With bricks and mortar proving environmentally unsustainable, a dearth of affordable housing available, and charity Shelter maintaining that homelessness persists, could shipping containers be a solution?
Teddy Goldsmith’s death left a hole at the heart of the green movement. The website set up in his memory is a fitting tribute to his life's work and is a must-read for the eco-conscious, says Ben Hudson
IKEA likes to sell itself as a principled, sustainable furniture producer. But has its low-cost, high-volume business model meant that it has had to compromise environmental concerns for money? Peter Salisbury reports
It’s the biggest green energy company in the UK but that’s not enough for founder, Dale Vince. The next step, he tells Peter Salisbury, is to take on the ‘big six’ energy companies and show us all that renewables are the way forward
The salvaged velvet curtains are in and the newly painted walls are good to go but was it all worth it? In the final installment of her ecorefurb diary, Sue Wheat takes a retrospective look at a challenging year
From fossil fuel generated electricity to unreliable batteries, electric cars haven’t always lived up to the hype. But with the launch of the Vauxhall Ampera, could all that be about to change? Ruth Styles reports