Nov
29
2018
Richard Harrington

Record numbers clean up in the Marine Conservation Society’s 25th Great British Beach Clean

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The MCS Great British Beach Clean 2018

Results show community clean-ups have made a dent in beach litter figures this year but this masks a growing plastic litter trend, according to organisers of the Great British Beach Clean, the Marine Conservation Society. Read more …

Nov
27
2018
Jon Halle

Be part of keeping UK community-owned wind power alive

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Posted Nov 27 2018 by Jon Halle of Sharenergy
Could you help Sharenergy and the Small Wind Co-op team keep community-owned wind power alive?

From launching Scotland’s first 100% co-operatively-owned wind turbine to supporting community solar and hydro-electricity projects across the country, Sharenergy are working hard to keep UK community-owned wind power and more alive in the UK. Read more …

Nov
25
2018
Andy Goldring

How can permaculture contribute to building a new economy? Conversation with Andy Goldring of the Permaculture Association

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Andy Goldring of Permaculture UK

We’re going to be publishing a range of videos of interviews with key people involved in building the new economy – an economy that is democratic, non-extractive and sustainable.  Read more …

Nov
21
2018
Monica King

Big news for Bridport Cohousing CLT as a planning decision is reached

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Posted Nov 21 2018 by Monica King of Bridport Cohousing
Bridport Cohousing celebrates a milestone with the granting of planning permission

We share exciting news from Bridport Cohousing CLT in Dorset, as they celebrate a landmark step in their work to build a neighbourhood with a difference. Over to them to tell us more from here. Read more …

Nov
18
2018
Dave Darby

How the EU is causing problems for the ‘Preston Model’ of local, non-corporate procurement

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Posted Nov 18 2018 by Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org
How the EU is causing problems for the ‘Preston Model’ of local, non-corporate procurement

I’ve often suggested that Western states are beginning to resemble an admin department for the corporate sector. Read more …

Nov
15
2018
Sue Blacker

The Wool Journey Part 12: spinning at last!

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In Part 12 of The Wool Journey, spinning commences at the Natural Fibre Company mill in Cornwall. Over to Sue Blacker to tell us more… Read more …

Nov
13
2018
Sigi Koko

How to make your own natural paint with milk

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Posted Nov 13 2018 by Sigi Koko of Down to Earth Design
Examples of homemade natural paint with milk

Whether it’s for your kitchen walls or your 5 year old’s latest masterpiece, Sigi Koko shares her simple recipes for homemade natural paint with milk. Read more …

Nov
11
2018
Dave Darby

Europe: it’s time to end the growth dependency

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Posted Nov 11 2018 by Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org
It's time to end the growth dependency

We don’t usually blog about petitions – it feels a bit too much like begging, rather than doing things for ourselves and building alternatives from grassroots. However, this petition is too important to ignore, and politicians need to hear it, even though they might not be close to understanding it. Read more …

Nov
8
2018
Bas de Vries

Why natural soap is naturally better, for your skin and for the planet

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Posted Nov 8 2018 by Bas de Vries of Quincessentials
Why natural soap is naturally better with Bas de Vries

When is soap not really soap? More often than you might think. Bas de Vries of Quincessentials explores why natural soap is naturally better. Read more …

Nov
6
2018
Lesley Anderson

Living and working as a horse logger in Scotland

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Are you interested in working as a horse logger?

Steffi Schaffler lives and works in Scotland, running a horse logging business along with her partner Dave and 3 horses. Read more …

Nov
4
2018
Sophie Paterson

Fancy learning to spin or weave or know someone else who would?

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Posted Nov 4 2018 by Sophie Paterson of Lowimpact.org
Fancy learning to spin or weave?

Are you tempted to give learning to spin or weave a whirl but don’t know where to start? Or maybe you have a friend or family member looking for a new craft challenge? Our new online courses are for you! Read more …

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