Nov
10
2015
Dave Darby

The number of people with allergies is rising rapidly; but 10 times as many people believe that they have allergies, when in fact they don’t

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Posted Nov 10 2015 by Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org
peanut

Just heard a Radio 4 programme about allergies, which dovetailed with a lot of our beliefs. Here are the highlights. Read more …

Nov
9
2015
Dave Darby

Why do giant corporations pretend to be small, local, craft businesses?

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Posted Nov 9 2015 by Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org
jackdaniels

Jack Daniel’s is a classic example of this. You must have seen their ads – on posters, in magazines, on TV? The ones where they try to disguise a massive corporate behemoth as a folksy, friendly, small, local business? Old men in dungarees play cards on upturned barrels Read more …

Nov
8
2015
Phil Christopher

SBUK – A new voice for strawbale building in the UK

2
sbuk

Advocates of straw bale building in the UK met on Friday 23rd October 2015, at the SPAB offices in Spitalfields, London, to decide a way forward for the industry in the UK. Read more …

Nov
7
2015
Linda Kaucher

‘Why?’ does consumer organisation ‘Which?’ support TTIP? (and what you can do about it)

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Posted Nov 7 2015 by Linda Kaucher of Stop TTIP uk
which

Although the UK consumer organisation ‘Which?’ expresses some concerns about TTIP (the US/EU free trade agreement)  the organisation’s main message is that TTIP is likely to be good for consumers as it may possibly mean some lower prices. Read more …

Nov
6
2015
Paul Jennings

What are we supposed to teach children about nature nowadays, without frightening them?

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Posted Nov 6 2015 by Paul Jennings of Criafolen
childrenandnature

My little boy Alfred, just turned 6, pays close attention to what he hears. Sometimes this means that we need to be very careful in case he remembers something and then blurts it out in front of just the wrong person. It’s already clear that he’d make an awful spy. Read more …

Nov
5
2015
Mel Bastier

Here’s why it’s a good idea to plant more willow (just not close to drains)

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Posted Nov 5 2015 by Mel Bastier of Out to Learn Willow
willow

Willow is a native UK plant, which grows well in our temperate climate and is very easy to grow from cuttings. There are hundreds of different varieties of willow. Each variety differs in terms of growth rate, colour of stem and leaf shape. Read more …

Nov
4
2015
Dave Darby

Global Redesign Initiative: how banks and corporations are planning to become global governors

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Posted Nov 4 2015 by Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org
globalredesign

This report is really something that everyone in the world should understand, because it spells out precisely what the corporate sector intends to do.  Read more …

Nov
2
2015
Paul Jennings

Why does the planning system make it so difficult for people who want to live on the land sustainably?

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Posted Nov 2 2015 by Paul Jennings of Criafolen
planningcottage

Being able to go through the process of making a planning application for a low impact development may be a sign that there has been some progress for those of us who have hitherto lived, to paraphrase, as outlaws on the planning frontier. Read more …

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