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gypsy caravans

Five of the best... gypsy caravan breaks

Lisa Stephens

19th April, 2012

Forget My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding; the UK’s Romany caravans offer discreet luxury, emerald eco credentials and the chance to get back to nature in style. Lisa Stephens rounds up five of the best more...
terre d'oc

Natural make-up: why it’s giving MAC a run for its money

Matilda Lee

18th April, 2012

Matilda Lee meets the Estée Lauder of natural make-up, Terre d’Oc’s Valerie Roubaud, to find out why natural cosmetics are ready to take on the conventional kind more...
Monty Halls: ‘I will defend fishermen to my dying day’

Monty Halls: ‘I will defend fishermen to my dying day’

Ruth Styles

16th April, 2012

A marine biologist by trade and a conservationist by nature, Monty Halls is an unlikely champion for the fishing industry. A classic case of gamekeeper turned poacher? Not so says Halls. As he explains to Ruth Styles, nothing is simple when it comes to sustainable fish more...
The Ecologist meets… Lena Korres

The Ecologist meets… Korres co-founder, Lena Korres

Ruth Styles

13th April, 2012

Greece might be in dire financial straights but for the country’s best-known natural beauty brand, things have never been better. Ruth Styles caught up with Lena Korres to find out why more...
How green is your fuel?

How green is your fuel?

Andrew Simms

12th April, 2012

In an exclusive extract from 'Ampera We're Electric', Andrew Simms takes a closer look at what powers our cars and asks whether motoring has a greener future to look forward to more...
Low Carbon Community

Why communal living is the 21st century answer to low carbon life

Zoe Foster

30th March, 2012

When Zoe Foster went with her family to live in a intentional cohousing community she didn't know what to expect. Five months in and she has discovered that it's not about what you give up, but what you give that is so enriching more...
How to… make your own Easter eggs

How to… make your own Easter eggs

Rachael Stubbins

4th April, 2012

Less waste and fewer food miles make homemade Easter eggs the greener alternative to supermarket chocolate. Time to get creative more...
Heavenly honey: why the golden stuff is great for your skin

Heavenly honey: why the golden stuff is good news for your skin

Ruth Styles

4th April, 2012

A natural moisturiser packed with antioxidants, honey is a sweet treat that can make a big difference to your dermis more...
vegan shoes

Ethical shoes: what's out there for vegans and vegetarians?

Rachael Stubbins

3rd April, 2012

Leather is no longer the only option out there for footwear but do the eco credentials of leather-free alternatives stand up to scrutiny? more...
Five of the best…electric cars

Five of the best… electric cars

Ruth Styles

29th March, 2012

If you can’t use public transport, the electric car is the next best thing – provided of course, you power it up with renewable electricity. We round up five of the most planet-friendly

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retrofitting

The A to Z of retrofitting

Chloe Barrow

27th March, 2012

Cutting emissions at home doesn’t just help the planet; it saves you money too. Chloe Barrow explains how to get started more...
Occupy World Street by Ross Jackson

Occupy World Street: a call to action for the '99 per cent'

Matilda Lee

21st March, 2012

The Ecologist speaks to author, activist and former businessman Ross Jackson about his idea for a roadmap for radical economic and political reform more...

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Water Matters: Why We Need to Act Now to Save Our Most Critical Resource

Water Matters: Why We Need to Act Now to Save Our Most Critical Resource

Mark Newton

22nd March, 2012

Tara Lohan’s Water Matters is an anthology that almost, but doesn’t quite deliver, says Mark Newton more...
cut flowers

How to… buy cut flowers

Rebecca Campbell

16th March, 2012

Sunday is Mother's Day, which for many of us, means flowers. But how green are your blooms and can you really get a bunch that doesn’t come with a price for the planet? more...
Green cuisine: why low carbon eating can help save the planet

Green cuisine: why low carbon eating can help save the planet

Ben Martin

12th March, 2012

Forget low carb; it’s all about low carbon this March. And with everyone from Sir Paul McCartney to Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall getting stuck in for Climate Week, there’s no excuse not to try it more...
ORGANIC BEAUTY

Organic beauty decoded: the truth about your favourite natural products

Bethany Hubbard

7th March, 2012

Baffled by the growing number of claims made by organic and natural beauty companies? The Ecologist reveals the truth behind the myths more...
Five of the best… natural ways to quit smoking

Five of the best… natural ways to quit smoking

Ben Martin

29th February, 2012

Trying to quit, but can’t face puffing on e-cigarettes or chewing Nicorette? With National No Smoking Day coming up, we take a look at some of the natural, sustainable alternatives more...
Naturally gorgeous: it’s time to swap conventional skincare for the natural alternative

Naturally gorgeous: it’s time to swap conventional skincare for the natural alternative

Bethany Hubbard

22nd February, 2012

It’s ‘Paraben Amnesty Week’ at Neal’s Yard Remedies, so if you haven’t already made the switch to natural skincare, now is a good time to start more...
Antioxidants: the natural way to beat ageing

Antioxidants: the natural way to tackle ageing

Matilda Lee

22nd February, 2012

If the roll call of scary ingredients has put you off conventional creams then antioxidants could be the alternative you’re looking for
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Is Paris on course for a greener future?

The future's vert: why green is the new black in Paris

Lida Hujić

21st February, 2012

Paris is famous for its chic spin on glamour but also for its fur, its waste and its excess. But with green designers slowly making inroads, things could be about to change, says Lida Hujić more...
Kalimantan

TAKE ACTION to save Indonesia's indigenous peoples in the Kalmantan Forest

Priyanka Mogul

21st February, 2012

The Dayak Benua community of Muara Tae, Indonesia, are fighting to protect their ancestral forests from a mining company. The London-based Environmental Investigation Agency has now launched a campaign to assist more...
Stop Hinkley

Campaigners say no to nuclear new build at Hinkley Point

Nikki Clark

15th February, 2012

Campaign group South-West Against Nuclear want to stop the government's plans for a 'nuclear renaissance' beginning in Hinkley Point in Somerset. Nuclear, activists say, is plagued by problems from beginning to end more...
How to… make your own beauty products

How to… make your own beauty products

Priyanka Mogul

9th February, 2012

Whether you’re foraging for ingredients or scouring the shelves of your local health food store, DIY beauty products are as good for the planet as they are for your skin more...
Forestry

Stop the biomass blackout: say no to the UK's destructive bioenergy policies

Ian Lander

7th February, 2012

Biofuelwatch warn of an unfolding 'biomassacre' as the UK is set to rely on a growing amount of wood-based biomass, driving landgrabbing, replacing old growth forests with plantations, destroying biodiversity and causing air pollution more...
Carton of Tesco milk with Carbon Reduction Label

Is there a future for carbon footprint labelling in the UK?

Bethany Hubbard

3rd February 2012

The media frenzy that erupted as Tesco admitted having second-thoughts on carbon footprint labels may have inflicted lasting damage on a once promising sector more...

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