Jan
29
2020
Ruby Harrison

Could you help save ancient woodlands as a “threat detector” with the Woodland Trust?

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Posted Jan 29 2020 by Ruby Harrison of Woodland Trust
Threatened ancient woodlands like this bluebell wood can be found across the UK

As the number of UK ancient woodlands threatened by built development tops the 1000 mark, we hear from Ruby Harrison at the Woodland Trust about their volunteer “threat detectors” and how you can join them. Read more …

Jan
26
2020
Dave Darby

Disillusioned with the parliamentary route to a better society? Here’s an alternative.

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Posted Jan 26 2020 by Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org
Can we vote our way to a better society?

Before the election in December, I had a ‘lively debate’ with a friend – an old-school Labour supporter and Corbynite – who was trying to convince me that the only way that we can have an effective social safety net is by voting in a genuinely redistributive party, taxing the rich properly and spreading wealth back into communities. Read more …

Jan
22
2020
Nick Mann

Hedgelaying for wildlife: it’s worth the effort

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Posted Jan 22 2020 by Nick Mann of Habitat Aid
Hedgelaying for wildlife

We hear from Nick Mann of Habitat Aid about why hedgelaying for wildlife is well worth the effort – and the workout – it entails. Read more …

Jan
19
2020
Phil Christopher

Natural building and mutual credit: Phil Christopher of Huff & Puff Construction

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Natural building meets mutual credit: Phil Christopher of Huff & Puff Construction

This is an informal chat with Phil Christopher of Huff & Puff Construction. He’s a natural builder who has registered his business with the Open Credit Network. He sees mutual credit as a way to build an alternative economy – sustainable, based on small- and medium-sized businesses, and embedded in communities. We talk about ways we might build little ecosystems of businesses, doing at least some of their trade with each other in mutual credit; and then linking those networks together to create a national system – the Open Credit Network. Read more …

Jan
15
2020
Jemma Findley

11 days left to support a collaborative new online ethical lifestyle toolkit

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Permaculture Association Ethical Lifestyle Toolkit

We hear from our friends at the Permaculture Association about a new ethical lifestyle toolkit in the making alongside Ethical Consumer, and how you can help make it a reality by supporting their Crowdfunder campaign ahead of 26 January. We’re particularly excited about this one! It’s over to Jemma to tell us more… Read more …

Jan
12
2020
Lynne Davis

How to grow the non-corporate food sector: interview with Lynne Davis of the Open Food Network (Part 2)

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Posted Jan 12 2020 by Lynne Davis of the Open Food Network
Lynne Davis of the Open Food Network

This is Part 2 of an interview by Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org / NonCorporate.org with Lynne Davis of the Open Food Network as part of a series of interviews with people building the new economy. Here’s Part 1, and below is the transcript of the interview, plus the video. Read more …

Jan
8
2020
Ruby Harrison

How invasive non-native species threaten our woods and what we can do to help

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Posted Jan 8 2020 by Ruby Harrison of Woodland Trust
A Woodland Trusts woodland in Scotland

Approximately 2000 non-native plant and animal species have been introduced into the UK, causing irreparable damage and changing landscapes forever. The Woodland Trust looks at how non-native species are invading UK woodlands and what can be done to stop the spread. Read more …

Jan
5
2020
Lauren Simpson

Meet the new young farmers raring to go thanks to the Ecological Land Cooperative

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New young farmers Sinead and Adam of Aweside Farm

We meet the new faces of farming combining entrepreneurial zeal and ecological ethics, thanks to the work of the Ecological Land Cooperative. Lauren Simpson tells us more. Read more …

Jan
1
2020
Dave Darby

Is Greta Thunberg right, and if so, what do we do about it?

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Posted Jan 1 2020 by Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org
Greta Thunberg

I identify with Greta Thunberg. I’m also aspergic, and I understand why she’s so motivated. I talked with several people over the Christmas period who don’t like her, for various reasons – her voice; her team fly even though she doesn’t; her parents are manipulating her; she’s too angry; she once used a plastic bottle, and so on. Read more …

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