Jun
29
2016
Dave Darby

A brief history of philosophy, part 7: the re-birth of philosophy

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Posted Jun 29 2016 by Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org
descartes

Philosophy is for doing, not for studying – I know, sorry. But the way that we think nowadays didn’t just fall from the sky – it’s not ‘common sense’ and it hasn’t always been the same. We’re not born with a worldview – it’s something that we develop from what’s gone before. Read more …

Jun
27
2016
Dave Darby

New Lowimpact.org publication: how to use gasification technology on a small-scale

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Posted Jun 27 2016 by Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org

Lowimpact.org has a new publication, and as far as we know, it’s a first – a book about using gasification technology on a small-scale. If you have access to woody biomass waste, this technology could be for you. It’s full-colour, 170 pages, and it’s available here. Read more …

Jun
24
2016
Dave Darby

A brief history of philosophy, part 6: Reformation and Scientific Revolution

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Posted Jun 24 2016 by Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org
copernicus

What happened next was a revolution that rocked the Church and turned our view of the universe on its head – a scientific revolution that hinged on the work of Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543). Read more …

Jun
22
2016
Helena Norberg-Hodge

Why global capital fears Brexit

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Posted Jun 22 2016 by Helena Norberg-Hodge of Local Futures

Despite its admirable qualities, the authors urge people not to lose sight of the fact that the “the main impetus behind the European Economic Union was the desire of big business to compete with the US” in economic terms. Read more …

Jun
20
2016
Dave Darby

The EU referendum from an environmental perspective: are you willing to be challenged?

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Posted Jun 20 2016 by Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org
EU

Almost all of my friends, and people whose opinions I respect, are intending to vote ‘Remain’ on Thursday. Here are the four main reasons I hear: Read more …

Jun
18
2016
Phil Moore

The Ecological Land Co-op has purchased more land to create ecological smallholdings

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Here’s a quick overview of what the Ecological Land Co-op does, before going on to their latest news. The problem that they were formed to solve is that many people who would like to build a home made from local, sustainable materials, Read more …

Jun
16
2016
Andy Reynolds

Why self-reliance means being able to fix bits of old kit – like this circular saw

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Posted Jun 16 2016 by Andy Reynolds of the Ecolodge

Working outside and sometimes in remote situations requires a certain mindset to not only enjoy the experience, but also have an overall philosophy of self-reliance. Read more …

Jun
14
2016
Dave Darby

A brief history of philosophy, part 5: roots of Renaissance

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Posted Jun 14 2016 by Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org
eckhart

By reconciling the two giants of ancient philosophy with Christianity, Augustine and Aquinas, although culpable in the torture and murder of many thousands of innocent people, were world-changers who allowed us to eventually start to break away from myth again Read more …

Jun
12
2016
Paul Rollason

Building a geodesic dome greenhouse

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Posted Jun 12 2016 by Paul Rollason of Tiny Allotment

I watched the weather on the met office website avidly from midweek hoping that Sunday would be fine with light winds. First the weather looked OK then the next day Malcolm called to ask if I really wanted to go ahead Read more …

Jun
10
2016
Dave Darby

Why Alicia Keys giving up makeup is important

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Posted Jun 10 2016 by Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org
alicia

Readers of the Lowimpact blog won’t necessarily know who Alicia Keys is. She’s an American singer / songwriter who has sold over 35 million albums. So very famous, very successful, and right at the heart of the entertainment industry. Read more …

Jun
8
2016
Dave Darby

A brief history of philosophy, part 4: Aquinas reconciles Christianity with Aristotle

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Posted Jun 8 2016 by Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org
aquinas

Last week we saw how Augustine reconciled Plato with Christianity; but Aristotle, with his logic and his empiricism, was difficult to reconcile with a book that already claimed to have all the answers, and so that didn’t happen until 900 years later. Read more …

Jun
6
2016
Jonathan Gordon-Farleigh

How to leave the city and regain a connection with the land

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Many city people yearn to be involved with the land hands-on—and to do so on a long-term basis. But leaving the city for good is too big a step for most people; they need to keep a stake in the city for work or social reasons. Read more …

Jun
4
2016
John-Paul Patton

Want to be part of a pioneering eco-village project in Northern Ireland?

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cauldron

The Cauldron Community Educational Eco Village project is working to set up the first Eco Village in Northern Ireland and is currently open for Aspiring Residents and Investors. We are registered and constituted as a not-for-profit ‘Community Interest Company.’ Read more …

Jun
2
2016
Paul Rollason

Why we decided our greenhouse would be a geodesic dome

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Posted Jun 2 2016 by Paul Rollason of Tiny Allotment
geodesic-greenhouse

We are in the process of building a Geodesic Dome Greenhouse like the one above. There will be another blog article soon about exactly how we built it.  Read more …

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