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How to grow a green manure

Andy Hamilton

11th March, 2010

Your soil will love you for it, wildlife thrives in it and weeds are deterred by it. Here is the what, why and how of green manure more...
Fruit tree

Persuading your local station to plant fruit trees

Laura Laker

2nd March, 2010

Armed with just a good idea and big dose of enthusiasm you can transform a bleak area into a mini orchard. Plus, the best way to approach a station manager... more...
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Farmers' markets, coops and repair shops will seed the new economy

Tim Jackson

26th January, 2010

It's called the 'Cinderella economy'. You know it as the local, sustainable businesses that don't make the GDP figures soar, but do provide jobs and glue communities together... more...
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Pavan Sukhdev: you can have progress without GDP-led growth

Tom Levitt

22nd January, 2010

Deutsche Bank economist Pavan Sukhdev is heading up the groundbreaking TEEB (The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity) report and doing for nature what Sir Nicholas Stern did for climate change - valuing it more...
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Will the US get 'squatters' rights' to the atmosphere?

Navroz K. Dubash

25th November, 2009

India has a substantial part to play in a climate deal, but failing to acknowledge historical responsibility is akin to giving the US 'squatters' rights' to the atmosphere more...
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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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Tim Jackson: 'our economy is not fit-for-purpose'

Tim Jackson

12th November, 2009

Professor Tim Jackson tells an audience at Westminster Central Hall how our economy has failed us but, whilst growth is unsustainable, so is its alternative, 'de-growth'... more...
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How to turn your excess fruit and veg into wine

Andy Hamilton

3rd November, 2009

Home brewing need not produce unpalatable dross. With this simple guide, you can use your gluts of marrows and pears to create cheap-and-cheerful signature wines more...
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Economic growth has let us down. What's the alternative?

Tim Jackson

2nd November, 2009

Tim Jackson's new book, 'Prosperity Without Growth', is an explosive indictment of the failure of economic growth to provide sustainable wellbeing for the world's population. But there could be another way forward... more...
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Sarkozy deserves applause for his stance on growth

Jonathon Porritt

23rd September, 2009

Few people in policy work have nice things to say about the Treasury, especially if you produce reports challenging economic growth. So Sarkozy's recent move on GDP is welcome more...
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GDP should be scrapped, says Sarkozy

Ecologist

15th September, 2009

Economic growth is destroying more than it is creating, argues the French president as he calls for a new measure of national wealth more...
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Know your oats: grow your own grains

Clarissa Dickson Wright and Johnny Scott

25th August, 2009

Growing your own food can go beyond fruit and veg if you have space and the right soil. Read on for Clarissa Dickson Wright and Johnny Scott's guide to grain crops more...

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Grow your own drugs

Grow your own drugs: an interview with James Wong

Laura Sevier

2nd July, 2009

Plants can be much more than a pretty backdrop to life. Read this and you'll never look at a garden in the same way again... more...
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The Winter Harvest Handbook by Eliot Coleman

Mark Anslow

17th June, 2009

Anyone interested in how food can be produced year-round without a heated greenhouses will find this a genuine page-turner. more...
Gardening

How to create your own edible landscape

Giovanna Dunmall

1st April 2009

With allotment waiting lists more than a decade long in many areas, people without gardens are becoming increasingly creative in their enthusiastic quest to grow their own food. Report by Giovanna Dunmall more...
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Back to basics

Andrew Simms

22nd April, 2009

Uncontrolled growth of financial debt is currently laying waste to large parts of the global economy. An explosion of ecological debt looks set to do the same, but worse, to a biosphere friendly to human civilisation. more...
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Nature's free for all

Paul Kingsnorth

8th April, 2009

With the worst summer on record decimating his potatoes, onions and other allotment crops, Paul Kingsnorth turns to nature’s abundance in foraged food
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Capital Growth: London’s floating gardens

Louise Downing

26th February, 2009

Capital Growth and British Waterways have teamed up in a bid to convert London’s canals into flourishing floating vegetable gardens. more...
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Allotments are not for building on

Paul Kingsworth

28th January, 2009

Paul Kingsnorth on the battle to keep land for people to grow their own food, rather than for developers to grow rich. more...
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Goodbye to growth

Richard Heinberg

7th January, 2009

The contraction of the global economic system bodes nothing but good for global ecosystems. Growth is dead – long live sustainability more...
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Less is more - the move to a saner happier economy

Andrew Simms

1st April, 2008

Don’t be afraid of the recession, says Andrew Simms , it may just be the lucky break we need to get our heads around a more sane economy and a better quality of life
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Investigations

Carbon Trading and the limits of free-market logic

Kevin Smith

3rd October, 2007

Carbon trading, its backers claim, brings emissions reductions and supports sustainable development in the global south. But, argues Kevin Smith, it may do neither, and is harming efforts to create a low-carbon economy. more...
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Old-growth forests must be protected, say scientists

News

7th June, 2007

Forty-two biologists and botanists have sent a signed petition to the governments of British Columbia and Canada calling for full protection of the country's old-growth forest. more...
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Taking account of China’s growth

Pan Yue

29th March, 2007

China boasts the fastest growing economy in the world. But how to calculate this development’s impact on natural resources, on public health and the environment? Pan Yue sets out the case for green GDP accounting more...
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Not so much 'green' as 'cabbage looking'

Molly Scott Cato

22nd March, 2007

Gordon Brown's Budget was disappointing. But not just because of its economic niceties. It fails to address key issues which have become taboo amongst economists - money, debt and economic growth. Molly Scott Cato, a green economist and Senior Lecturer in Social Economy at the Cardiff School of Management, addresses all three... more...

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