Mar
21
2019
Sigi Koko

How to build a low-cost, high-performing living green roof

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Posted Mar 21 2019 by Sigi Koko of Down to Earth Design
One of many living green roofs built by Sigi Koko

Sigi Koko of Down to Earth Designs shares her top tips for designing and building a low-cost, high-performing living green roof.

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Mar
19
2019
Victoria Bryceson

Not just for vegans: low-impact family festivals in 2019 from Vegan Events UK

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Posted Mar 19 2019 by Victoria Bryceson of Vegan Events UK
A selection of gourmet vegan cake at a Vegan Events UK festival

We hear from the team behind a host of new UK events and festivals putting veganism firmly in the limelight all the way from Glasgow to Plymouth.

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Mar
17
2019
Dil Green

A ‘Transcender Manifesto’ for a world beyond capitalism

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Posted Mar 17 2019 by Dil Green of NonCorporate.org
Butterflies emerging: illustration for a Transcender Manifesto

If this makes sense to you, you may well be working along these lines already – I hope it is encouraging. If it inspires you, then seek out others who feel the same, and rewrite it together. Make it yours. Make it specific. Publish it. Act on it. Forge relations with other groups. Federate and interact across the world.

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Mar
14
2019
Nick Mann

How to make a windbreak: the best trees and shrubs to use

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Posted Mar 14 2019 by Nick Mann of Habitat Aid
Windswept Robin by Annette Randle via Wikimedia Commons

Those of us in the UK might have noticed it’s been more than a wee bit breezy of late. What better time to learn how to make a windbreak for your garden or smallholding with Nick Mann of Habitat Aid.

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Mar
12
2019
Eileen Sutherland

The European Straw Bale Gathering is coming to Yorkshire for 2019

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The Europea Straw Bale Gathering 2019

The European Straw Bale Gathering is heading to the UK for the very first time in August 2019. Here to tell us more is Eileen Sutherland of The School of Natural Building.

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Mar
10
2019
Pat Conaty

How do we grow the ‘co-operative commonwealth’? Interview with Pat Conaty

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Pat Conaty discusses the commons and co-operative commonwealth with Dave Darby

This is the second part of an interview with Pat Conaty, senior research fellow at NEF and Co-operatives UK and author of the Resilience Imperative, with Michael Lewis. We’re talking about building a co-operative commonwealth. Part 1 is here.

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Mar
7
2019
Scarlett Penn

From folk music to pheasants with Scarlett Penn of WWOOF UK

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Posted Mar 7 2019 by Scarlett Penn of WWOOF UK
The Shoot by Gordon Allen depicting a hunting party pheasant shooting

Scarlett Penn of WWOOF UK recounts a thought-provoking evening of music and debate, after encountering a pheasant-shooting party in a Shropshire pub.

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Mar
5
2019
Lauren Simpson

Want to be a Planning Manager with the Ecological Land Cooperative?

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Could you be the ELC's new Planning Manager?

Our friends at the ELC share news of an exciting job opportunity for a part-time Planning Manager. Over to Lauren Simpson to tell us more.

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Mar
3
2019
Graham Mitchell

The barriers to growing the co-operative economy: Graham Mitchell of CoTech, part 2

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Posted Mar 3 2019 by Graham Mitchell of CoTech
Graham Mitchell of Co-Tech talks about barriers to growing the co-operative economy

This is part 2 of our interview with Graham Mitchell, who works in the co-operative tech sector. Here we’re talking about how we might grow the co-operative, non-extractive sector, and what barriers we might face. Part 1 is here.

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