This site contains a huge low-impact living resource, and attempts to connect lifestyle change with system change, which will be necessary to mitigate and cope with the ecological catastrophe that’s on its way. Our areas of interest, in which we invite you to become involved, are:

Low-impact living

Non-corporate consuming

Mutual credit trading

New economy building

You can also help us by donating or subscribing. Thanks to our subscribers – you help us do what we do; we can promote your work as a way of saying thanks.


Low-impact living

You can live in more sustainable ways, and gain the skills to provide things for yourself, to change career and to survive difficult times. Browse the boxes below for 220+ topics, each with an introduction page, plus books, magazines, articles, videos, advice, courses, products & services, links and more.


Personal, family & health

Building & retrofitting

Energy, water, utilities


Craft skills & mending

Food & drink


Keeping animals

Land & land management

Bushcraft, wild food & nature


Non-corporate consuming

Lifestyle change is essential, but not enough people will do it voluntarily. We need system change. Multinational corporations suck money out of our communities, deposit it in tax havens and use it to corrupt the democratic process, to ensure that the current system stays in place. You can help fight this – visit our sister site,, and start to move your money away from multinational corporations.

Mutual credit trading

Banks also extract wealth from our communities, and have monopoly control over the money supply. Mutual credit is a trading system in which businesses offer interest-free credit to each other and banks aren’t required. and the Open Co-op have partnered to launch a UK-wide mutual credit network called the Open Credit Network. Register your business now.

New economy building

No economic system will ever be sustainable or democratic as long as its money is based on debt and compound interest, with a monopoly on its supply. So we’d like to knit together and build the new economy with mutual credit as its exchange system. And by new economy we mean:

Throw in a bit of systems thinking, stir vigorously and see what happens. We want to transcend, rather than overthrow or fight anything.


You can get involved by living low-impact, switching to non-corporate consumption, signing up to the Open Credit Network, subscribing to our new economy blog, and/or our general low-impact blog, following our interviews with new economy builders and signing up for our newsletter and social media channels (below). [Sorry, when there are non-corporate media channels that can reach enough people, we’ll use them; but unfortunately, using them right now would be like shouting in the wilderness.]



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