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Climate change needs persuasive art, not propaganda

Jay Griffiths

16th March, 2010

What is art's role in raising awareness of climate change? In this extract from her passionate, poetic essay 'The Far-seers of Art', Jay Griffiths explains why culture without nature is as good as worthless more...
Erik Assadourian

Erik Assadourian: our society needs some serious cultural engineering

Matilda Lee

10th March, 2010

The editor of the influential Worldwatch 'State of the World' report on the best ways to transform cultures from consumerism to sustainability more...

The community-owned, timber-framed, self-heating village shop

Maddy Harland

26th January, 2010

In an economic climate where village shops are closing, woodsman Ben Law has helped his village open a new shop with a difference 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...
Paul Kingsnorth

Paul Kingsnorth: environmentalists have lost their way

Matilda Lee

9th December, 2009

Former deputy editor of the Ecologist, Paul Kingsnorth, tells Matilda Lee why an obsession with CO2 has distracted environmentalists, and why we may already be beyond the point of no return... more...
Making greener savings

Five radical things to do with your money

Matilda Lee and Laura Sevier

22nd December, 2008

Why not consider ploughing your green into green? Matilda Lee and Laura Sevier explore a radical response to the credit crunch more...
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Agriculture: Copenhagen's blind spot

Peter Melchett

7th December, 2009

By not properly discussing agriculture at national or international climate negotiations, we are avoiding tackling not just a huge source of emissions, but also a potential carbon sink more...
langley academy

A school built for green education

Ecologist/Positive TV

4th December, 2009

The newly opened Langley science academy in Slough ticks just about every box - airy, light, modern interiors make for good learning environments, and the school building is stuffed full of eco features more...
Witches' Knickers XVI

Plastic bag art: how to spoil any view

Laura Sevier

30th November, 2009

Many plastic bags end up as waste on our streets, parks and beaches. Rosie Barnes' photographs capture these blots on the landscape more...
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Edenbee aims to turn Facebook green

Andrew Hickman

20th November, 2009

As the Copenhagen summit becomes shrouded in pessimism, the Edenbee Facebook application is bringing individuals and groups together to make carbon-cutting commitments. more...
Ghost forest

Deforestation in central London

Laura Sevier

17th November

An installation featuring giant tropical tree stumps in Trafalgar square is designed to symbolise threatened rainforest trees throughout the world more...
young business-minded people

10 ideas for sustainable economies and businesses

Ecologist

19th June, 2009

Business and the wider economy can become sustainable parts of the ecosystem - here are some ideas more...

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Wheeling a shopping trolley around a supermarket

10 approaches to tackling over-consumption

Ecologist

19th June, 2009

'There is enough for everyone’s need, but not for everyone’s greed,’ said Gandhi – but how much does each of us need? more...
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10 groups pushing for cultural change

Ecologist

19th June, 2009

Inspiration for change comes in many guises – from downshifting your personal life to celebrating a community Apple Day to joining a movement for social justice. more...
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10 independent media groups

Ecologist

19th June, 2009

Seek out campaigns, context and investigations that you're unlikely to find in the mass media in our pick of the best independent publications more...
The Crimson Wing

The Crimson Wing movie: how beauty can help save the world

Laura Sevier

24th September, 2009

A pioneering Disney nature film has become a powerful tool to protect threatened flamingos on Tanzania's Lake Natron more...
Eco Ironman

CASE STUDY: keeping fit and living green

Kate Herbert

15th September, 2009

On 4th October 'EnvIronman' Jon Alexander will attempt to prove that environmentalism and athleticism can go hand-in-hand at Challenge Barcelona. Kate Herbert meets the greenest ever Ironman to talk triathlons more...
Do Lectures

The Do Lectures: a Glastonbury for the mind

Jaswinder Kaur

27th August, 2009

Once a year in rural Wales twenty 'doers' assemble in a small tent and tell their stories. The aim is to inspire the rest of us to go and do something positive. more...
Better than shopping

Five things to do instead of shopping

Richard Docwra

25th August, 2009

Avoid buying pointless stuff and start saving cash - here are some cheap, fun and interesting things to do 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...
Local hero- Karen

CASE STUDY: independent media

Laura Sevier

1st January, 2009

It’s the polar opposite of the glossy celebrity and lifestyle magazine, celebrating the personal and the everyday. Laura Sevier meets the creative force behind Karen more...
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Buy nothing day

Conrad Schmidt

27th November, 2008

Buy Nothing Day is an annual event to protest our consumerist culture. Consumers are encouraged across the world to stay out of malls and put their wallets back in their pockets for just one day. Started back in 1992 in Vancouver, Canada by Ted Dave, it was popularized by the Adbusters media foundation and it has spread to become an international day of action. more...
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CASE STUDY: green funerals

Laura Sevier

22nd May, 2008

Why mourn a death when you can celebrate a life? Laura Sevier meets a pioneer in his tranquil and tree-filled field, determined to take the fear and formality out of funerals more...
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CASE STUDY: learning from ancient wisdom

Nicola Graydon

1st January, 2008

What can indigenous wisdom teach us about how to better live within our environmental means? Maestro Tlakaelel has some tips more...
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CASE STUDY: changing our perspectives through art

Jon Hughes

1st January, 2008

Sometimes, choosing not to think like a scientist can be a good thing. Jon Hughes sits down with the Harrisons, environmental activists and conceptual artists more...

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