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RBS: where the public money has gone

Ecologist

1st December, 2009

Treasury accused of writing a 'blank cheque' with taxpayers' money for bank to make environmentally-damaging investments more...
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CASE STUDY: recycling waste wood

Mel Poluck

9th June, 2009

Mel Poluck visits a flagship environmental project that rescues, reuses and recycles tonnes of wood destined for landfills, doing much the same for those it employs more...
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What's next for Transition Towns?

Leo Hickman

8th June, 2009

It has grown from a local to a global phenomenon, but how does the Transition Movement keep itself relevant in the current political and economic climate? more...
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CASE STUDY: local, sustainable fishing from bait to plate

Carol Trewin

1st February, 2007

Many global fish stocks are on the verge of collapse but, nearer home, Cornish fishermen have found a sustainable way of earning a living. more...
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Economic growth has let us down. What's the alternative?

Tim Jackson

2nd November, 2009

Tim Jackson's new book, 'Prosperity Without Growth', is an explosive indictment of the failure of economic growth to provide sustainable wellbeing for the world's population. But there could be another way forward... more...
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No plane, no problem in South East Asia...

Ewan Kingston

2nd November, 2009

Ewan travels south through Laos and Thailand, discovering a landscape that speaks of the awkward throes of industrialisation... more...
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GDP should be scrapped, says Sarkozy

Ecologist

15th September, 2009

Economic growth is destroying more than it is creating, argues the French president as he calls for a new measure of national wealth more...
Green design

Designing out waste means rethinking the system

Steve Evans

8th September, 2009

Design is everywhere, deciding how things look, how they work and how systems run. But effective ecodesign is difficult when decisions are made in isolation, says Steve Evans more...
Will Day, new chair of the Sustainable Development Commission (SDC)

Will Day: new watchdog chief on GM, nuclear and political jargon

Tom Levitt

20th August, 2009

Will Day is still to prove his credentials to environmentalists as he replaces the high-profile Jonathon Porritt as the head of the Sustainable Development Commission (SDC). In one of his first media interviews, he gives the Ecologist his position on GM technology, nuclear power and the jargon of sustainability more...
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Green guide to summer festivals

Mariam Bhacker

7th July, 2009

Ten festivals worth digging your wellies out for this summer more...
Business as usual

Sustainability 'undone' by Treasury and BIS, says Porritt

Ecologist

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...
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Reusable packaging in the UK: cost the major factor

Eifion Rees

29th June, 2009

When it comes to reusable packaging and the environment, consumers are keen to do the right thing, but it seems sparking a refill revolution in Great Britain means getting the price right first more...

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Sustainable cities- rethinking sustainable building

Pat Thomas

1st June, 2009

Sustainability consultant Dr David Strong tells Pat Thomas why the way we think about sustainable building needs to be demolished and rebuilt
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In the News

Growing your own food not a returrn to the war's Dig For Victory adversity

Ecologist

1st February, 2009

If the UK is ever going to have a sustainable food policy we have to stop looking backwards and think
about the future instead.

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Homes for change

Homes for climate change

Susan Roaf

1st June, 2009

Building a more sustainable future is vital if our societies are to survive in a post-fossil-fuel future – but, argues Susan Roaf, the way we build must itself first change more...
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Behind the Label: chain lube

Pat Thomas

13th May, 2009

I know, I know. Every time you think you've gone your greenest, some killjoy comes along and raises the bar a little higher. Apologies in advance. more...
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Ecopads with Marcus Brigstocke

Ecologist

28th April, 2009

Comedian, writer and actor Marcus Brigstocke reveals some of the eco-renovations made to his home in true MTV Cribs style 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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Eco-schools scheme help to 'green' schools

Nick Kettles

13th March, 2009

More and more educational establishments are becoming environmentally friendly, thanks to the Eco-Schools scheme. Is this our road map to sustainability? 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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Dark Clouds gathering

Jim Thomas

1st October, 2008

Do you know where your email is stored and what it costs the environment to store it there? 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...
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A step in the organic direction

The Ecologist

1st June, 2008

MPs endorse new report and slam ‘ostrich view’ of farming more...
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The retrofit revolution - domestic makeovers that can help save the world

Laura Sevier

1st April, 2008

A growing number of homeowners are taking the green initiative. Laura Sevier reports more...
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How modern economics causes both inner and outer climate change

Jonathan Rowe

1st April, 2008

It’s the battle of the century. In one corner, the Economy – big, bloated, greedy and growing. In the other, the planet Earth – fragile, finite and fighting back. more...

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