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Assortment of LED bulbs. Photo: Geoffrey.landis / Wikimedia Commons.

Give away LED light bulbs!

Chris Goodall

4th December 2013

To avoid future electricity shortages the UK needs to reduce peak demand - at 5.15pm on a December evening. The simple answer, proposes Chris Goodall, is to distribute free LED light bulbs to every household in the UK. more...
Peter Greaves

Fossil Free Europe Tour

Peter Greaves

13th November 2013

Bill McKibben is a charismatic speaker, a sort of Billy Graham for the Environment, filled with an evangelical fervour, writes Peter Greaves. But ... more...
Lord Stern

Lord Stern snubbed as free trade trumps climate change

Alex Stevenson

November 6th, 2013

Lord Stern's bold initiative to tackle climate change "unhelpful" says UK Government: free trade and economic growth take precedence over climate change ... more...

Falling Fruit: A global collaborative foraging map

November 1st

Ruth Stokes

Ruth Stokes tells The Ecologist about an ingenious new online tool that encourages all of us, especially the yet-to-be-converted, to indulge in the free edible goodness found throughout our urban spaces more...

Go fossil-free, urge investment managers

Kieran Cooke

28th October 2013

Fossil fuel companies are feeling the heat from investors concerned that many of their assets may prove worthless. more...

Pity the freezing children of Norway

October 25th, 2013

Deborah Doane

Deborah Doane believes that the idea of development should be rooted in empathy and solidarity....
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Labour ready to gamble on Miliband's price freeze gambit

Alex Stevenson

26th September 2013

With 20 months to go until the next general election, Britain's energy policy debate is already heating up, reports Alex Stevenson..... more...

UK Environment Secretary suffering from GM delusion

by Pete Riley

Pete Riley, campaign director at GM Freeze argues that Defra are cherry picking their science to fit their agenda, disregarding the real needs of both people and planet..... more...

Is There Grass In That Milk?

May 24th, 2013

by Lorna Howarth

Free-Range Dairy is a new initiative that could reverse the trend towards industrialised mega-farms.
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Global Canopy

by Andrew Mitchell

Andrew Mitchell highlights why we must recognise the true value of what our tropical rainforests provide for free. more...

Masdar City: A Rising Star

April 8th, 2013

By Peter Hume

Peter Hume examines plans for a zero-carbon, zero-waste, car free city in Abu Dhabi that will rely entirely on renewable energy sources, and asks whether the concept can become a sustainable reality...... more...

How illegal sand mining in Sierra Leone is destroying the local beaches

April 3rd, 2013

by Ramatu Kanu

Ramatu Kanu is a citizen journalist based in Freetown, Sierra Leone. She is being trained by Radar - a new charity that trains marginalised groups to report on what would otherwise be neglected news and environmental stories. Here, Ramatu investigates the impact of illegal sand mining in Sierra Leone...
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Safety as Freedom

February 21st, 2013

by Vandana Shiva

Vandana Shiva challenges the violence against people and Nature in the name of progress more...

Earth Freedoms

by Michael Mansfield

Fed up with broken promises and stultifying inaction? If so, 'Earth is Our Business' is the book for you, says Michael Mansfield. more...
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Counting the Consequences

Tony Juniper

Januray 15th, 2013

We need ideas as compelling as those that embarked the world on its current competition-driven ‘free’ markets spree. We need to ignite a revolution that big, but one based on sustainability, writes Tony Juniper more...

Counting the Consequences

January 14th, 2013

by Tony Juniper

We need ideas as compelling as those that embarked the world on its current competition-driven ‘free’ markets spree. We need to ignite a revolution that big, but one based on sustainability, writes Tony Juniper
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Global Extinction Within One Lifetime?

Michael Brown

July 16th, 2012

Environmental chemistry student Michael Brown evaluates how seriously recent claims that global extinction could occur within our lifetime should be taken.... more...

Collaborative Consumption: Tool Sharing

by Samir Jeraj

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

Collaborative Consumption: Tool Sharing

by Samir Jeraj

September 27th, 2012

Collaborative consumption is the next step on from Freecycle and swapshops more...

The Resurgence Story - A New Exhibition

October 5th, 2012

Free to attend, the Resurgence exhibition runs for another week and celebrates Satish’s 40-year-editorship of Resurgence magazine (now Resurgence & Ecologist) more...
Seeds

Defending seed sovereignty

Ecologist

20th August, 2012

A new Global Campaign for Seed Freedom will be celebrating the fortnight from Ghandi’s birthday (October 2nd) to World Food Day (October 16th) as the first Seed Satyagraha during which all participants will declare No Patents On Seeds more...
The sun shines across the Arctic expanse.

A Student Writes….Global Extinction Within One Lifetime?

Michael Brown

16th July, 2012

Environmental chemistry student Michael Brown evaluates how seriously recent claims that global extinction could occur within out lifetime should be taken more...
In season now: what to eat during June

In season now: what to eat during June

Tahsin Pak

28th May, 2012

Professional forager Fergus Drennan tells Tahsin Pak how to make the most of the free food in season this month more...
How to... look after your orchard

The beginner's guide to growing your own fruit

Mark Briggs

14th May, 2012

Whether you live in the city or in the heart of rural England, planting your own fruit trees provides you with a free source of fruit and a boost for biodiversity more...

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