Aug
30
2020
Julia Steinberger

Can we avoid ecological collapse? Prof. Julia Steinberger

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Professor Julia Steinberger: can we avoid ecological collapse?

Can we avoid ecological collapse? This is part 2 of a conversation with Julia Steinberger, professor of ecological economics at the University of Leeds and a member of the intergovernmental panel on climate change – the IPCC. Part 1 is here. Read more …

Aug
26
2020
Ruby Taylor

September forage of the month: elderberry elixir

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Posted Aug 26 2020 by Ruby Taylor of Native Hands
Elderberries for an elderberry elixir

With autumn approaching, Ruby Taylor of Native Hands shares one of her all-time favourite recipes for an elderberry elixir. Read more …

Aug
23
2020
Julia Steinberger

Biodiversity loss is driven by economic growth: Prof. Julia Steinberger

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Julia Steinberger: biodiversity loss and economic growth

Dave Darby talks with Julia Steinberger, professor of ecological economics at the University of Leeds and a member of the IPCC, about her work and the links between biodiversity loss and economic growth. Read more …

Aug
19
2020
Sean Fagan

How to make a walking staff in three easy steps

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Posted Aug 19 2020 by Sean Fagan of Pioneer Bushcraft
How to make a walking staff - rounded edge top

Sean Fagan of Pioneer Bushcraft sets out how to make a walking staff, and why they’re the best friend to have with you in the great outdoors. Read more …

Aug
16
2020
Dave Darby

We need to completely close down industrial animal agriculture

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Posted Aug 16 2020 by Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org
Intensive pig farming - an example of industrial animal agriculture

Industrial agriculture is cruel to animals, cruel to people who work in it, it damages the environment and concentrates wealth in very few hands. I guess if you’re reading this, you know that already, and I don’t have to explain it. The problem is, it’s still there, doing its vile stuff every day. What do we do about it? Read more …

Aug
12
2020
Sophie Paterson

Zero food miles, zero packaging and plenty more: in praise of allotments

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Posted Aug 12 2020 by Sophie Paterson of Lowimpact.org
Allotments in Melton Mowbray

Monday marked the beginning of National Allotments Week 2020, at a time when the number of prospective allotmenteers far exceeds the number of available allotments. So what do allotments have to offer that means so many of us are itching to get our hands dirty? Read more …

Aug
9
2020
Stephen Parsons

Pushing up the veggies: human composting, coming to an end-of-life facility near you soon

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Posted Aug 9 2020 by Stephen Parsons of the Land Magazine
Human composting diagram

Natural organic reduction, a technique for turning human remains into “soft, beautiful soil” is being billed by its American developers, Recompose, as the greenest of green funerary practices. A licence was granted in March 2019 by Washington State and the company hopes to open for business in 2021. Read more …

Aug
5
2020
Sophie Paterson

Keeping communities growing: how to get involved

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Posted Aug 5 2020 by Sophie Paterson of Lowimpact.org
Keeping communities growing: Incredible Edible Todmorden

With huge changes demanded by the Covid-19 pandemic, community gardens and growing spaces up and down the country are adapting to new realities. Here’s how you can support and get involved in their work to keep communities growing. Read more …

Aug
2
2020
Dave Darby

Beware the ‘Great Reset’: a power grab by billionaires

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Posted Aug 2 2020 by Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org
The Great Reset : the World Economic Forum Davos summit

The world is run by and for billionaires. If you’d prefer it to be run democratically, for all of us, then don’t be fooled by the ‘Great Reset’ – a request by the corporate and financial sectors for governments to give them taxpayers’ money to take more control. Read more …

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