Sep
25
2013
Adam Weismann

The science behind the environmental benefits of clay plasters

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Posted Sep 25 2013 by Adam Weismann of Clayworks

Clay plasters are beautiful alright – see Clayworks’ efforts in a restaurant in London (above), and see here for more about clay plasters. But for those of you who want more evidence for the benefits of clay plasters Read more …

Sep
17
2013
Patrick Whetman

Have you heard of thermoelectric generators?

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Posted Sep 17 2013 by Patrick Whetman of Goat Industries

Have you come across thermoelectric generators (TEGs)? They are a way of generating electricity from heat, using the ‘Seebeck effect’ – so, for example, they can be strapped to the side of a wood stove to provide electricity for lighting. Read more …

Sep
12
2013
Dave Darby

Do you think you live in a democracy?

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Posted Sep 12 2013 by Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org
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You can’t change anything by voting. Or, as Emma Goldman put it: ‘if voting changed anything, they’d make it illegal’. Politicians can rearrange deckchairs but they can’t steer the ship away from the iceberg Read more …

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