Green Living

The Gentrification of Trailer Park Living

Liam Deacon | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Liam Deacon

The big questions are obviously land, and regulation? Once you've got yourself a cozy little house, where do you park it? Well, tiny house people gentrified the caravans so they've also gentrified caravan parks...

Haunting Images Show Life Next One Of The World's Most Polluted Rivers

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK

Once a tropical paradise, the Citarum river on the Indonesian island of Java is now a toxic soup containing dangerously high levels of heavy metals, r...

Toryism Won't Protect the Welfare State or Tackle Climate Change - That Baton Falls to the Left

Matt Hawkins | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Politics
Matt Hawkins

What's driving these changes is the Conservative's social philosophy infused with ideals of individual responsibility and ending the 'evils of dependency'. It's social malevolence, not economic pragmatism. The same can be said of the environment. Environmental campaigners are calling for government action but taking action is anathema to Conservative ideology.

The Battle for Sustainable Development Will Be Won or Lost in Cities

Peter Bakker | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK
Peter Bakker

Cities can be seen as an environmental time bomb. They currently consume up to 80% of global material and energy supplies and produce around 75% of carbon emissions. With current energy intensive modes of urban development, the addition of 3 billion more city-dwellers by 2050 will mean we have no chance of limiting climate change.

Budget 2014: It's Time to Tackle the 'Hard-Working Families' Rhetoric

Matt Hawkins | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Politics
Matt Hawkins

Not only should we question what the Conservative vision of a hard-working society looks like in reality, we should also remember who is evangelising it and why. When it comes to work and family backgrounds the Coalition cabinet could not be more unrepresentative of the run-of-the-mill British family.

Political Revolution Could Happen Within a Generation

Clare Phipps | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Politics
Clare Phipps

Like thousands of other Britons across the country, I begin my days by catching up on the latest news. And, on an increasingly frequent basis, it is often enough to make me feel like crawling back under the covers - or search for the latest "21 Cutest Animals Ever!" Buzzfeed...

Education Reform - Why It's Time to Abolish Dictatorial, Oppressive Ofsted

Natalie Bennett | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

General revolt against Ofsted is growing, with schools around the country (and their communities) saying that its processes are not fair or reasonable, its criteria arbitrary, and its inspections incredibly stressful and destructive.

This Is Really Fracking Funny

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK Comedy

"With fracking companies circling the British Isles, it's now more important than ever to make a stand," says green electricity company Ecotricity. ...

Fun and Games on the Move - How to Encourage Eco Behavior Change at the Touch of a Smart Phone

Paula Owen | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Tech
Paula Owen

To celebrate Climate Week 2014 in the UK we are launching our first casual game App. We have taken the traditional, old-style top trump style game and given it a 21st century eco make-over, digitising it and adding some fun new features.

Why I Skip

Cameron Kaye | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Politics
Cameron Kaye

As an environmental campaigner I try to live as sustainably as possible and put my beliefs into practice. Skipping for food is, for me, an integral part of being both true to my beliefs and leading a truly sustainable life...

Gain From Greening Your Lifestyle in 2014

Rob Crumbie | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK
Rob Crumbie

For those looking to gain more from going green in 2014 and help reduce the 171 million tonnes of waste produced in Britain every year, below are some quick and easy changes you can make:

Casino Banking Is Incompatible With a Democratic Society

Molly Scott Cato | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Politics
Molly Scott Cato

I believe that what the financial crisis has demonstrated most importantly is that unless we have the operation of finance under democratic control we cannot truly claim to live in a democracy: the objective of Green Party policy outlined in our new report Stepping Outside the Casino is to achieve this democratic control.

Climate Change - 'The Ultimate in Boring Conversation'?

Gregor Smith | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gregor Smith

German magazine Der Spiegel recently conducted an interview with Randy Olson, a renowned biology professor and producer of documentaries, primarily su...

New Year Conservation Resolutions

Frontier | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK
Frontier

Today is the day that we fight this curse or rather lack of motivation and make resolutions that matter, resolutions that are for change, resolutions that give back!

London Road Deaths: Boris Johnson Is Missing the Point

Caroline Russell | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK Politics
Caroline Russell

The Mayor is missing the point, thinking that the issue on London's streets is all about cycling... London is in grave danger of becoming famous not for finance, art, culture and cycling, but rather for road death and injury. We need a radical re-assessment of the purpose of our streets.

If You Can't Beat Them, Join Them

Sanjay Bowry | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK
Sanjay Bowry

So the saying goes "if you can't beat them, join them" and the latest raft of energy price hikes suggests now is the time for UK consumers to consider doing just that. We are a nation tired of being held to ransom by our energy bills - so has the time come to ditch our reliance on energy companies by becoming the bosses of our own energy supplies?

Greenest Government Ever? Now That's What I Call Crap

Natalie Bennett | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

One dictionary defines "crap" as vulgar slang for "something of extremely poor quality". That's a fair description for this government's pledge to be "the greenest government ever" - and of its energy policy, or rather failure to match the urgent need to have an energy policy.

10 Easy and Unusual Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Brian Smithers | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Brian Smithers

We are moving to an Energy 3.0 future where technological innovations in the digital age will allow consumers to become masters of their own energy. However, in the mean time to help achieve the UK targets there are a number of easy and unusual ways consumers can reduce their carbon footprint...

Living Wage Week: Decent Pay Needs to Be a Given, and That Means a Compulsory Living Wage

Natalie Bennett | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

What's been missing in the public debate, and deserves particularly focus in this, Living Wage Week, is the failures of distribution of the wealth of our society that has seen millions left without the means of basic survival; that half a million people are, today, in the sixth-richest country in the world, dependent on food banks, should be considered a driver for major, immediate, change.

One Design Theatre: The Car-Powered Aquaponics Farm

Paul Drury | Posted 21.12.2013 | UK Tech
Paul Drury

The aquaponics ecosystem is powered by Hyundai Motor's zero-emission ix35 Fuel Cell farm and was unveiled in front of The Design Museum in London. It was built by leading sustainable design company Something & Son.

'Whatever Climate We Were Used To Will Be A Thing Of The Past'

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK

Scientists have shockingly warned that within our generation "whatever climate we were used to will be a thing of the past." Ecosystems and economies ...

'Britain Shouldn't Be In Front Of Climate Change Fight'

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 27.11.2013 | UK

Britain should not be 'in front' of the world in tackling climate change, George Osborne has said. On the eve of the Conservative Party conference,...

'Britain Shouldn't Be In Front Of Climate Change Fight'

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 27.11.2013 | UK

Britain should not be 'in front' of the world in tackling climate change, George Osborne has said. On the eve of the Conservative Party conference,...

Are Humans At Fault For Climate Change?

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 27.09.2013 | UK

A major international report on climate science will be published today, with scientists more certain than ever that humans are causing global warming...

Climate Change - Five Minutes Before Midnight

David Nussbaum | Posted 23.11.2013 | UK
David Nussbaum

Climate change is still happening. There is more certainty than ever that human greenhouse emissions are the main driver of this change. Climate change is a huge threat to people, species, habitats and the places we care about. In a nutshell, that the risks posed by a changing climate are deeply concerning.