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School travel plans: how to successfully get your kids walking and cycling to school

Laura Laker

13th October, 2010

Cutting the car out of the school run has health, social and environmental benefits for pupils, parents and teachers. Here's our guide to making it happen... more...
The mx-libris taxi concept

When will we see a green taxi industry?

Aimee Steen

23rd August, 2010

Buses don't go everywhere, and on some routes they might not even be an efficient option. But many taxis are heavy and polluting compared to ordinary cars - when will this change? more...
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...
Cleaning the tyres

The art of bike maintenance: trouble shooting squeaks and creaks

Guy Andrews

15th June, 2010

This extract from The Ultimate Guide to Bicycle Maintenance will help you identify the source of, and fix, nasty noises more...
Hay Festival

Greening the Hay Festival

Laura Sevier

20th May, 2010

Next week, the Hay Festival in Wales kicks off with its usual big name line-up of writers. Andy Fryers, organiser of the festival's special 'Greenprint' initiative, talks about expanding green events and shrinking footprints more...
Plane flying over palm trees

Short-haul flights within Europe up by 48 per cent

Ecologist

27th April, 2010

Report highlights rapid growth in short-haul flights within Europe and the failure to tackle air pollution from road transport more...
Car exhaust pipe

What is the health impact of air pollution?

Andrew Marszal

20th April, 2010

After the Clean Air Acts banished the smogs of the 50s and 60s, many thought that air pollution problems had disappeared. They were wrong more...
Lighter later

Should we stay on British Summer Time all year round?

Christine Ottery

20th April, 2010

Will an hour's extra daylight after work make us greener, happier, healthier and safer? A campaign to move the clocks forward by one hour all-year-round says it will... more...
Rospuda Valley

Saving a pristine wilderness from an international motorway

Laura Sevier

20th April, 2010

How activist Malgorzata Górska helped protect a Polish forest valley, and changed her government's attitude to conservation in the process more...
Heathrow airport

Heathrow aiport expansion will result in £5 billion loss

Ecologist

19th April, 2010

Calculations on the cost of building a third runway at Heathrow are outdated and do not make economic sense says a new report more...
Ewan in front of a coach

I did London to Sydney without flying. Here's how

Ewan Kingston

16th April, 2010

Our well-grounded Kiwi reflects on his six month (almost flightless) odyssey from London to New Zealand, and answers all the usual questions on travel without wings more...
Piggy back in the mud

Using bike-powered theatre to communicate climate change

Claire Baylis

15th April, 2010

Every summer a team of cyclists set off across Britain stopping along the way to perform an eco-themed play to schools, festivals and communities. Welcome to the Otesha Project... more...

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Container ship

Ships told to go slow to cut carbon emissions

Ecologist

25th March, 2010

'Slow-steaming' could reduce shipping emissions by 30 per cent, says a report submitted to the UN, but toxic lubricants remain a serious problem more...
stacks of pound coins on a stock chart

Snapshot: what the budget does for the green economy

Ecologist

24th March, 2010

In the last budget before the general election, Alistair Darling announced a series of measures that could have a positive environmental impact, including a £2 billion green investment bank more...
London traffic

Air pollution death toll could hit 50,000 a year, say MPs

Ecologist

22nd March 2010

UK’s poor air quality is a bigger killer than passive smoking, road traffic accidents and obesity says parliamentary committee more...
Cars

Bigger engines, two-car households and school runs on rise

Ecologist

16th February, 2010

Far from downsizing, Government transport statistics reveal a trend towards multi-car households and bigger engines as well as more children being driven to school more...

The open-source hydrogen car set to change the industry

Alex McDonald

20th January, 2010

Cars are evil, right? But what if they ran on hydrogen, did 300 miles per gallon, were leased rather than owned, and were produced under an open source business model... more...
Electric bike

How to choose the right bike

Hugh Bowring

21st January, 2010

There is a greater variety of bikes available now than ever before, ranging from as little as £100 up to over £1000. Here is some basic information on the six main varieties more...
Richmond biodiesel

Councils using chip fat as fuel and road filler

Amy Dickson

5th November, 2009

Richmond council has become the first in the country to run its entire vehicle fleet on 100 per cent recycled biodiesel, while Lincolnshire is using the stuff to patch roads more...
Sundance Renewables

Recycling used cooking oil to power diesel cars

Dorienne Robinson

26th November, 2009

Sundance Renewables in Wales is a pioneering workers' co-operative and social enterprise converting used cooking oil into a low emissions alternative to diesel more...
Campaign for Better Transport

Tell the Government: we want cheaper trains

Rebecca Heald

6th August, 2009

Help the Campaign for Better Transport push for cheaper, greener, less crowded trains by filling in a simple online form more...
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30 steps to an oil-free world

1st May, 2008

Ecologist

Our addiction to oil is not inevitable. We can all take steps to kick the habit more...
Big lemon bus driver

CASE STUDY: starting a local biofuel bus service

Jan Goodey

1st October, 2008

Crude oil may be running out, but Brighton's transport revolution is powering up. Jan Goodey meets Tom Druitt, the driving force behind the Big Lemon Bus more...
A cargo ship fitted with solar sails

Does shipping have a green future?

Chris Carroll

27th October, 2009

The aviation industry has its climate change plans, car manufacturers are working on 'eco' alternatives, and rail is considered top of the class, but what has the transport mode that delivers 90 per cent of goods to the UK done to improve upon its environmental credentials? more...
A train in China

The Chinese know sustainable travel

Ewan Kingston

20th October, 2009

China may have plenty of coal-fired gigawatts, but the country knows a thing or two about sustainable and efficient transport, Ewan finds more...

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