Conservation And Eco Friendliness

The 10 Best wrapping paper

Reusable, recyclable, retro and reprints... result. Here are ten of the coolest ways to wrap your presents this Christmas

Are we witnessing The Great Green Sell-out?

They were idealistic once, but now Caroline Lucas's party is running into the familiar problems of politicians in power. Matt Chorley reports ahead of their spring conference

Window Shopping: LED bulbs don't have to be all function over form

It's time to get familiar with light emitting diodes (LEDs) because, according to the Energy Saving Trust, LED technology is going to dominate the lights we use at home by 2015.Following a field trial of the technology at the end of last year, James Russill, EST's technical development manager, said: "LED is one of those rare technologies that performs better than the lighting system it is replacing but at the same time uses less energy."

Dante's descendant saves Valpolicella wine from virtual inferno

After a campaign spearheaded by a direct descendant of the poet Dante Alighieri, a Venice court has refused planning permission to a cement company that wants to build a waste recycling plant in the heart of the Valpolicella wine region in northeast Italy.

The ten greenest places around the world

Are you looking for a holiday that gets back to nature? Travel website Skyscanner introduces the most environmentally friendly countries in the world and a range of back to nature, eco-friendly holiday ideas, as voted for by The Economist.

So reach for your inner hippy and explore the world of camping, 'glamping' and eco-lodges this summer, with Skyscanner's selection of low impact, enviro-holidays in the world's top 10 greenest countries.

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