Lifestyle

  • 19 Apr 2009

    The recent failures of the banking system have resulted in the increasing profitability of the ethical finance sector and a growing interest from investors in ethical finance.

  • 8 Apr 2009

    Sarah Smith designs are now available from WWF, and at a reduced price for spring. They all sport Fair Trade certification, guaranteeing that cotton farmers in developing countries have received a fair price for their labours. All Sarah Smith cotton is sourced from Mali, Africa.

  • 1 Apr 2009

    There has never been a wider range of choices when it comes to buying charity gifts, Buying charity gifts has become a popular way of supporting charities and those affected by poverty, injustice and disease. Established charities like Christian Aid, Oxfam, Practical Action, CAFOD, Save the Children, World Vision and Action Aid have all had their own charity gifts schemes, where you can buy a charity gift, for some years now. But now there is more choice than ever.

  • 31 Mar 2009

    If you want to give a life-saving gift, then what about a disaster emergency kit from aid agency CAFOD?

  • 26 Mar 2009

    The WWF in the UK has called on the government to take swift action to establish further marine protected areas, which will provide greater protection for dolphins.

  • 25 Mar 2009

    Sri Lanka has long been a divided and troubled country, with tensions between the Sinhalese majority and Tamil separatists first erupting into war in 1983. Many thousands of people have lost their lives in the interminable ethnic conflict that has ensued.

  • 25 Mar 2009

    It is hard to imagine Easter without chocolate eggs, but it is not well known that the industry which produces cocoa for Easter eggs survives on a massive child trafficking network.

  • 25 Mar 2009

    Sixteen-year-old Esther* is a new mother – her daughter, Emma, is one week old. Esther and Emma live in a makeshift camp for people uprooted by the long-running conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. For women and girls living here, motherhood often results not from the wish to build a family, nor from intimacy, but from rape.

  • 24 Mar 2009

    Growing your own vegetables, whether in your back garden, in a local allotment or just in window boxes, has become a popular past time – particularly for those who want to live simply, sustainably and healthily.

  • 24 Mar 2009

    According to a survey published this month by Autotrader magazine, 51% of people are now prioritising environmental impact when purchasing a new car. This has had a knock-on effect on car insurance premiums.