Eco-villages: hippy town, or way of the future?

Monday, 16 February 2009

Although these eco-villages differ in size and flavour, they are all based on three key principles: the communities must be socially, economically and ecologically sustainable.

Empty cardboard box

How to move house the green way

Monday, 9 February 2009

Moving your worldly goods from place to place can be a big drama, so it's easy to forget the impact the big move can have on the environment.


Permaculture basics

Thursday, 5 February 2009

Australian plants and gardens have always been a little more unruly than other countries like England. So it's no surprise that a messier, more environment-friendly way of gardening originated here.

Deron Beal, Freecycler

Freecycling, the eco ebay

Monday, 2 February 2009

Cyber-kerbside, cashless eBay or gifting … whatever you call it, the Freecycle movement is a spectacular success, with more than 3.5 million members in over 75 countries, supported by an army of 10,000 volunteers.

Bright ideas for energy

Possible power

Monday, 2 February 2009

There's energy all around us. But what are the ways of putting it to good, clean use?

Wilson Island, Great Barrier Reef

Isle of Plenty

Thursday, 8 January 2009

It reads like a check-list of island clichés. Pristine aqua-blue water: tick. Colourful coral swarming with exotic fish: tick. Sun-kissed castor-sugar sand: tick.So what makes Wilson Island, a tiny coral cay on the Great Barrier Reef, stand out from every other atoll?

Festival goers having fun

Greening the groove: festivals and the environment

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

The morning after a great music festival, as you pack up your tent with a throbbing head, spare a thought for the rather monumental environmental hangover that such large-scale events can cause.

christmas cards

Green Christmas cards

Thursday, 4 December 2008

Check out some eco tips that ensure your Christmas cards will give twice.

Paul Watson, captain of the Sea Shepherd's Steve Irwin

Paul Watson: the whale shepherd.

Friday, 28 November 2008

The Japanese government calls him an eco-terrorist, but Paul Watson looks more like the sea captain off The Simpsons - minus the wooden leg. He's not too thrilled about being labelled, either.


10 ways to go green on a budget

Thursday, 20 November 2008

There are plenty of ways to go green without going into the red.

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