Jun
30
2019
Matthew Slater

Will Facebook’s Libra coin conquer the world?

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Libra Association founding partners

In the wake of Facebook’s recent announcement, community currency engineer Matthew Slater asks if Libra coin is poised to conquer the world. Read more …

Jun
27
2019
Sue Blacker

The Wool Journey Part 15: the final wool yarn package and packaging

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The yarn is ready to package up at The Natural Fibre Company’s spinning mill, as Sue Blacker shares the final leg of The Wool Journey. Read more …

Jun
25
2019
Matthew Slater

Joining the dots of the climate crisis with Matthew Slater

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Climate crisis in action: the polar vortex in January 2019

Community currency engineer Matthew Slater shares his latest thoughts, joining the dots on the current climate crisis and what the near future may hold for human civilisation. Read more …

Jun
23
2019
Dave Darby

Come to our public event on the Open Credit Network, July 18th, London

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Posted Jun 23 2019 by Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org
Open Credit Network public event

As you know if you follow this blog, Lowimpact.org and the Open Co-op have partnered up to build a mutual credit network for the UK, the Open Credit Network (OCN), and that we have people on board who are working to develop the ‘credit commons’ – a way of linking together mutual credit schemes anywhere in the world to create a global moneyless trading network. Read more …

Jun
22
2019
Oliver Sylvester-Bradley

Decentralised collaboration, Paul Mason and more: see you at OPEN 2019 next week?

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We hear from Oliver Sylvester-Bradley about exciting opportunities to collaborate at the OPEN 2019 Community Gathering, taking place in London next week.
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Jun
21
2019
Clare Fischer

Can you detox your plastic life and smash the MCS Plastic Challenge?

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Plastic bag floating off Cornish coast via https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/9f/Plastic_bag_jellyfish.JPG/2048px-Plastic_bag_jellyfish.JPG

The Marine Conservation Society is challenging people to get through July single-use plastic free. Could you rise to the challenge? Clare Fischer explains how to take part. Read more …

Jun
18
2019
Benedict Noel

The Mushroom Guide Part 7: preparing mushroom spawn (2)

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Posted Jun 18 2019 by Benedict Noel of The Mushroom Guide
Harvesting shiitake mushroom blocks on newspaper

Mushroom grower extraordinaire Benedict Noel explains how to prepare mushroom spawn using a pressure cooker, as his Mushroom Guide series continues. Read more …

Jun
16
2019
Dave Darby

Reflections on the CTRLshift gathering – an emergency summit for change

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Posted Jun 16 2019 by Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org
2019 CTRLshift gathering

The stated aim of the annual CTRLshift gathering (that took place in Stoke-on-Trent recently) is to bring key people together to talk about practical steps to help shift power away from central government and multinational corporations, to communities and individuals. Well, you had me at ‘decentralisation’, so I went along. Read more …

Jun
13
2019
Peter Hull

Why farm hedge trimming needs to change

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Posted Jun 13 2019 by Peter Hull of Natural England
The result of farm hedge trimming in a photo by Bob Embleton via Wikimedia Commons

Destroyed habitats, blocked drains and that’s just for starters. After decades working to support farming and agriculture in various government agencies, Peter Hull shares his views on why farm hedge trimming needs to change. Read more …

Jun
11
2019
Nick Mann

In the meadow: rediscovering the extraordinary ordinary

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Posted Jun 11 2019 by Nick Mann of Habitat Aid
A Somerset meadow photographed by Habitat Aid

As summertime nears, Nick Mann of Habitat Aid shares a snapshot of a Somerset meadow, rediscovering the extraordinary ordinary of the nature found within. Read more …

Jun
6
2019
Jessie Watson Brown

Getting started with fishing for food: Part 1 – Gear

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Charlie Loram of The Old Way fishing from a boat

Ever fancied fishing for your supper but don’t know where to begin? In Part 1 of her new fishing for food series, Jessie Watson Brown tackles the gear you’ll need to get started, with the help of Charlie Loram. Read more …

Jun
4
2019
Doug King-Smith

Develop skills at the Hillyfield barn-building project on Dartmoor this summer

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Posted Jun 4 2019 by Doug King-Smith of The Hillyfield
Barn-building projects underway at the Hillyfield on Dartmoor

Low-impact forestry hub and much more besides, the Hilliyfield are looking for volunteers to help with their barn-building project on Dartmoor this summer. Doug King-Smith tells us more. Read more …

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