Location: UK


/ Peace & Democracy

06 Jun 2013


Violent crime and homicide rates have fallen significantly over the past ten years, making the UK a more peaceful place to live

Diseased wood bench

/ Culture

31 May 2013


Wood otherwise bound for the bin is being put to good use as furniture


/ Positive Travel, Wellbeing

30 May 2013


With social media and email waiting to fill our every spare moment, many have become dependent on connecting via technology. So what happens when you take a digital detox, reconnecting with new experiences, other people and the land instead?


/ Peace & Democracy

28 May 2013


The UK has become the first country outside Asia to ban discrimination towards Dalit, the so-called ‘untouchables’ at the bottom of the Hindu caste system


, / Environment, Positive Perspective

24 May 2013


The push for a ban on neonicotinoid pesticides – believed to be linked to a dramatic decline in the populations of bees and other pollinators – mobilised millions of European citizens, some of them for the first time, says Brigit Strawbridge

2 (c) Ultimately Eco Cleaning

/ Good Business

23 May 2013


Bulgarian immigrant Kate Belcheva went from part-time cleaning work to setting up a successful ethical cleaning company of her own, turning down business offers as she kept to her principles in order to make clean business green business

Sunrise energy garden (c) Mike Grenville

/ Renewable Energy

22 May 2013


The festival has enlisted the help of researchers to pioneer a technology that could revolutionise the way outdoor events are powered

(c) Matt Buck

/ Economics & Innovation

21 May 2013


A new government scheme aims to make journeys cheaper and easier with ‘joined-up transport’

Jacob and Jade 2 (c) Irven Lewis

/ Youth

20 May 2013


Parkour, also known as free-running, is as good for your mental wellbeing as it is for your physical health – and no Bond-style leaps across skyscrapers required!

Sunrise festival matty james2011-529

/ Culture

16 May 2013


A festival in Somerset aims to become the first ‘participation nation’, rewarding festival-goers for getting involved, and letting bands choose their own support acts

Humza Yousaf MSP, Martin Rhodes Scottish Fair Trade Forum with Urban Fox &      Quarrybrae Primary (c) Scottish Fair Trade Forum

/ Community

14 May 2013


Scotland has become the second country in the UK, and the world, after Wales, to gain the accolade

(c) Hera Hussain

/ Good Business

08 May 2013


Good Business is a column hosted by Anna Levy from HUB Islington, an incubation space for socially driven entrepreneurs. Each month she catches up with the people leading change

Kensington Gardens

/ Economics & Innovation

08 May 2013


Despite concerns that British high streets are deteriorating, new research shows shoppers still favour them over retail parks and shopping centres


Government pledge to reduce child mortality


/ Wellbeing

08 May 2013


As UK child mortality rates rise to among the highest in Europe, a new pledge aims to turn young people into more active and valued participants in their care


/ Environment, Positive Products

06 May 2013


10% of profits from new mobile phone service will go to WWF


/ Community, Economics & Innovation

03 May 2013


What began as an exercise in supporting her local economy quickly turned into a full exploration of independent Bristol. Rin Simpson explains why the city's indie culture makes for a fine model that could be replicated nationwide


/ Education

01 May 2013


Food growing and nutritional cooking classes could form part of the national curriculum from 2014, but the changes might be scrapped following criticism from industry


New technique could stop Parkinson’s disease tremors


/ Health

30 Apr 2013


Researchers at Oxford University could be on the verge of a medical breakthrough in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease

(c) Shared Interest

/ Economics & Innovation

23 Apr 2013


The Fairtrade Foundation says increased public awareness of product supply chains means the demand for ethical goods is growing


/ A permaculture journey

17 Apr 2013


Permaculture columnist Nicole Vopser explains controversial energy extraction methods and considers the energy rewards that permaculture can offer