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Chelsea Flower Show

Greener gardening at Chelsea 2012

Rebecca Campbell

From boosting biodiversity to gardens that are helping to tackle climate change, Chelsea Flower Show 2012 will be green in more ways than one. Rebecca Campbell went behind the scenes 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...
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...
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...
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Home retrofit experiment shows low carbon living for real people

Charlotte Sankey

24th January, 2012

A single mother, three teenagers and an East London terrace offer a living piece of research on retrofitting designed for real-time living more...
Carbon dioxide emissions

Risks and uncertainities accompany efforts to reduce Britain's carbon

Matthew Leach

20th January, 2012

A low carbon Britain rests on the electrification of our energy supply. But new research by the University of Surrey has highlighted the challenges facing government, market and civil society-led pathways to reducing emissions more...
Diana Vogtel, 350.org

CAMPAIGN HERO: Diana Vogtel, 350.org

Matilda Lee

7th September, 2011

The European coordinator of international climate campaign group 350.org talks to the Ecologist about civil disobedience outside the White House and why she's gearing up for September 24th more...
United Vibrations

United Vibrations: music with a message champions sustainable living

Helena Drakakis

18th April, 2011

Helena Drakakis reports on the London band using music to fund projects dispelling the myth that environmentally sustainable living is synonymous with low-tech, under-developed lifestyles more...

After the spending cuts: our step-by-step guide to greening your local council

Phil England

19th October, 2010

If you already have a low-impact lifestyle and want to step it up a level, turn your attention to your local council. Here's how to get the authorities in your area to act more...

'Street champions' inspire communities to adopt low-carbon lifestyles

Laura Laker

13th August, 2010

A pioneering social marketing project in Richmond and Ham is using neighbourhood networks to improve energy efficiency in the borough more...

Beyond white middle class environmentalism

Jan Goodey

11th March, 2010

Akashi is a grassroots campaign that gives a bigger voice to black and minority ethnic groups on climate change issues
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Cutting carbon through people-powered innovation

Ecologist

21st January, 2010

NESTA's Big Green Challenge inspired community groups to come up with innovative ways to reduce carbon emissions. Along the way, it has proved that change really can come from a grassroots level 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...
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Setting up a group to cut carbon together

Jamie Andrews

13th January, 2009

Oxfam ran a competition for low-carbon lifestyles in 2008 – and all three winners were part of the same DIY carbon rationing movement. Jamie Andrews finds out what’s behind the success of CRAGs, and asks why we all haven’t signed up to join the revolution more...
Carbon ID Card

Carbon rationing on the agenda says environment chief

Ecologist

9th November, 2009

Personal allowances would allow equitable use of carbon says the head of the Environment Agency more...
The 10:10 campaign

Personal carbon trading: the next step in tackling carbon emissions?

Tom Levitt

3rd September, 2009

A report published by the IPPR next week will say personal carbon trading may be the next step in tackling climate change more...
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How green is your office?

Low Carbon Innovation Network

19th July, 2007

Research shows that however green we are in the home, most of us leave our eco-habits at the factory gate when we clock in for the nine to five. For those of you who can see what needs to be done in your office, but don't know how to go about doing it, here's an eight-point guide put together by the Low Carbon Innovation Network. more...
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Say It Without Flowers

Venetia Hargreaves-Allen

1st October, 2003

Say: ‘I am happy to pay for environmental degradation, chronic illness and labour rights abuses in countries that grow flowers for Western consumers but cannot feed their own people.’ more...

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