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Posts Tagged ‘ecology’

Uncivilisation 2011, The Dark Mountain Festival: Preview interview with Dougald Hine

Uncivilisation, The Dark Mountain Festival returns between 19th-21st August 2011. In this candid interview co-organiser Dougald Hine reflects on a turbulent year and why it's so important that hearts and minds meet up once more.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Dark Mountain issue 2 cover by Rima Staines
Dark Mountain issue 2 cover by Rima Staines.

What have you been doing since the last Uncivilisation Festival? It’s been over a year and I presume you've been suitably busy…

Yes, last year's Uncivilisation does feel like a long time ago. I think it's safe to say that neither Paul Kingsnorth nor I had ever imagined we'd find ourselves running a festival. It happened by accident. We were writers, we'd written a manifesto with the idea of starting a journal of stories and ideas — and then we got invited to use this venue in Llangollen for a weekend to bring together all these people for whom the manifesto meant something. It was an intense experience. (read more

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The Deepwater Horizon Disaster may convince BP to enter the Canadian Tar Sands

As the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico continues to grow, President Obama halts deepwater oil exploration and calls in the experts. Illustrations by Matt Thomas.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration by Matt Thomas.
I’ll be honest, it’s taken me awhile to get my head around the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. My extreme anger that a disaster like this can happen …

Non-Nuclear Spring Clean

Hannah Bullivant delves into the environmental hazzards of home cleaning products

Written by Hannah Bullivant

All illustrations by Andrea Kearney.
It is March and the daffodils are in full bloom. London is drunk on sunshine. There is talk of vest tops and the unbearably exciting prospect …

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Earth at The Royal Academy of Art

The Earth show or the Art of a changing world at the Royal Academy of Art was a grand sweeping affair. Art editor Valerie Pezeron attended the press view and reports for those who missed it.

Written by Valerie Pezeron

Mariele Neudecker, ‘400 Thousand Generations’, 2009. Steel, fiberglass, water, salt GAC100. 153 x 113 x 55 cm. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Barbara Thumm. Photo courtesy the artist
I love the …

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Valentine’s Day- Pas Pour Moi?

A special Valentine's Day need not be bland! Art editor Valerie Pezeron's pick combines the creepy, the sexual and the enticing.

Written by Valerie Pezeron

Illustration courtesy of Mari Mitsumi
Valentine’s Day is soon to creep upon us and discharge its usual bile inducing or saccharine coated brand of bland commercial overload. What is a uniquely …

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The Makery – Bath gets Crafty

Written by Amy Hughes

It’s a buoyant sign of the times when a child chooses to celebrate their birthday not with fat-fuelled tour around the local burger chain kitchens and a game of musical …

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Ghost Forest: Trafalgar Square au natural

Angela Palmer‘s ecological art is a wake-up call for those still absent from the Climate Change argument

Written by Valerie Pezeron

Ghost Forest in Trafalgar Square is a well-timed art-installation taking place ahead of the UN conference on Climate Change from December 7 to 18, involving 11,000 delegates from 192 countries. …

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Staging a Sunday to Remember: Green Sundays at The Arcola Theatre

Hackney, Sunday

Written by Sabrina Mahfouz

If the dark shades of under-duvet hideouts dominate the colour of your Sundays then you need to wake up and get greened. Arcola Theatre in East London hopes to be …

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Studying Permaculture at the Maya Mountain Research Farm

South America

Written by Mikey B

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2009
Back To Reality
Into the Jungle
We are crouched in the dory, a traditional canoe carved from a solid tree trunk, being punted upstream through the darkening jungle. The …

Earth Listings June 1st – 7th

London, Events, Talks

Written by Cari Steel

Monday 1st June
BEGIN THE SUMMER OF PROTEST IN STYLE! remember..
1.Meet in St James Square, just off The Mall, from 5pm (we set off at 6pm).

2. Bring bells, banners, Suffragette style, …

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Love London Green Festival

London, June 4th -28th

Written by Cari Steel

For the next few weeks, London will be transformed under an umbrella of environmentalism and sustainability. Which ever corner of London is your turf, you will find something to …

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Resurgence: Economic And Environmental Recovery

Environmentally Friendly Lamps, Conference

Written by Cari Steel

On Saturday, Amelia’s Magazine will be attending a day devoted to a topic which is underpinning every aspect of all our lives entitled “ Economic and Environmental Recovery: from Downturn …

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Chox Away! We’re soaping up for the Environment.

Lush Cosmetics, Climate Rush

Written by Cari Steel

Just because you are a brave suffragette doesn’t mean that you don’t want to scrub up nicely.
As our readers know, Amelia’s Magazine is passionate about the role of the arts …

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Earth Listings May 25th – May 31st

Events/Talks

Written by Cari Steel

Monday 25th May
Permaculture Design Course – The Urban Edge
Venue: ‘Waterside Centre’,
9am -5pm
Stonebridge Lock,
Tottenham Marshes
Date: Monday 25 May 2009 to Friday 26 Jun 2009
Description: Located on the real urban edge, this …

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Earth Hero: Clemmie James

Telling the world about Tuvalu.

Written by Cari Steel

Clementine James in Tuvalu.
I met up with Clemmie James at Coffee@ on Brick Lane. Until recently, she was about as far away from this part of noisy, urban East …

Bank Holiday

Earth Listings

Written by Cari Steel

We normally post our listings on a Monday, but there are quite a few events going on this Bank Holiday Weekend that we wanted to share with you.
First of …

Earth Listings May 17th -23rd

London, Events, Talks.

Written by Cari Steel

May 18th
Free Aung San Suu Kyi Demonstration London
12pm -1pm
Burmese Embassy Street:
19 A Charles Street,
Mayfair,
London, W1J 5DX


Join this demonstration to free Aung San Suu Kyi after she was arrested by …

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2 Degrees and Heating Up

London, 16-21 June

Written by Cari Steel

At first glance, you might have thought that activism, arts and permaculture would make the strangest of bedfellows, but don’t let any preconceived notions cloud your judgement. The imaginative people …

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London, Events, Talks., May 10th - 17th

Written by Cari Steel

Tuesday 12th May
Climate (Mis)behaviour
7pm
Dana Center
The Science Museum’s Dana Centre,

165 Queen’s Gate
,
South Kensington

London
SW7 5HD

talk@danacentre.org.uk
+0044 (0)207 942 4040
Rescuing the planet requires behavioural change on an unprecedented scale. From individual action to global …

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Go Green Week With The University Of Arts

London

Written by Cari Steel

If you are a university student, what do you make of your schools environmental policies? Do they even have green policies to speak of? This week, the students of the …