Sep
23
2020
Sean Fagan

Beyond navigation: three great uses of maps

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Posted Sep 23 2020 by Sean Fagan of Pioneer Bushcraft
Uses of maps: an Ordnance Survey map of Ireland

From archaeology to folklore and more, Sean Fagan of Pioneer Bushcraft sets out three great uses of maps beyond the obvious. Read more …

Sep
20
2020
Brian Czech

WWF shocking report on wildlife, and why the response will be inadequate

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Posted Sep 20 2020 by Brian Czech of CASSE
WWF report on wildlife

It’s been a while since wildlife—not just a species here or there but wildlife at large—has been front and center in the news. Usually the biggest environmental news pertains to climate change at the global level, or local pollution problems such as lead in the water pipes. “Biodiversity” gained traction as an issue in the 1990s, but seems to have slipped off the public’s radar. (When’s the last time you saw it in a prominent newspaper headline?) Read more …

Sep
16
2020
Sophie Paterson

Reflections on ‘Extinction: The Facts’ by Sir David Attenborough

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Posted Sep 16 2020 by Sophie Paterson of Lowimpact.org
Reflections on Extinction: The Facts by Sir David Attenborough

Hailed as ‘essential viewing’, ‘painful’ and ‘terrifying’ by viewers, Sophie Paterson shares her reflections on the hard-hitting BBC documentary Extinction: The Facts. Read more …

Sep
13
2020
Mercedes Bidart

Mutual credit in Colombia: Mercedes Bidart of Quipu Markets

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Posted Sep 13 2020 by Mercedes Bidart of Quipu
Mercedes Bidart of Quipu Markets: mutual credit in Colombia

Today I’m talking with Mercedes Bidart, of Quipu Markets. Mercedes, you’re from Argentina, the project was born at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where you did a Masters; and the project is being launched in Colombia. So it’s a very pan-American project. Read more …

Sep
9
2020
Sophie Paterson

A woeful year for wool in 2020 – and how you can support your local producers

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Posted Sep 9 2020 by Sophie Paterson of Lowimpact.org
Woeful year for wool in 2020

Already suffering a downturn as an industry in recent years, the Covid-19 crisis has resulted in a particularly woeful year for wool in 2020. How have producers been faring and what can we do to support them as best as possible? Read more …

Sep
6
2020
Dave Darby

My tribute to David Graeber: please read his words

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Posted Sep 6 2020 by Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org
David Graeber: a tribute

Maybe David Graeber’s death can challenge us to take a few minutes to think about the demonisation of the word anarchism. I believe that the two fundamental assumptions of anarchism are correct – that: Read more …

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