Yes, Wangari Maathai, the founder of the Green Belt Movement, was the first to receive a Nobel Peace Prize for environmental work. But as she makes ever-so-clear, trees are not just ecological super heroes. They form a bridge to women’s rights,
We've already noted that wood pellets are a hot item when it comes to climate-friendly heating, and we've even given a run down of our favourite stoves. Unfortunately it's not all good news - we've also had to report that the housing slow down
Deja Shoe is the third and final in our mini series on companies that blazed the trail for dedicated eco-businesses, long before the arrival and departure of Nau. The previous two case studies were Terrapax and Esprit Ecollection.
So what can be done about Canada's blight of mountain pine beetles who are savaging forests turning them from carbon sinks to emitters? Well, at least from an economic point of view the Government of Canada think hemp might be one of the solutions.
Our apologies to Ian Marshall of Wend magazine. Aeons ago Ian wrote to us telling us about the sustainable attributes of his mag. Unfortunately his correspondence went missing in the torrent of email we get. Better late than never.
This is one in a series of profiles of previous winners of the Goldman Environmental Prize. Founded in 1990, the prize is given annually to six grassroots environmentalists working for change around the globe. This year's prize winners will be announced
There is no such thing as a free lunch. Someone pays somewhere. So it is with books. They provide us with knowledge and enlightenment, but that edification comes with a price. The U.S. book industry emits over 12.4 million tons of carbon dioxide into
We already knew that certifying forestry projects under the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification standards was a good idea. Now a new study by the Rainforest Alliance in Guatemala tells us that forest concessions managed in compliance with
(Picture: a clearcut in the Amazon. Credit: Getty Images.) Thanks to a new disposition by the National Monetary Council, private and public banks in Brazil will have to follow environmental criteria before conceding a loan to producers in 550 cities
We recently noted that new satellite imagery released by the Brazilian government revealed an unprecedented increase in the rate of deforestation in the Amazon, a disturbing piece of news just when it seemed that the cattle ranchers and soy farmers were
We want to give our love to The Nag this Valentine's Day, purely for their best Nag so far. It's one that makes you think, it's educational, it's topical and it's very easy to do! The big question is: Why do we always have to buy our love roses for
Forests are usually defenseless against the forces of development. However, Friends of the Earth - Europe has decided to help the forests fight back. With the help of advertising firm PH/LAW in the Netherlands, a website has been set up with a do it
The Vancouver Sun reports on the state of the pulp and paper sector in British Columbia, Canada. The Report by the big guys at PriceWaterhouse Coopers says that greenhouse gas emissions from manufacturing have been reduced by 62 per cent since 1990.
In an effort to boost the country's nascent sustainable forestry and recycling industries and promote sustainable supply chains, the Mexican government has made an admirable commitment to green its procurement of paper and woods products, beginning in
The Home Depot is reluctant to call itself a green company—maybe because of the contradictions built into being the country's second largest retailer—but green has indeed become a guiding light for this 90-billion-dollar corporate behemoth. T
As devastating as Hurricanes Katrina and Rita may have been, the amount of pain and destruction they inflicted on Louisiana and Mississippi may have just been a prelude to the larger ecological disaster they now