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Ferry

The People's Ferry: reducing emissions by buying a ship

Paul Miles

24th June, 2010

How a discontinued ferry service between Swansea and Cork was reborn when locals pooled money and resources...and bought their own ship more...

The Thin Green Line: park rangers risking their lives

Luke Wright

15th June, 2010

After 10 years as a park ranger, Sean Willmore packed up his life and took to the road to record the experiences of his fellow rangers around the globe. The result is a revealing and inspiring documentary 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...
Community shops

Saving and rebuilding community shops

Eifion Rees

1st June, 2010

Mourning the loss of your beloved local shop? With a little help from the Community Shops Network, you can set up and run your own shop and post office...
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Didcot power station

How to campaign: climate change and energy

Zofia Walczak & Matilda Lee

25th May, 2010

From direct action campaigns to eco-village renewable energy systems, there are many ways to learn about and get involved in actions to prevent climate change more...

Why hand-weaving is a technology for the 21st century

Katherine Joseph

12th May, 2010

Far from being drudgery, weaving without a machine is, for many Indians, a route to emancipation and financial independence 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...

Is social marketing our last chance to change people?

Jonah Sachs and Susan Finkelpearl

13th April, 2010

Worldwatch's influential State of the World 2010 report tells us why we need more stories addressing climate change and fewer shocking facts
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Deborah Doane

Deborah Doane: a Conservative government could inspire activism

Tom Levitt

20th April, 2010

The pioneering World Development Movement (WDM), celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. Its director Deborah Doane, says it now is considering more direct forms of protest more...
The Commons office in Kilburn

Can direct democracy win a seat in Kilburn?

Jeremy Smith

1st April, 2010

Environmental activist Tamsin Omond is running for a Westminster seat on a platform of more collaborative democracy, and resurrecting the idea of the Commons as a shared public good more...

How to green your school

Ecologist

10th February, 2010

School buildings, food, waste - even the curriculum itself should all support a connection to, and appreciation for, the environment. Here are some resources to get you started more...
Wrap

Scrapstores: turning waste into arts and crafts

Giovana Zilli

9th February, 2010

The Watford Scrapstore is a treasure trove for children, teachers and eco-conscious artists on a budget. Here, scrap materials are transformed into community art more...

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Don't buy seeds; swap them

Jan Goodey

4th February, 2010

You can't buy a seed unless its strain has been expensively registered. But you can swap them with fellow gardeners, helping food growing and biodiversity to thrive more...
credit unions

How credit unions can succeed where banks fail

Dorienne Robinson

2nd February, 2010

If you're looking for small, short-term loans for a green project, it's worth borrowing from a credit union instead of a bank more...

Info-activism: using technology to force social change

Andrew Hickman

19th January, 2010

A must-see documentary explores how campaigners are successfully using new technologies and tactics to change the status quo more...
Treeplanting on Knoydart

How to start a university eco society

Nicholas Bruschi

14th January, 2010

Eleven easy steps to get you started - from picking your committee and spreading the word to making it fun and worthwhile more...

Campaigning: the basics

Ecologist

7th January, 2010

Top tips on getting a campaign off the ground - from letter writing and petitions to non-violent protest more...
Irshad Mobarak

CASE STUDY: Keeping tourism in balance with nature

Eifion Rees

5th January, 2010

Irshad Mobarak, a self-taught naturalist and environmentalist from the Malaysian island of Langkawi says that development need not mean destruction more...

PHOTO GALLERY: Homes for a changing climate

Will Anderson

29th December, 2009

In an extract from his new book Homes for a Changing Climate, Will Anderson makes the case for building 21st century homes that can withstand the effects of climate change and help usher in a low-carbon revolution more...

CASE STUDY: Lewes New School pioneers curiosity-based learning

Nick Kettles

17th December, 2009

How do children learn? Is it through testing or open-ended class discussions aimed at piquing curiosity? Lizzie Overton, head teacher at Lewes New School, is spearheading a new approach to education 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...

Fight climate change as a recruit in BTCV's Carbon Army

Emma Bocking

11th December, 2009

The British Trust for Conservation Volunteers has created a 'Carbon Army' with marching order for hands-on action during the Copenhagen summit more...
Forest people

Protecting forests AND the rights of forest peoples

Laura Sevier

8th December, 2009

The plans currently under consideration for saving forests might help the trees, but they could ride roughshod over indigenous communities. Here are some ways to change that more...
LNG

Fighting a Liquified Natural Gas Terminal

Kate Herbert

29th September, 2009

Dubbed 'insanity island', protesters are campaigning against the Atlantic Sea Island Group's proposal to build a mega liquefied natural gas facility off the coast of New York and New Jersey more...

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