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'Moralistic' environmentalists turn people off buying green


6th January, 2009

Poll shows that consumer willingness to buy ethical products has fallen, but the recession may not be the only cause more...
Molly Scott Cato

Greens should revel in Christmas, not shun it

Molly Scott Cato

21st December, 2009

No hairshirt or sandals for Molly this year - she's bellowing carols and splashing the cash (in her local currency, of course) more...
young business-minded people

10 ideas for sustainable economies and businesses


19th June, 2009

Business and the wider economy can become sustainable parts of the ecosystem - here are some ideas more...

CASE STUDY: 85, and still campaigning for local democracy

Paul Kingsnorth

1st September, 2006

Nobody meets John Papworth and forgets about it in a hurry. Paul Kingsnorth reports on a man who can inspire people – or get right up their noses more...
Green Tax

Green taxes would benefit environment and employment


26th October, 2009

A major shift towards green taxes and 'pay as you burn, not pay as you earn' would benefit the environment and the economy more...
Making greener savings

Call for publicly-owned green bank in UK


23rd October, 2009

National green bank would help finance major renewable projects like offshore wind that might not otherwise get off the ground more...
Green handshake

How can we tell which companies are really green?

David Ord

6th October, 2009

Green claims are everywhere: surely there must be some simple way of measuring exactly what impact a company is having on the climate? more...
Workmen install a solar panel on a roof

Green jobs are welcome. But will they be good jobs?

Rory O'Neill

30th September, 2009

'Green jobs' are part of economic recovery plans across the globe. But in the rush to create environmental employment, do we risk forgetting the most important things about work: safety and security? more...
Gaian Economics

A green tax? James Tobin would be spinning in his grave

Gaian Economics

3rd September, 2009

Lord Adair Turner - head of the FSA and the Climate Change Committe - has ruffled feathers by suggesting a tax on currency trading. Here's why more...
Rush hour on the M6

Public oppose carbon pricing policies


2nd September, 2009

While we accept the threat of climate change the majority of us are still opposed to compulsory changes such as carbon pricing, new survey shows more...
Molly Scott Cato

Modern economics is one step away from measuring buttocks

Molly Scott Cato

17th August, 2009

Molly gets her knuckles rapped for not including standard economic models in her university teaching, and wonders if the profession is disappearing up its own regression formula... more...
Dan Box

Bailed-out banks should fund the Green New Deal

Dan Box

17th August, 2009

They emptied the public purse to fund their continuing largesse. Now it's time for the banks to pay us back. At phenomenally good rates... more...

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Imports of processed cheese and french fries have soared

American junk food imports hit poor


12th August,2009

Influx of high-fat and high-sugar foods into Central America has increased obesity levels more...

The 300-350 Show: the case against carbon offsetting

Phil England

11th August, 2009

The 300-350 Show takes the argument against large-scale carbon offsetting under the CDM to the European Commissioner in charge; and hears from a co-author of the most accessible report yet on the case against carbon offsetting under the CDM. more...
Greenpeace say nuclear is a distraction to the the real solutions

UK urged to triple nuclear power


5th August, 2009

Former Minister's call to triple the contribution of nuclear power in UK dismissed as scare tactics more...

The 300-350 Show: Climate Camp 2008 revisited

Phil England

3rd August, 2009

Climate Camp 2009 looms... so what better than to look back on last year's event and marvel at how misreported the whole thing was more...
Money Matters

Money Matters by David Boyle

Andrea Kayne

27th July, 2009

This easy-to-understand guide demystifies the economic system and explains how the 'eco' can be put back into 'economics' more...
Business as usual

Sustainability 'undone' by Treasury and BIS, says Porritt


6th July, 2009

The outgoing chief of the Government's independent sustainability watchdog, Jonathon Porritt, has criticised the Treasury and Department for Business for a failure to advance the sustainable development agenda more...
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...

Visionaries: Ann Pettifor


1st April 2009

Ann Pettifor has changed the world once; now she wants to do it again. more...
Molly Scott Cato

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...

The Tesco Chainstore Massacre

Paul Kingsnorth

1st May, 2006

How one small English town took on a superstore - and won more...

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...

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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