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Pathway to a sustainable economy

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George Monbiot (‘Green growth’ doesn’t exist – less of everything is the only way to avert catastrophe, 29 September) has written more or less the same article for years, but he rarely offers practical solutions. True...

Want a more sustainable wardrobe? Take better care of what you have

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What does it say about fashion that I’ve been writing about clothes for more than 20 years, but my favourite T-shirt has a hole where the collar has come loose at the seam and I have no idea how to mend it? That I hav...

‘It’s not sustainable’: overcrowding is changing the soul of US national parks

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On a two-lane road leading to Acadia national park’s picturesque Bass Harbor head lighthouse, traffic has come to a standstill. A row of cars wait to enter the parking lot, with one local turning around altogether to ...

Dorset with a hint of Finland: sustainable tourism on a weekend break

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“Adders … Keep to the path.” Now there’s a sign to grab attention on a carefree saunter in the Dorset countryside. I study the winding pine needle-strewn trail and mossy rocks at my feet hoping to eyeball a lethargic ...

Sustainable scotch: Hebridean distillery aims for net zero whisky

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Like the other famous malt whiskies made on Islay, Bruichladdich heavily promotes its idyllic island location, carefully selected Scottish barley, clear Hebridean water and loving attention of its craft distillers. Bu...

The myth of ‘sustainable’ fishing

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In your recent article regarding the certification of fisheries as sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council, people will find the label “sustainable” in its wider understood sense to be utterly misleading in this...

‘Sustainable isn’t a thing’: why regenerative agriculture is food’s latest buzzword

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A pheasant struts around the Garden of Eden. The pheasant is, well, a pheasant, a male, with those long, jaunty tail feathers; the Garden of Eden is the semi-serious name given by Dan Cox, a 39-year-old chef turned fa...

Eat this to save the world! The most sustainable foods – from seaweed to venison

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Was ever a word so misused as “sustainable”? “Healthy” comes close, and indeed the two are often bandied around together, in trite “good for you, good for the planet” taglines that often appear on foods which are anyt...

The pandemic has revived hope that a more sustainable world is possible

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Some of the most striking images from the early days of the pandemic, when public health orders and lockdowns ground economies to a halt, were the arresting photos of the Himalayas, suddenly visible from across northe...

Hook to plate: how blockchain tech could turn the tide for sustainable fishing

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In recent weeks, a new $50m (£35m) hybrid vessel set sail from Mauritius and headed out into the Southern Ocean where the crew will spend three months longline fishing for the Patagonian toothfish. By the time the fis...

Small farms have a huge role to play in our sustainable future

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Family farmers form the backbone of our rural communities. Their hard work puts high-quality food on our tables, which is produced to some of the highest standards in the world, and their careful stewardship knits tog...

Red, white and green: three ways we can make wine more sustainable

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From how it’s grown to where it’s shipped, via waste, water and what packaging it’s sold in, a lot of factors impact how environmentally friendly the wine we drink really isFor many of us, the question “how green is m...

Red, white and … green: how can we make wine more sustainable?

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From how it’s grown to where it’s shipped, via waste, water and what packaging it’s sold in, a lot of factors impact how environmentally friendly the wine we drink really isFor many of us, the question “how green is m...