Apr
30
2021
Sarah Young

Sustainable funerals: Part 1 – with Ethical.net

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Posted Apr 30 2021 by Sarah Young of Ethical.net
Sustainable funerals

With green funeral options on the rise, our friends at Ethical.net explore what to consider when it comes to sustainable funerals, focusing on more sustainable cremation options in this first instalment. Read more …

Apr
21
2021
Ruby Taylor

Nests and baskets: were birds the first basketmakers?

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Posted Apr 21 2021 by Ruby Taylor of Native Hands
Dunnock: nests and baskets

Featuring weavers, dunnocks and wrens, Ruby Taylor of Native Hands reflects on nests and baskets, asking if birds were the first basketmakers. Read more …

Apr
18
2021
Will Ruddick

Mutual credit in Africa: interview with Will Ruddick of Grassroots Economics

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Posted Apr 18 2021 by Will Ruddick of Grassroots Economics
Mutual Credit in Africa

I’d like to introduce Will Ruddick, who set up the Grassroots Economics Foundation in Kenya around ten years ago, that runs a very successful mutual credit network (called the Sarafu Network) there. Read more …

Apr
15
2021
Eileen Sutherland

Putting straw on the public building map: the UP STRAW 2020 Yearbook

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UP STRAW 2020 Yearbook

Eileen Sutherland shares highlights from the UP STRAW 2020 Yearbook, as this pioneering pan-European project putting straw on the public and urban building map enters its final phases this spring and summer. Read more …

Apr
8
2021
Scarlett Penn

New found freedom: WWOOFing as a digital nomad

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Posted Apr 8 2021 by Scarlett Penn of WWOOF UK
WWOOFing as a digital nomad: WWOOFer Imogen

Are you a remote worker dreaming of pastures new? WWOOFer Imogen shares how her experience of WWOOFing as a digital nomad enabled her to combine making a living with meaningful volunteering. Read more …

Apr
4
2021
Dave Darby

Saving and investment in a mutual credit world

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Posted Apr 4 2021 by Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org
Piggy banks : savings investment mutual credit world

Nothing we do to try to move to a sustainable, healthy and democratic society will work as long as we have the current money system, because money has two conflicting functions. It can be used to buy and sell things, and it can be used to store, hoard, accumulate and become wealthy with. As long as that’s the case, money will gravitate towards stored wealth, because money attracts money and gives access to the political system. Read more …

Apr
1
2021
Sarah Young

A beginners’ guide to farmers’ markets: Part 3

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Posted Apr 1 2021 by Sarah Young of Ethical.net
Guide farmers' market

Our friends at Ethical.net share what to look for in local food and drink in their guide to farmers’ market shopping, plus how else to access sustainable produce from local producers. Read more …

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