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    Our focus is changing. We’ve been promoting sustainable living since we were founded in 2001, but we believe that it’s ultimately impossible within corporate capitalism. Trying to live sustainably in a destructive system is like having a great health & safety policy on the Titanic – it seems fine until you see the bigger picture. Now, we’re providing a bank of resources for coping with the various collapse scenarios that are facing humanity – focusing on:

    1. low-impact living: we’re working with a network of specialists to provide information on gaining the skills to provide for ourselves and our families.
    2. the commons economy: we’re working with Mutual Credit Services to provide ‘recipes’ for building commons infrastructure, using new tools to raise investment without debt to banks, to provide strong asset locks to prevent buyout by corporations, and to federate everything together to form the basis of a new system. We’re using these recipes in Stroud and other towns.
    3. turning the site into a wiki, controlled by a sociocratic network of specialists – a knowledge commons for low-impact living and the commons.

    We have fast, achievable, decentralised and highly replicable models for building resilience against the many collapse scenarios facing us. Here’s our story so far, our people and our theory of change.

    There’s a crash coming – a slap from Mother Nature. This isn’t pessimistic; it’s realistic.

    The human impact on nature and on each other is accelerating and needs systemic change to reverse.

    We’re not advocating poverty, or a hair-shirt existence. We advocate changes that will mean better lives for almost everyone.

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