Apr
29
2016
Jenny Steel

Nature in May – what to look out for

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Posted Apr 29 2016 by Jenny Steel of Wildlife Gardening
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Living in a cool and slightly windswept location in the South Shropshire Hills means that the arrival of migrant birds or the appearance of the first spring butterflies occurs a little later here than it does in counties further south and east. Read more …

Apr
27
2016
Linda Kaucher

Can you think about sending this letter (or something similar) to your MP about TTIP?

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Posted Apr 27 2016 by Linda Kaucher of Stop TTIP uk
stop-ttip

Can you take 10 mins to send this letter, or something very similar, to your MP? People have been asking MPs some of these questions and getting silly answers, which suggests we are hitting a nerve – so we need to keep on hitting it. Read more …

Apr
23
2016
Dave Darby

The 6 main approaches to changing the world; which one do you subscribe to?

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Posted Apr 23 2016 by Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org
che

We received an email recently with these sentences: ‘This idea of those evil corporations is mistaken because we are all involved in society and economy. There is no us and them we are all part of it and need to take responsibility for that.’ Read more …

Apr
22
2016
Dave Darby

Public support for TTIP has plummeted in Germany and the US to 17% and 15% respectively

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Posted Apr 22 2016 by Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org
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A report for the Bertelsmann Foundation has shown plummeting support for TTIP in Germany and in the US – down to 17% in Germany and 15% in the US, with 18% of Americans and a full third of Germans saying that it is ‘a bad thing’. Read more …

Apr
19
2016
Dave Darby

Stephen Hawking says that we should prioritise space travel and that ‘philosophy is dead’; cleverness and wisdom are very different

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Posted Apr 19 2016 by Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org
hawking

There’s clever and there’s clever. There’s clever like a computer or a calculator, and then there’s clever as in wise. The first kind of cleverness is the technical type, that can work out how to build nuclear weapons, or to genetically modify food crops, or to cut through the branch that we’re sitting on Read more …

Apr
16
2016
Dave Darby

Work / farmshare opportunity for someone interested in farming, smallholding, forestry, livestock, mushrooms or building stone

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Posted Apr 16 2016 by Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org
stert-farm

Here’s a very interesting opportunity for a budding smallholder – either paid work or farm share, near Totnes in Devon. Over to Richard: Read more …

Apr
13
2016
Dave Darby

If the BBC advertises Tesco, why is there a licence fee?

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Posted Apr 13 2016 by Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org
boycott-tesco

Just listened to a ten-minute advert for Tesco on ‘You and Yours’ on Radio 4, masquerading as news. I have some questions: Read more …

Apr
11
2016
Dave Darby

A small key can open a large door: why we should all know what’s happening in Rojava

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Posted Apr 11 2016 by Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org
rojava

I don’t believe that any ethnic group anywhere in the world can truthfully claim that they have never carried out atrocities against another group. Every nation has been victim and perpetrator at some time. Read more …

Apr
9
2016
Dave Darby

How the CEOs of Europe’s biggest corporations write EU policy

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Posted Apr 9 2016 by Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org
ert

There’s an organisation based in Brussels called the European Round Table of Industrialists (ERT). It’s a club – invitation only, not transparent, not democratic – just a private club. Read more …

Apr
7
2016
Jonathan Gordon-Farleigh

Great opportunity to work with the wonderful ‘Stir to Action’

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Stir to Action is a community organisation that publishes a quarterly magazine, runs workshop programmes and short courses, produces how-to resources for setting up co-operatives and community enterprises, commissions original artwork and facilitates social economy start-ups. Read more …

Apr
5
2016
Charlotte Hintzen

How to knit a basic blanket – step by step (including how to knit)

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blanket

This video is fantastic. It shows how to create a blanket from scratch. It’s for complete beginners, so you can do it even if you don’t know how to knit. Read more …

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