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Green Philosophy. Roger Scruton. A Critical Left Review 07.07.12

“Enforced destruction. Old industries have to be harshly eliminated. New markets have to be forcibly claimed. Old markets have to be re-exploited. Destroy the past, make the future.” Cosmopolis. Don DeLillo. 2003. Andrew Coates reviews Roger Scruton’s Green Philosophy. Roger Scruton. How to Think Seriously about the Planet.

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When Two Worlds Collide- help fund the film 07.11.10

Yachaywasi Films, from Lima, Peru are looking for micro support for their latest film ’When Two Worlds Collide’. The film itself is a contemporary apocalyptic story of a man, of a people, and of the fate of one of our planet’s most valuable natural resources, the Amazonian Rainforest. Contributions start at a mere $5.

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Let Monsanto and others do what they like with GM. 19.10.10

GM probably has some role to play in our future. Ideally it will only be when we develop biota to terraform Mars or any other planet we aren’t critically dependent on, because it’s a super-fucking-high risk business when you start tinkering with the ecosystems of the whole fucking world. (Totally ripped off from GoodFuckingIdea.com)

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YO YO Yeo Valley’s Organic Rap advert 18.10.10

It ’an’t about fast cars, women, shooting your enemies- and there isn’t a piece of Bling Bling gold in sight. It’s the Yeo Valley latest advert, who thought organic could come up with this. Great fun.

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How agrofuel land grabs are undermining African farming 30.08.10

Access to land provides food and livelihoods for billions of people around the world, but as the availability of fertile land and water is threatened by climate change, mismanagement and consumption patterns, demand for land has been increasing says Friends of the Earth in their latest report ’Africa up for grabs: The scale and impact of land land grabbing for agrofuels’

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Work Foundation-A 2020 Low Carbon Economy 22.06.10

New research from The Work Foundation shows that confusion over regulation and a proliferation of agencies and bureaucracy is putting the creation of jobs in the low carbon economy at risk. The low carbon economy has been identified as a potential area for economic growth and job creation.

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Green Gone Wrong: Why most environmental solutions are based on lies 01.06.10

Faced with the unprecendented threat of climate change, the contemporary world has turned to a solution that is all too prosaic—consumerism. The answer, we are told, is to “go green,” to buy organic food or even a new “clean” car. In a follow-up to her bestselling and acclaimed book Gone Tomorrow: The Hidden Life of Garbage, Heather Rogers travels from Paraguay to Indonesia, via the Hudson Valley, Detroit and London, to explore the rapid expansion of environmental production and consumption, writes Derek Wall

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Survive or thrive the coming climate change 24.06.09

“Adapting to the new climate of the 21st century will be costly, sometimes impossible and potentially hugely destabilizing to society” argues Professor Neil Adger at the University of East Anglia, in his lastest book, Adapting to Climate Change, published this week by Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research with Cambridge University Press.

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The Ecological Revolution by John Bellamy Foster 27.04.09

The Ecological Revolution: Making Peace With The Planet by John Bellamy Foster. Since the atomic bomb made its first appearance on the world stage in 1945, it has been clear that we possess the power to destroy our own planet. What nuclear weapons made possible, global environmental crisis, marked especially by global warming, has now made inevitable—if business as usual continues.

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Ecologist drops print edition for online future 09.04.09

Source: Ecologist Press Release. As the world’s most respected environmental affairs magazine, the Ecologist has always embraced change. That is why as of June we will be relaunching online.

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Two inspiring reads for Fairtrade Fortnight 24th Feb-9th March 21.02.08

Two new books will hit the shelves in time for Fairtrade Fortnight, aimed at foodies and philosophers alike. The Fairtrade Everyday Cookbook is a compilation of the nation’s best-loved Fairtrade recipes from chefs, celebrities. Fighting the Banana Wars and other Fairtrade battles by Harriet Lamb explores how Fairtrade has grown to become a global movement that is revolutionising the way we shop.

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Siân Berry’s 50 Greener Ways series 05.02.08

Siân Berry has been very busy, not only is she the Green Party’s London Mayorial candidate, she has also spent her free time writing fours great little guides to greener shopping, greener travel, greener home , and lastly on energy and water savings.

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Natural Choices Top 10 Green Websites 2007 18.12.07

2007 has seen some great new sites being launched for the ethically inclined, as well as the continuing of some of the classics. Information is the key to eco and ethical lifestyles and business, and the rise of a forest of new sources is a key in gaining critical mass.

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Natural Choices top ethical business books- 2007 17.12.07

Jonathan Porritt, Adrian Henriques, Simon Zadek, John Grant, Chris Anderson, and Paul Allen – the quality of books on ethical business and corporate social responsibility has never been better.

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Green Classics- Silent Spring by Rachel Carson 19.11.07

Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring is often quoted as one of the founding texts of the modern American environmental movement. First published in 1962 Carson was the first scientific author to raise the issue of the impact of pesticides, herbicides and insecticides on man and nature to the wider public audience.

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The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein 06.11.07

Last week Dominique Strauss-Kahn took up office as the head of the International Monetary Fund, the unthinkable has happened, a socialist, albeit a pretty right wing one, has taken over the key institution promoting free markets and economic globalisation. How did this happen?

