Jul
29
2020
Nick Mann

The Wool Carder bee – and why it’s one of my favourites

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Posted Jul 29 2020 by Nick Mann of Habitat Aid
European Wool Carder bee

Which are your favourite species of bee? For Nick Mann of Habitat Aid, ranking high among them is the Wool Carder bee. Read more …

Jul
26
2020
Brian Czech

Why ‘green growth’ is an oxymoron: Brian Czech of CASSE

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Posted Jul 26 2020 by Brian Czech of CASSE
Brian Czech of CASSE : why green growth is an oxymoron

This is part 2 of an interview with Brian Czech (part 1 is here), the president of CASSE (Centre for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy). He served in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from 1999-2017, and as a visiting professor of natural resource economics in Virginia Tech’s National Capitol Region. Read more …

Jul
22
2020
Richard Phillips

How to make your own shampoo bar with neem oil and nettle

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Posted Jul 22 2020 by Richard Phillips of The Soap Kitchen
How to make your own shampoo bar : neem and nettle

Tempted to learn how to make your own shampoo bar? Here’s a great simple recipe from The Soap Kitchen, which combines nettle and neem oil. Read more …

Jul
19
2020
Dil Green

The Money and Society MOOC — and my subsequent adventures in mutual credit

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Posted Jul 19 2020 by Dil Green of Lowimpact.org
Explore the circular economy in the Money & Society MOOC

The Money & Society MOOC was launched by Matthew Slater and Jem Bendell in 2014. In four dense but perfectly assimilable 2-hour videos, it blows open your understanding of economics, in an incredibly liberating and empowering way. Read more …

Jul
15
2020
Sarah Young

A beginner’s guide to foraging – Part 4: foraging for fruits, nuts and fungi

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Posted Jul 15 2020 by Sarah Young of Ethical.net
Blackberries : foraging for fruits, nuts and fungi

From greengages to giant puffballs, in the final instalment of a beginner’s guide to foraging, our friends at Ethical.net tackle the task of foraging for fruits, nuts and fungi. Read more …

Jul
12
2020
Dave Darby

What post-Covid communities could look like, if enough of us want it

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Posted Jul 12 2020 by Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org
Post-Covid communities : what could towns like be like?

Here’s a little story for anyone who’s noticed that things aren’t going too well in our communities. Small businesses are going under, unemployment is on the rise and money’s becoming scarce. Read more …

Jul
8
2020
Sarah Young

A beginner’s guide to foraging – Part 3: foraging on the coast

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Posted Jul 8 2020 by Sarah Young of Ethical.net
Mussels : foraging on the coast

Part 3 of the beginner’s guide to foraging introduces us to foraging on the coast, covering everything from marsh samphire to mussels and much more in between. Read more …

Jul
5
2020
Laurence Anderson

Mutual credit and economic crashes: interview with Laurence Anderson of Tradeswap, Australia

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Posted Jul 5 2020 by Laurence Anderson of Tradeswap
Tradeswap

Today I’m interviewing Laurence Anderson of Tradeswap – a mutual credit network in Australia. I’m very interested in what you’re up to Laurence, because as you know, a group of us are trying to set up mutual credit networks in the UK, with a view to building a global credit commons. Read more …

Jul
1
2020
Sarah Young

A beginner’s guide to foraging – Part 2: common edible weeds and wild plants

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Posted Jul 1 2020 by Sarah Young of Ethical.net
Nettles : one of many common edible weeds

In Part 2 of a beginner’s guide to foraging from our friends at Ethical.net, we learn which common edible weeds and wild plants can make their way to our plates. Read more …

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