Green Lifestyle

Ecologist Visionaries

The Visionaries

The Ecologist
| 20th March 2009
Mark Anslow, Laura Sevier, Dan Box and Matilda Lee profile 10 visionaries with 10 big ideas for a better world.

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Between you and me...

Tom Hodgkinson
| 16th March 2009
No more financial meltdown, poor communication and substandard food – if we ditch the middlemen and get co-operative, what couldn’t we achieve?

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Blog: Earthenwitch

Earthenwitch
| 23rd February 2009
Making your own wine, or the joy of something for (virtually) nothing. A few years back, my father decided that it was time to clear out his shed (Serious business, that. I could swear that his shed was a portal to another world, where its primary function was that of a municipal tip).

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Paint for Life

Matilda Lee
| 16th February 2009
Quick fading and blandly coloured they are not. Eco paints may be thicker and require a primer but the benefits, not least to our health, outweigh the extra labour writes Matilda Lee

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Behind the Label: Comfort Fabric Softener

Pat Thomas
| 12th February 2009
Soft towels, fluffy fleeces and synthetic fabrics don’t cling. What’s not to like? Well, try skin irritation, increased flammability and environmental pollution, for starters. It seems the average bottle of fabric softener has a dark side.

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Tinker's Bubble: low-impact living

Shannon Carr-Shand
| 30th January 2009
In 1993 a group of 10 friends, including former Ecologist editor Simon Fairlie, shared a vision of a place where people could live and work in harmony with the land. What resulted became Tinker’s Bubble

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Hemp on the high street

Laura Sevier
| 21st January 2009
It’s versatile, environmentally friendly and has a 5,000-year-old pedigree in the fashion world. Laura Sevier can’t understand why it’s taken so long for hemp to hit the shops

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