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    We’re a co-op, governed via a monthly meeting of all members.

    Dave Darby founded Lowimpact.org in 2001, spent 3 years on the board of the Ecological Land Co-op and is a member of the Credit Commons Society and Stroud Commons. His role is managing website content, blogging and fundraising.

    Dil Green was an architect and builder for 30 years, working on projects from an extension to London’s Science Museum to an award-wining eco-surgery. He now works away at systemic leverage points around Governance, Wisdom: Pattern Language, and Economy:  Mutual Credit Services. He lives in Brixton, blogs at digital-anthropology and looks after all things technical.

    Sherry Kramer is our book-keeper, and mum to two ex-Redfielders (which is how we met her). She’s had a career in financial management of large organisations, and now she’s helping us. She lives in Aylesbury.


    Peter Morgan built and looks after our website. He quit a career as a chef to study politics and philosophy. The new millennium inspired a move to Japan where he co-founded a nightclub in Nagoya. After burning out in the Japanese club scene he returned to Nottinghamshire to have children and experiment with other forms of fatigue (e.g. Screenbeetle).

    Piotr Karter is a video editor and film-maker, who produces the videos for our online course programme and edits our YouTube videos. He runs Studio Nima, a creative studio specialising in photography, video and graphic content.

    Rebecca Stacey became the first head teacher in the country to achieve the UN Climate Change Teacher accreditation. She’s managing the website, blogging and organising our publishing and online courses. She lives in Cumbria.

    Amrit Sachar is an NHS consultant psychiatrist who believes that community, personal autonomy and meaningful work are essential for mental health; that we live in a society and with an economic system that are not conducive to those things; and that part of the role of mental health professionals should be to question the systems that we live under. She’s acting as an advisor to Lowimpact. She lives in Stroud.

    Trevor Hilder learnt systems thinking from Stafford Beer, the founder of management cybernetics. He’s interested in the impact cloud computing and blockchain will have on finance, education and work. He’s a Viable System Model specialist and advisor to Lowimpact. He lives in Wiltshire.

    Tom Woodroof is helping with strategy, and to build a sociocratic network for topics and a mutual credit network for directory members. He’s also in the core team at Mutual Credit Services and convenes the Circular Trade Analytics forum. He has a PhD in applied nuclear physics from the University of Liverpool.

    Wole Lawani lives in Nigeria and works with WeLight Africa, helping install solar electricity infrastructure and mini-grids in rural villages. He’s helping Lowimpact develop a business plan.

    Chris Woolner has worked for several UK environmental NGOs as a project manager, fundraiser and experience designer. He is into making music and podcasts, connecting people with nature and helping to create new equitable systems of living. Chris lives in Stroud, is a member of the core group of Stroud Commons, and is helping Lowimpact with marketing and membership. 

    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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