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Why the best world-changing ideas begin in your neighbourhood

John-Paul Flintoff

22nd May, 2012

Your ideas for changing the world may be desperately important. But if you can't find a way to engage the interests of the people around you they may never take off, argues John-Paul Flintoff more...

A midwife's manifesta on how to have a fearless birth

Laura Sevier

4th May, 2012

Birth Matters by Ina May Gaskin Birth Matters, a new book by pioneering midwife Ina May Gaskin aims to empower women to gain control over their bodies in order to have the kind of birth they want more...

How to start a co-operative in five steps

Giles Simon

20th April, 2012

How to start a co-operative, the Ecologist From artisan bakers to green energy schemes, co-operative businesses, owned and run by members, are enjoying a renaissance. Here the co-operative trade association offers a practical guide to creating your own more...

Why communal living is the 21st century answer to low carbon life

Zoe Foster

30th March, 2012

Low Carbon Community 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...

Why jeans buck the fast-fashion phenomenon

Sophie Woodward

28th March, 2012

Jeans and ethical fashion Denim has been in fashion since the early 19th century, which is why it is in the ultimate 'slow fashion' statement. Wear yours worn and ragged, and the older the better argues Sophie Woodward more...

Occupy World Street: a call to action for the '99 per cent'

Matilda Lee

21st March, 2012

Occupy World Street by Ross Jackson The Ecologist speaks to author, activist and former businessman Ross Jackson about his idea for a roadmap for radical economic and political reform more...

Ethical fashion: learning how to clean up the clothing industry

Priyanka Mogul

20th March, 2012

How to…give your wardrobe a green-over From cotton seeds to high street clothing racks, the Fair Wear Foundation's new film links the myriad processes in the clothing chain and shows how you can make a difference in supporting a more ethical clothing industry more...

Top 10 myths about new parenthood

Ecologist

7th March, 2012

Maternity special Worried your life, your marriage, your baby or your body isn't 'normal'? Don't fall foul of the myths of parenting more...

Flash 'em: how breastfeeding got political

Matilda Lee

7th March, 2012

Maternity special An exclusive interview with Claire Jones-Hughes - the woman behind Brighton’s now famous breastfeeding flash mob. By Matilda Lee more...

Five maternity campaigns for better, safer birth

Ecologist

7th March, 2012

Maternity special Get involved in the groups and campaigns working towards better maternity services in the UK more...

TAKE ACTION to build a more ethical banking sector

Priyanka Mogul

15th February, 2012

Move your money As we slowly recover from one of the worst economic recessions of our time, Move Your Money will guide us towards building a safer and better banking system that we can rely on more...

Home retrofit experiment shows low carbon living for real people

Charlotte Sankey

24th January, 2012

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

An Ecology of Mind: film interprets a life of unconventional thought

Rachel Fleming

11th January, 2012

An Ecology of Mind by Nora Bateson A new documentary, An Ecology of Mind, directed by Nora Bateson, celebrates her father Gregory - anthropologist, philosopher, ecologist and systems theorist more...

Paradigm Shift: how one young activist uses documentary film to inspire change

Sophie Laggan

20th December, 2011

Rebecca Sweetman, the Paradigm Shift Rebecca is an ordinary woman with extraordinary ambitions, inspiring people all over the world and making 'Shift Happen' through her charity that creates free educational films more...

The Story of Broke

Ben Hudson

3rd December, 2011

The Story of Broke Annie Leonard's new film looks at how money that could be used to build a sustainable future through investment in renewables and increasing recycling is being used to fund wars and subsidise fossil fuels more...

#OCCUPY and Buy Nothing Day move into phase two: #OCCUPYXMAS

Ben Hudson

25th November, 2011

On its twentieth anniversary, Ad Busters plan to take it up a gear, marrying Buy Nothing Day with Occupy in order to #OCCUPYXMAS more...

TAKE ACTION: Tools for Self Reliance providing practical help for practical people

Sophie Laggan

25th November, 2011

African women sewing Charity group Tools for Self Reliance empower the disadvantaged - providing tools and skills so that others can go on to create small businesses in hands-on occupations such as carpentry and tailoring more...

Why we need to 'keep squatting legal'

Laura Laker

14th October, 2011

SQUASH - Squatters' Action for Secure Homes Groups such as Dot Dot Dot and the Squash Campaign are pushing for workable solutions to the UK's housing crisis, but they are up against an anti-squatter media backlash. Laura Laker reports more...

Why a change in mindset can help us overcome climate change paralysis

Peter Baker

27th September, 2011

Jolly Pilgrim by Peter Baker In an extract from his new book the Jolly Pilgrim, Peter Baker argues that taking a long view on the human species will make us more able to cope with today's problems more...

Inside the London College of Fashion's eco-hub

Matilda Lee

15th September, 2011

Centre for Sustainable Fashion Fashionable ideas get an ethical makeover at the Centre for Sustainable Fashion. Matilda Lee reports more...

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