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Jonathon Porritt

Jonathon Porritt slams Government decision to scrap crucial watchdog

Ecologist

23rd July, 2010

Getting rid of the Sustainable Development Commission was a 'transparently vacuous' decision that exposes the Government's opposition to true sustainable development more...
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Sew your own

Zofia Walczak

22nd June, 2010

Sewing is activism, says John Paul Flintoff, as he takes us through the politics and pleasures of this long lost skill more...

Giving young people real experience of green jobs

Andrew Hickman

3rd June, 2010

The Eden Project has launched a website for young job-seekers aimed at helping them land the green jobs of the future more...

How to make a solar water heater from plastic bottles

Giovana Zilli

6th May, 2010

Retired mechanic Jose Alano invented a simple, cheap, energy saving rooftop solar water heater which is benefiting thousands of people. Here's how it's done... more...
Bjorn Lomborg

Bjorn Lomborg: carbon cuts have got us nowhere in tackling global warming

Tom Levitt

16th March, 2010

Sceptic or realist? Bjorn Lomborg speaks to Tom Levitt about why his ideas on tackling climate change will actually help to solve the crisis more...
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The Landfill Prize Top Ten

John Naish

16th February, 2010

Golf club shaped urinal anyone? Digital fridge magnet? Nominate your contenders for Britain's most useless consumer product before 22nd February...
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Perfume: how natural are you willing to go?

Laura Sevier

9th February, 2010

In a world of synthetic fragrances it's important to remember that there are natural alternatives. Here's where to buy them, what to look for and... how to go beyond patchouli more...
Fred Pearce

Fred Pearce: overpopulation worries are a potentially racist distraction

Matilda Lee

2nd February, 2010

Environmental journalist Fred Pearce, author of the new book Peoplequake, on why overconsumption is the key issue, the need for relaxed immigration laws, and why men should look after children more...
New LED lightbulb

A guide to buying next generation lightbulbs

Matilda Lee

15th January, 2010

The iconic, compact fluorescent lightbulb is dead: meet its next generation replacements that are brighter, more efficient, longer-lasting, and mercury-free more...
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Do you want next generation biofuels? Have your say

Ecologist

22nd December, 2009

New consultation to look at whether the next generation of biofuels will be more environmentally-sustainable than current food crop varieties more...
Green books

How to publish a green book

15th December, 2009

Emma Bocking

Pioneers in the publishing industry have been making tracks in reducing the environmental impact of printing and selling books more...
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10 independent media groups

Ecologist

19th June, 2009

Seek out campaigns, context and investigations that you're unlikely to find in the mass media in our pick of the best independent publications more...

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CASE STUDY: protesting without making a sound

Jonathan Rowe

6th April, 2009

John Francis spent 17 years walking... in silence. His pilgrimage is testament to the fact that you don't have to speak to be heard and that the tools to combat global warming are in all our hands. more...
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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...
Jo Wood

Q & A: Jo Wood, founder of Jo Wood Organics

Laura Sevier

13th October, 2009

The eco-beauty businesswoman on why she loves all things organic, the secret of creating a heavenly fragrance and training for Strictly Come Dancing more...
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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...

Left luggage to designer fashion

Matilda Lee

1st October, 2009

Two designers were given the ultimate challenge: take suitcases full of unwanted clothes and create something meaningful. The results were on show at 'Reclaim' an exhibition at Eco Age in west London more...
Will Day

No nuclear but door open for GM, says new SDC chief Will Day

Ecologist

21st August, 2009

Sustainability in danger of becoming jargon, says newly appointed green watchdog chief more...
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Second skin: why wearing nettles is the next big thing

John-Paul Flintoff

20th August, 2009

John-Paul Flintoff journeys into a world of sartorial bliss, kitting himself out in eco-friendly fabrics of the future more...
Jonathon Porritt

Have NGOs sold out?

Jonathon Porritt

13th July 2009

Accusations that NGOs have got far too cosy with big business have been around for years. But where does the blame really lie? more...
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Wales consults on tighter GM contamination laws

Ecologist

7th July, 2009

A consultation by the Welsh Assembly Government proposes more stringent measures to protect Wales's farmers from the threat of cross-contamination by GM crops more...
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Retro Perspective - why the Ecologist is so important

Jonathon Porritt

19th June, 2009

Unless we change our ways, the Lovelock hypothesis may come to pass – that’s why the work of the Ecologist is so important, says Jonathon Porritt.


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Roundtable on renewables

Mark Anslow

1st June 2009

The Ecologist harnessed the power of several luminaries from the renewables world to find out why a wholly renewable future seems no closer than before.
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We have to let you go

Tom Hodgkinson

1st May, 2009

Why are we clinging to the outmoded employment aspirations of an ailing system? You’re not redundant, you’re job-free, says Tom Hodgkinson more...
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Train travel: the return of the journey

Laura Sevier

3rd March, 2009

Rail travel is the cheaper, greener, more comfortable way to go, so ditch your flight plan in favour of a fast train to the world. Rail aficionado 'the Man in Seat 61' explains why more...

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