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UK Green Film Festival 2013 - Glasgow screenings

10 May 2013

Programme highlights include More than Honey, Promised Land and Trashed

Feed your conscience.So you’ve spent the whole winter with the central heating on full, the TV showing back-to-back Game of Thrones and the fridge stuffed with fruit flown in from Kenya. Necessary for survival, right? Perhaps not. Undo your ungreen…

Global Cool event encourages 'rebooting' a jumper to save money and reduce fuel usage

12 Jan 2011

Artist collective Garterstitch100 to create 10m stitch blanket to mark International Women’s Day

Tempting though it may be to break out the high-neck Damart thermals at this time of year, and bury yourself beneath layers of wadding and fleece, there are ways of staying draft-free and still exposing a hint of waistline/ dress sense/ youthful abandon…

Cleaning Up the Streets - A day with Edinburgh's environmental wardens

15 Apr 2010

Paul Dale spends a day with Edinburgh’s environmental wardens, and finds the job of the recycling police is a far cry from Miami Vice.

Convection heater first casualty of war on waste

15 Apr 2010

The Editor's green Blog

The List’s editor, Jonny Ensall, ditches bad habits in favour of a fortnight of green living. I am not the Earth’s best friend. If I’m honest, we rarely see eye-to-eye. My side of our relationship is based around a lot of taking and not much giving.

Green directory for Edinburgh and Glasgow

15 Apr 2010

Community Projects Abundance Edinburgh Go green and eat like a king. This Edinburgh-based group makes leather, vinegar, cider and cheese from harvested apples and pears that would otherwise be binned. www.abundanceedinburgh.com Edinburgh…

Six simple steps towards a greener lifestyle

15 Apr 2010

You might not be ready to go all Richard Briers in The Good Life just yet, but there are some effective steps you can take towards a greener lifestyle that will cost you only a tiny amount of time, money and effort. John-Paul Holden runs down the six…

Growing pains: Guerilla gardening in Glasgow

15 Apr 2010

Glasgow’s Guerrilla Gardening campaign is currently transforming the Townhead area of the city centre with seed and bulb-bombing tactics. Their cause resonates with a lot of green-fingered but flat-bound gardeners, desperate to make the most out of any…

Six essential eco-gadgets

15 Apr 2010

Spend yourself green! John-Paul Holden suggests you kit out your life with these must-have eco items

How upcycling transforms used objects into ones of greater value

15 Apr 2010

Upcycling – the process of turning unwanted items into products of greater value – might sound like a dubious idea (another eco-concept that’s all trouser fluff and no trousers perhaps?) but it does raise the point that with most recycling the final…

Activism - Meet the political activists

23 Jul 2009

There’s been a lot of nostalgia for the 90s recently, as Blur, Take That and the Spice Girls reform (however fleetingly), and various media outlets (this one included) celebrate 15 years since the invention of a handy marketing tool called Britpop.