How to live more sustainably

This site is for everyone wishing to gain skills & live more sustainably. Browse the boxes below for 220+ topics, each with introduction, 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





Our publications


We’re working with our network of specialists to produce a series of books, eventually covering the whole range of our topics, above. They’re the opposite of coffee table books, in that they’re meant for people who are serious about a topic and want to do it themselves. They’ll help you do things like building and installing solar hot water systems, compost toilets or solar electrical and battery systems, as well as making your own natural soaps, essential oils or herbal remedies. We hope they become well-thumbed after being used in workshops, gardens and kitchens. See our range of titles here.



Our online courses


We’re developing online courses in our range of topics. We’re working with specialists to provide 2-3 hours of video content for each course, backed up with text, images, charts, diagrams etc. – everything you need to get started and to succeed in the topic of your choice. The courses will allow you to gain skills to live more sustainably and to potentially use those skills to participate in a different kind of economy. They make great gifts too!
See our range of courses
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What we want to achieve

We want to help build a new economy, and we’re happy to collaborate with organisations, businesses and individuals who would like to do the same. We want to do this by helping more people switch their custom to the new economy; helping more people to gain skills to work in the new economy; bringing key people in the new economy together; interviewing new economy actors; establishing a national mutual credit trading scheme; and developing a new governance idea. See here for details. 



Join the network
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If you’re an independent business providing courses, products or services in any of our 220+ topics, contact us for a free directory profile & login details to edit your profile. Your profile will be accessible from all the topics that you’re involved with. For example, here’s a topic – if you click on courses or products & services under ‘resources’, all the directory members who provide courses, products and services in that topic are listed. Here’s more information.



Support us


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