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Cutting your Car Use-by Anna Semlyen 29.10.07

Cutting Your Car Use: save Money, Be Heathly, Be Green by Anna Smlyen is the latest updated versionof the superb pocket sized guide from Green Books. A practical handbook on how to reduce our reliance on the beast in the garage.

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Babylon and Beyond by Derek Wall 04.10.07

Derek Wall’s ‘Babylon and Beyond: the economics of Anti-Capitalist, Anti-Globalist and Radical Green Movements’ is a great romp through the various elements make up the anti-globalisation ’movement’- starting with the Keynesian type reformers like Soros and ending up with the eco-socialism, passing by autonomists, eco-feminism and of course anarchists.

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Reduce Reuse Recycle by Nicky Scott 27.09.07

A pocket sized book packed with superb information on getting the most from what we use, where we buy it from and what we do with it. Another superb Green Books Guide.

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It’s green, but is it any good? 30.08.07

Ethical Product Review has been launched this week to help consumers find out from their peers the green and ethical products that are actually worth buying. Find out what others think about the latest green products and services and add your own opinions.

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Nick Rosen on launching Off-Grid.net 23.08.07

Nick Rosen, author of How to Live Off-Grid and website publisher explains how he launched the site, wonders if he is rather sad, and why now, with the explosion of media interest, nobody seems to have remembered his phone number.

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Downsell Primary School stars in Climate Calendar 2009 08.08.07

18 lucky pupils from Downsell Primary School in Leyton took part in a special photo shoot for Flipside Vision’s 2009 edition of the superb Calendar of Climate Change.

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Ethics Girls- news, product review and online shop 08.08.07

Ethics Girls is a new website designed for eco and ethically motivated women. Packed full of the latest news and with a shop full of the best in ethical and green products. Founder Sam Rogers talks to naturalchoices about why now is the right time to launch.

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Your Ethical Business by Paul Allen 08.08.07

How to plan, start and succeed in a company with a conscience. Paul Allen’s book, in association with P3 Capital and NGO Media is the perfect starting place for ethically motivated entrepreneurs.

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The Self-Sufficiency Hand Book- Alan & Gill Bridgewater 02.08.07

As summer draws it damp way toward autumn and work once again raises its ugly head, dreams of stepping off the treadmill and opting for a simple life cross an increasing number of people’s minds.

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Allotments-UK.com joins the 21st century 01.08.07

Allotments-uk.com, the longest running online community for allotment users in the UK, today announced the launch of a host of new upgrades for its dedicated users.

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Organic Places to Stay in the UK and Ireland-3rd Edition- Linda Moss 31.07.07

Now in its third edition and now including Ireland. Hotels, B&Bs, holiday homes and campsites, Linda Moss has gathered an extensive range of organic orientated holiday accommodation across the UK in this superb guide from Green Books.

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Greening Your Office- Jon Clift & Amanda Cuthbert 25.07.07

From cupboard to corporation: an A-Z guide. Published by Ethical Junction member Green Books, this pocket sized guide should be in every office in the UK it has loads of handy tip to save money and make office work more sustainable.

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Eco-Centres and Courses – by Terena Plowright 06.07.07

Throughout the UK the galaxy of courses and hands on training around living a more sustainable life is breath taking. Published by Green Books, this is a comprehensive guide of fun and interesting days out for both adults and children.

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Thenag.net changing the world one click at a time 19.06.07

You know what to do, that list of 101 things is pinned to the fridge and all it makes you do is feel guilty. How do you turn that first step into a skip? Briony Greenhill The Nag’s Project Director tells to naturalchoices how it works.

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The New Green Consumer Guide- Julia Hailes 05.06.07

How green should you be, how green can you be in modern Britain? In The New Green Consumer Guide published by Simon & Schuster Julia Hailes takes a practical lively look at how to reduce the environmental impact of your life, up to and including your death.

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Organic Gardening- the natural no-dig way by Charles Dowding 30.04.07

This book is a superb introduction from Green Books to a tried and tested organic gardening technique perfected by Charles Dowding over 25 years of hands on experience.

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The Ethical Travel Guide from Tourism Concern 11.04.07

Travel in the modern world is an ethical minefield. The Ethical Travel Guide written by Polly Pattullo with Orely Minelli for Tourism Concern, published by Earthscan, doesn’t have all the answers but it is a good place to start.

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How to live a low-carbon life by Chris Goodall 03.04.07

In the UK the average individual is responsible directly and indirectly for 12 ½ tonnes of carbon dioxide. How do we get that down to 3 tonnes- well reading Chris Goodall’s ‘How to live a low carbon life- the individual’s guide to stopping climate change’ is the best start.

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Book Review- Smarter Investing by Tim Hale 13.01.07

“Smarter Investing- simple decisions for better results “ by Tim Hale is the clearest, best written introduction to intelligent investing published in 2006. Hale reiterates the simple truth that the individual investor cannot beat the market over the medium term, nor should they try.

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Book Review- Heat by George Monbiot 24.11.06

Monbiot, campaigner, writer, columnist and academic throws all his hats into this engaging and challenging book. The book’s basic premise is that to hold global warming at 2°C the United Kingdom need to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 87% by 2030. Can it be done and what would life be like in a low carbon economy?

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