Oct
30
2018
Sue Blacker

The Wool Journey Part 11: which yarn to make?

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Decisions, decisions - which yarn to make?

Sue Blacker of The Natural Fibre Company continues The Wool Journey with the all of important question: which yarn to make? Read more …

Oct
28
2018
Dil Green

We’re launching a national mutual credit scheme and here’s why we’d like you to join

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Posted Oct 28 2018 by Dil Green of NonCorporate.org
Could your small business be part of a national mutual credit network?

We’re working with other groups, including Open.coop, the Credit Commons Collective and author Tom Greco to build a UK-wide mutual credit network. Read more …

Oct
25
2018
Eloise Sentito

Of watermelons and apples: climate breakdown, growth, trade, state and money (an open letter to George Monbiot)

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Posted Oct 25 2018 by Eloise Sentito of These Isles
Watermelons and apples: an open letter to George Monbiot by Eloïse Sentito

Dear George,

Congratulations on your contribution to the Moral Maze last week – I switched on the radio just as your volley articulating the ideological differentiation between fiscal and legal rationing fairly seared the waves. Read more …

Oct
23
2018
Dorian Cavé

Is the Western mindset the source of our current ecological and social problems?

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Posted Oct 23 2018 by Dorian Cavé of Another Life
Is the Western mindset the source of our current eoclogical and social problems?

What was it about European cultural development that led to the Scientific and Industrial Revolutions, capitalism and environmental destruction? Why didn’t it happen in the apparently much more fertile ground of China, India or the Arab world? Read more …

Oct
21
2018
Dave Darby

Are you ‘radical’, and if not, why not?

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Posted Oct 21 2018 by Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org
From radish to radical...

I’m using the original definition of the word, not its bastardisation that over the years has come to be used as a kind of insult in some circles. I’ve been called ‘too radical’, and I want to show why that’s an absurdity. Read more …

Oct
18
2018
Jo Cartmell

Jo’s Mini Meadow Part 6: magic of the wool carder bee and leafcutter bee

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Posted Oct 18 2018 by Jo Cartmell of NearbyWild
Wool carder bee by Jo Cartmell

Jo Cartmell of NearbyWild shares Part 6 of her mini meadow series. This time, she has a close encounter with two very special guests to her garden: a wool carder bee and leafcutter bee. Read more …

Oct
16
2018
Martin Cross

LED lighting: is it the way forward for offices?

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Posted Oct 16 2018 by Martin Cross of INUI
Photo by Jesus Kiteque on Unsplash

With halogen bulbs being phased out across Europe, the future is looking bright for LED lighting. We learn from Martin Cross at INUI about the benefits it has to offer, particularly for office workers. Read more …

Oct
14
2018
Dave King

Is technology the problem? Conversation with Dave King of Breaking the Frame and the New Lucas Plan

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Posted Oct 14 2018 by Dave King of Breaking the Frame
Is technology the problem?

This is a conversation between Dave Darby of NonCorporate.org and Dave King of Breaking the Frame and the New Lucas Plan. Dave (K) is opposed to the ‘technocracy’ that he describes as the root cause of environmental destruction and lack of democracy. Read more …

Oct
11
2018
Sigi Koko

How to build a cob oven in your garden with Sigi Koko – Part 2

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Posted Oct 11 2018 by Sigi Koko of Down to Earth Design

Sigi Koko of Down to Earth Design shares a step-by-step building process to help you build your very own outdoor cob oven using local natural materials. Read more …

Oct
9
2018
Sigi Koko

How to build a cob oven in your garden with Sigi Koko – Part 1

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Posted Oct 9 2018 by Sigi Koko of Down to Earth Design

We learn from Sigi Koko at Down to Earth Design about how to build a cob oven using local natural materials and firewood as fuel. In this first installment, she covers the preparation stages. Read more …

Oct
7
2018
Brian Czech

Gross Domestic Problem on World Animal Day with Brian Czech

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Posted Oct 7 2018 by Brian Czech of CASSE
World Animal Day 2018 - photo by Michael Shealy

Thursday 4th October marked World Animal Day 2018. Here, Brian Czech challenges us to face up to the big-picture, systematic erosion of wild animal welfare in the face of a seemingly continual quest for economic growth. Read more …

Oct
4
2018
Marit Parker

Why my farm is not a “permaculture farm” with Marit Parker of Just Wild – Garw Teg

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Posted Oct 4 2018 by Marit Parker of Just Wild - Garw Teg
Not a permaculture farm ...

Farmer and permaculture practitioner Marit Parker of Just Wild-Garw Teg shares why she chose not to label her farm in Wales as a “permaculture farm”. Read more …

Oct
2
2018
Lauren Simpson

Seeking future farmers for East Sussex: apply to be a smallholder with the Ecological Land Cooperative

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The ELC are seeking future farmers for their site in East Sussex - could it be you?

The Ecological Land Cooperative opens smallholder applications for future farmers at their East Sussex site, continuing the work of generating ecological farming opportunities and rural enterprise. We hear from Lauren Simpson about how you can apply for this unique opportunity. Read more …

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