fresh photographs of Posh and Becks are to be had. more...
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A bad appraisal

Rebekah Phillips

19th June, 2008

Forget environmental considerations, money’s in the driving seat when it comes to approving transport schemes. It’s time to reappraise the appraisers, says Rebekah Phillips more...
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Carbon Offsetting: forgive my carbon sin?

Jules Peck

3rd June, 2008

We all want our green wings, and the notion of purchasing them via carbon offsetting is powerfully seductive. as Jules Peck reveals, however, buying your way into eco heaven can be fraught with problems more...
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A green army

Andrew Wasley

1st June, 2008

Natural resources,are increasingly responsible for fuelling violence across the world. Now some environmentalists want to fight back – using force if necessary. more...

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