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How to... save energy without breaking the bank

How to... save energy without breaking the bank

Ruth Styles

16th May, 2012

There’s more to an energy efficient home than good insulation; everything from radiators to windows can play their part. Ruth Styles explains how to make your home a greener place to be more...
Five of the best…eco home blogs

Five of the best… eco-friendly interiors blogs

Lisa Stephens

4th May, 2012

Need inspiration for sprucing up your house? From retro furnishings to sustainable interiors, Lisa Stephens rounds up five of the best eco-friendly home blogs more...
Are straw bales the future of sustainable building?

Are straw bales the future of sustainable building?

Mark Briggs

20th April, 2012

Straw bale is a low impact, low carbon building material making strides towards mainstream acceptance. So is it about time we took notice? Mark Briggs reports more...
The Ecologist meets…Method co-founder Adam Lowry

The Ecologist meets…Method co-founder Adam Lowry

Bethany Hubbard

13th April, 2012

Can detergent make the green movement sexy? According to Method co-founder Adam Lowry; cleaning products are just the start. Bethany Hubbard caught up with him to find out more more...
How to... buy an eco-friendly home

How to... buy a green home

Bethany Hubbard

6th April, 2012

From wool insulation to wood-burning boilers, a greener property is possible. Bethany Hubbard rounds up the key things to look out for more...
tribal trend

How to… make tribal jewellery

Priyanka Mogul

27th March, 2012

You don’t need to go to Africa to nail this season’s tribal trend. Priyanka Mogul explains how to wear it the eco-friendly way more...
green roof

Lofty ambitions: why green roofs are the future of urban gardening

Ben Martin

28th February, 2012

Run out of space in your garden? Look to higher ground and you’ll find an eco-friendly solution more...
How to...make recycled art

How to...make recycled art

Bethany Hubbard

10th February, 2012

Upcycling is one of 2012’s hottest design trends but you don’t have to stop at furniture. If you’re looking for some decorative inspiration, get to grips with our guide to making your own eco-fabulous art more...

The Ecologist guide to Christmas shopping

Laurie Tuffrey

16th December, 2011

Ditch the high street and shop ethically this Christmas. Laurie Tuffrey shows you where to look more...
Homemade Christmas

How to... make your own Christmas decorations

Daniel Copley

14th December, 2011

Instead of heading to the supermarket for your baubles, take the green route and create your own more...
eco lighting

Eco lighting: a buyer’s guide

Gervase Poulden

25th October, 2011

As the days shorten and electricity prices rise, there’s a lot of potential savings to be made by choosing greener lighting. Gervase Poulden weighs up the options more...
Teddy Goldsmith

Remembering Teddy: new website honours the founder of the Ecologist

Ben Hudson

21st October, 2011

Teddy Goldsmith’s death left a hole at the heart of the green movement. The website set up in his memory is a fitting tribute to his life's work and is a must-read for the eco-conscious, says Ben Hudson more...

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SQUASH - Squatters' Action for Secure Homes

Why we need to 'keep squatting legal'

Laura Laker

14th October, 2011

Groups such as Dot Dot Dot and the Squash Campaign are pushing for workable solutions to the UK's housing crisis, but they are up against an anti-squatter media backlash. Laura Laker reports more...
Dale Vince

Green Business: Ecotricity

Peter Salisbury

11th October, 2011

It’s the biggest green energy company in the UK but that’s not enough for founder, Dale Vince. The next step, he tells Peter Salisbury, is to take on the ‘big six’ energy companies and show us all that renewables are the way forward more...
eco design

Top 10...eco design for home

George Blacksell

2nd September, 2011

Green design doesn't have to mean scrimping on aesthetics; as George Blacksell discovered, combining style with sustainability is easily achieved more...
eco house

Retrofit revisited: one year on

Sue Wheat

22nd August, 2011

The salvaged velvet curtains are in and the newly painted walls are good to go but was it all worth it? In the final installment of her ecorefurb diary, Sue Wheat takes a retrospective look at a challenging year more...
city bike

Could the Haibike Xduro e-bike spark a cycling revolution?

Gervase Poulden

18th August, 2011

Electric bicycles are yet to go mainstream in the UK but could the launch of Haibike’s new electric mountain bike change all that? Gervase Poulden reports more...
Vauxhall Ampera

Electric cars: could the new Vauxhall Ampera really make driving greener?

Ruth Styles

22nd July, 2011

From fossil fuel generated electricity to unreliable batteries, electric cars haven’t always lived up to the hype. But with the launch of the Vauxhall Ampera, could all that be about to change? Ruth Styles reports more...
laundry

Five of the best... eco-friendly detergents

Valentina Jovanovski

8th July, 2011

From phosphates to petrochemicals, doing the laundry can be a dirty business. Valentina Jovanovski rounds up five natural alternatives that will leave your clothes smelling literally of roses more...
Southbank Centre's rooftop garden

Homeless gardeners provide makeover for iconic Southbank building

Helena Drakakis

14th June, 2011

They used to sleep beneath London's Queen Elizabeth Hall. Now a pioneering collaboration between the Southbank Centre and a housing association is giving a group of ex-homeless a chance to create a rooftop garden more...
picking fruit

Top 10… self-sustainability courses and workshops

Tom Antebi

13th May, 2011

Be it chicken keeping, foraging or organic gardening, if it's the good life you want, there’s a course out there for you. Tom Antebi rounds up some of the best more...

Laundry: how to make it green

The Ecologist

4th March, 2011

From chemical-based washing powders to electricity-hungry dryers, doing the laundry is worse for the planet than you might think. Here’s how to clean it up
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Turning our Victorian Terrace into an Eco-Home part seven - Heating

Sue Wheat

7th February, 2011

Sue Wheat thought a wood-burning stove was the greenest way to heat her house until a chat with authors, Nick Grant and Alan Clarke, made her think again. The biggest crisis of her eco-refurb so far? You bet it was! more...
Installing the kitchen single unit HRU

Turning our Victorian terrace into an ecohome: part six – ventilation

Sue Wheat

19th November, 2010

Better insulation means more warmth but also more mould and condensation. Sue Wheat's eco retrofit continues with a look at a super-efficient ventilation system that recycles heat while stamping out damp more...
Sue's son Yeshaya helping put in the Ecobatt insulation

Turning our Victorian terrace into an ecohome: part five

Sue Wheat

14th October, 2010

Research over, it's crunch time in Sue's house, as materials are delivered, builders are educated in new eco techniques and wall insulation is fitted more...

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