Jan
23
2014
Dave Darby

Sneaky marketing: heads-up for anyone with an online presence

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Posted Jan 23 2014 by Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org
Bill Hicks

Here’s the incomparably wonderful Bill Hicks on marketing. If you don’t know him, just put his name into YouTube. You’re in for a treat.

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Jan
17
2014
Rowland Keable

Why ‘rammed earth’ doesn’t contain cement

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Rammed earth classroom built by Rammed Earth Consulting at Hill Holt Wood.

Earth building, including rammed earth building, produces very low carbon emissions. However, there is a confusion between rammed earth – a mix of clay, sand and stones – and dry-pack concrete, too often called ‘stabilised rammed earth’. Read more …

Jan
15
2014
Dave Darby

Re-skilling vs distributism: how to turn ‘do-it-yourself’ into small businesses

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Posted Jan 15 2014 by Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org

Hi all, Lowimpact.org has been all about re-skilling since we started in 2001, and we’ve gained a big audience through that. I was sitting on a bus in London last year, looking down at people in the street in Brixton Read more …

Jan
6
2014
Dave Darby

Distributism – an idea whose time has come?

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Posted Jan 6 2014 by Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org
distributism

Here’s an idea that I’d like to see gain some ground in 2014 – it’s called distributism. It’s a practical rather than a spiritual idea, but really, I think that some sort of distributism has to happen before we can think about developing spiritually as a species. Read more …

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