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Sumatran forest

7 ways to help stop tropical deforestion & illegal logging

Peter Dauvergne & Jane Lister

11th March, 2011

A store like Walmart can wield more power than a country over a logging company - especially in the global South. But what's good for Walmart is not always good for the planet. Peter Dauvergne & Jane Lister outline 7 key tools for retailers to limit the impacts of timber consumption more...
Community shops

How we can make local food work for all

Jennifer Smith

27th December, 2010

The aim of a dynamic, lottery funded project is to make it both physically and psychologically easier for people to engage with local food more...

One-minute guide to a greener Guy Fawkes night

Dearbhla Crosse

3rd November, 2010

Tips on maximising the enjoyment and minimising the disturbance of Guy Fawkes Night... more...

Ecologist guide to a green Christmas

Jemima Roberts, Eifion Rees and Matilda Lee

1st November, 2010

From Darina Allen's mountain picnics to Mark Boyle's moneyless meditations and Craig Sams decorating with fungi, 11 environment-minded luminaries tell us what they'll be doing this festive season more...

Ecologist guide to a green Christmas

Jemima Roberts, Eifion Rees and Matilda Lee

1st November, 2010

From Darina Allen's mountain picnics, to Mark Boyle's moneyless meditations and Craig Sams decorating with fungi, 11 environment-minded luminaries tell us what they'll be doing this festive season more...
Mark Shearer and Nick Gardner

Project Dirt: the eco-web project that's much more than the Green Facebook...

Eifion Rees

5th October, 2010

Forget impersonal internet interactions, Project Dirt is connecting green initiatives in real life to make environmental change at a local level a reality more...
Cycling to work

Pedal power: ditch the headaches and cycle to work

Juliet Kemp

28th September, 2010

Commuting to work by bike is easier - and the reasons not to do it flimsier - than you think. Here's our guide to dealing with the excuses and improving pedal power in your workplace more...

How to reclaim the empty shops on your local high street

Adam Oxford

17th September, 2010

A pioneering network has a toolkit for turning the nation's decrepit private spaces into public places 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...
thermostat

Greening my office: I got them to switch the heating off!

Sylvia Sunshine

9th July, 2010

Sylvia scores her first eco success - persuading her sceptical boss that heating an unoccupied portion of the office is a terrible waste of resources more...
Recycling logo in the sky

Greening my office: an award for recycling is a nonsense

Sylvia Sunshine

9th June, 2010

Sylvia is riled when her distinctly un-environmentally-friendly office receives a recycling award from a dubious source... more...
Community shops

Saving and rebuilding community shops

Eifion Rees

1st June, 2010

Mourning the loss of your beloved local shop? With a little help from the Community Shops Network, you can set up and run your own shop and post office...
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Tom Hodgkinson

I tried natural gardening. It was a disaster

Tom Hodgkinson

29th May, 2010

Idleness usually sees Tom through most of life's trials. But not gardening. Oh no. Nature took one look and ran amok more...
Tom Hodgkinson

Microsoft's 'new busy' campaign leads only to antidepressants

Tom Hodgkinson

5th May, 2010

You must have noticed the new advertising campaign for Hotmail, 'the new busy'? Screw that, says Tom Hodgkinson, I want the old lazy... more...

RAN's greenwash of the week: COP15

Rainforest Action Network

14th April, 2010

Everyone was disappointed by Copenhagen, but sometimes it takes a man in a 350.org tie to choke on a nut to remind us just how frustrating COP15 was... more...
The Commons office in Kilburn

Can direct democracy win a seat in Kilburn?

Jeremy Smith

1st April, 2010

Environmental activist Tamsin Omond is running for a Westminster seat on a platform of more collaborative democracy, and resurrecting the idea of the Commons as a shared public good more...
curry and rice ready meal

Greening my office: tacking the microwave meal

Sylvia Sunshine

22nd March, 2010

Sylvia's office gets a new, green employee, and she begins to hatch plans for changing her ready-meal-eating, email-printing, energy-burning colleagues... 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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Getting started in balcony farming

Eifion Rees

9th March, 2010

Strapped for garden space needn't mean being strapped for home-grown veg, as an experienced London balcony gardener reveals more...
Tom Hodgkinson

No-one put Keats on a well-being course and a dose of Prozac

Tom Hodgkinson

4th March, 2010

An obsession with happiness science is just the chemistry set for a new opiate of the masses. Give me misery, says Tom Hodgkinson more...
Molly Scott Cato

Competition is corroding our communities and self-esteem

Molly Scott Cato

16th February, 2010

An obsession with celebrity is costing us more than our free time - it has led to a culture in which individual endeavour is the only form of success more...
Bikeworks

How to set up a social enterprise

Christine Ottery

28th January, 2010

Are you an ethically minded entrepreneur motivated by a strong social mission? Starting a social enterprise gives you a more flexibility than a charity, but the reassurance that your values come first... more...
An orangutan

Blackwashing: do NGO tactics risk long term public trust?

Tom Levitt

1st January, 2010

Instead of making exaggerated claims about species becoming extinct, NGOs could make progress on issues like deforestation by collaborating more closely with companies, reports Tom Levitt more...
Forest people

Protecting forests AND the rights of forest peoples

Laura Sevier

8th December, 2009

The plans currently under consideration for saving forests might help the trees, but they could ride roughshod over indigenous communities. Here are some ways to change that more...
water splashing

10 campaign groups calling for cleaner water

Ecologist

19th June, 2009

Water - we pollute it, waste it, privatise it and dam it. Around the world millions of people lack access to it. But there are organisations out there trying to protect the planet's water for the benefit of all more...

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