Low-impact water supply articles

Aug
26
2018
Paul Jennings

What might buildings, settlements and even regions look like through the lens of Permaculture design?

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This is the transcript of a talk given by Paul Jennings to the recent SBUK Big Straw Bale Gathering. Paul has built his straw-bale family home on a ‘One-Planet Development’ smallholding in Wales (costing £12,000). Read more …

May
27
2018
Lesley Anderson

The simplest DIY compost toilet

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For several years I lived in a tent in woodland and I never really readjusted to this business of flushing poo away with clean drinking water. Besides, I have always liked to feel I am dealing with my own… stuff, both figuratively and literally. So when we moved into our current house a DIY compost toilet was first project on the list. Read more …

Apr
29
2018
Feidhlim Harty

Why flushing away ‘waste’ water is a bad idea, and what better options exist

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Like many things in modern life, the vast majority of our current water and wastewater infrastructure is completely dependent upon fossil energy to keep the toilets flushed and the taps running. Read more …

Nov
19
2017
Sophie Paterson

Join our new online community Living Low Impact

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We’re excited to introduce our new Facebook group Living Low Impact – and you’re invited! Read more …

Oct
24
2016
Christina Hawkes

Ditch the bleach: switch to natural cleaning to avoid toxins and carcinogens

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Every year there is a better understanding of the risks of toxic chemicals and more and more people are benefitting from a switch to natural cleaning.  Read more …

Oct
14
2016
Steve Last

The pros and cons of fracking in the UK and why you need to know about them

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It’s time for all those interested in how society will achieve a sustainable level of impact on the environment to brush up their own thoughts and opinions on the pros and cons of fracking in the UK. Read more …

Jan
28
2016
Nigel Bamford

New, cheap tap fitting that does seem to save water without causing flow problems

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I was sent a ‘Waterblade’ by Nigel – it fitted onto our bathroom tap easily, and the reason it causes no problems is that it spreads the water out into a thin sheet that actually makes it easier to wash your hands, for example, rather than more difficult. Read more …

Oct
15
2015
Phil Moore

Brighton’s iconic earthship: appeal for upgrade of energy and water systems

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Earthships are self-contained living vessels that don’t rely on mains water or energy from big companies. Earthships use natural systems to provide all their own utilities — solar energy for heat and power, and rain for water Read more …

May
18
2015
Paul Jennings

Should we be planning to ‘drought-proof’ our food production for a warmer climate?

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The weather is not the climate. Nonetheless, over the last few years I have noticed that I have developed a slightly panicky fear of the weather; I can’t notice the weather I suppose, without it triggering all sorts of associations in my mind to the myriad articles I’ve read, and conversations I’ve had, about Anthropogenic Climate Change. Read more …

Mar
15
2013
Dave Darby

What chemicals are used in fracking, and where do they go?

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(Image: the wonderful Marty Two Bulls). Article in the Guardian today pleading the case for fracking by someone purporting to be ‘green’. He says that: ‘the toxic sludges brought back to the surface can cause pollution’ Read more …

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