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Cohousing and community on the coast

April 9th, 2013

by Sarah Lozanova

Sarah Lozanova tells the Ecologist why her and her family have decided to make the move from a city dwelling to an Eco-village.... more...

Why are we still living in structures that cut us off from nature?

February 21st, 2013

by Tony Culver

According to Tony Culver about 99% of all domestic houses are redesigns of prehistoric cave dwellings. Here he explains the rationale behind this claim and argues that it is time to emerge from our caves.... more...

What price that weekend bunch of flowers?

by Hazel Sillver

Homegrown flowers don't have the shocking carbon footprint of imports A bunch of flowers - unless plucked from your own plot - will likely have a hefty carbon footprint. The Ecologist's Green Living writer, Hazel Sillver looks at how to enjoy fresh flowers all without damaging the environment. more...

Collaborative Consumption: Tool Sharing

by Samir Jeraj

Collaborative Consumption is the next step on from Freecycle and swapshops, says Samir Jeraj more...

Top 10… ways to give old furniture a facelift

Lisa Stephens

25th May, 2012

Top 10… ways to give old furniture a facelift Don’t go to IKEA – unleash your inner artist and revamp your table and chairs instead. Lisa Stephens shares some expert advice
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How to... save energy without breaking the bank

Ruth Styles

16th May, 2012

How to... save energy without breaking the bank There’s more to an energy efficient home than good insulation; everything from radiators to windows can play their part. Ruth Styles explains how to make your home a greener place to be more...

Five of the best… eco-friendly interiors blogs

Lisa Stephens

4th May, 2012

Five of the best…eco home blogs Need inspiration for sprucing up your house? From retro furnishings to sustainable interiors, Lisa Stephens rounds up five of the best eco-friendly home blogs more...

The beginners guide to… creating a low carbon home

Ruth Styles

24th April, 2012

The beginners guide to… creating a low carbon home From reducing energy consumption to a full-scale retrofit, Ruth Styles explains how to make your low carbon dream a reality more...

Are straw bales the future of sustainable building?

Mark Briggs

20th April, 2012

Are straw bales the future of sustainable building? Straw bale is a low impact, low carbon building material making strides towards mainstream acceptance. So is it about time we took notice? Mark Briggs reports more...

The Ecologist meets…Method co-founder Adam Lowry

Bethany Hubbard

13th April, 2012

The Ecologist meets…Method co-founder Adam Lowry Can detergent make the green movement sexy? According to Method co-founder Adam Lowry; cleaning products are just the start. Bethany Hubbard caught up with him to find out more more...

How to... buy a green home

Bethany Hubbard

6th April, 2012

How to... buy an eco-friendly home From wool insulation to wood-burning boilers, a greener property is possible. Bethany Hubbard rounds up the key things to look out for more...

Beat the heat: how a new type of eco home is helping tackle global warming

Paul Miles

3rd April, 2012

tenerife bio home As climate change speeds up, the question of how to adapt our homes to hotter temperatures is becoming increasingly important. Now, a pioneering project on the island of Tenerife has been set up to address those concerns. Paul Miles reports more...

How to… make recycling pay

Bethany Hubbard

30th March, 2012

How to…make recycling pay From turning old clothes into bags to making plastic cups into fabulous pencils, spring-cleaning just got lucrative more...

Top 10… green places to live

Rebecca Campbell

30th March, 2012

Richmond Upon Thames From great public transport to carbon reduction initiatives, the UK’s towns and cities are making strides towards becoming greener places to live. Rebecca Campbell takes a closer look at the most impressive more...

The A to Z of retrofitting

Chloe Barrow

27th March, 2012

retrofitting Cutting emissions at home doesn’t just help the planet; it saves you money too. Chloe Barrow explains how to get started more...

How to… make your own patchwork quilt

Rebecca Campbell

23rd March, 2012

patchwork quilt Pretty, practical and the perfect way to make the most of old clothes, patchwork quilts are the coolest way to give your home a shot of upcycled style
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Palm oil: the hidden ingredient causing an ecological disaster

Ben Martin

14th March, 2012

palm oil Palm oil is in our food, cleaning products and fuel. But it's destroying rainforest and contributing to climate change. Sustainable certification schemes have been set up, but campaigners increasingly question whether they work more...

Eco cement: the world's favourite building material gets a green-over

Paul Miles

14th February, 2012

ECO CEMENT Cement manufacturers are among the world’s biggest polluters and produce more emissions per capita than aviation. So how can you ensure that the cement you use isn’t wrecking the planet? more...

How to...make recycled art

Bethany Hubbard

10th February, 2012

How to...make recycled art Upcycling is one of 2012’s hottest design trends but you don’t have to stop at furniture. If you’re looking for some decorative inspiration, get to grips with our guide to making your own eco-fabulous art more...

How green is your washing powder?

Bethany Hubbard

3rd February, 2012

How green is your washing powder? From phosphates to enzymes, the contents of your detergent can be difficult to decipher. Here’s what to look out for and what to avoid more...

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