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    Surviving the Future 2023: deep dive for anyone concerned about what’s coming

    In these tumultuous times, it’s good to pull back and think together — to share conversation — curated by experts and in the company of some of the most compelling people who have been thinking about these issues for a long time. Read more

    11 Easy Actions For a Low Impact Christmas

    Worried about your footprint on the environment this christmas? Here are actions you can take for a low impact holiday. Read more

    Review of ‘Change: How to Make Big Things Happen’ by Damon Centola

    Although the ‘viral’ approach (large networks, weak ties between people) can work for small packets of information, when it comes to behaviour change, it doesn’t seem to work well, and can actually be counter-productive. Read more

    Why carbon offsetting through tree planting won’t help solve the climate crisis

    Ian Scoones of Steps Centre | 23-Nov-2022 | 1

    Plans to protect 30% of the planet by 2030 rely too heavily on carbon offsetting by tree planting. Read why this is not such a good idea. Read more

    George Monbiot and friends are wrong: techno-utopianism won’t save us

    Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org | 20-Nov-2022 | 6

    George Monbiot has joined a campaign called ‘Reboot Food’, working with techno-utopians who would like to see governments remove support for organic food and deregulate the GM industry, as well as producing bacteria-based food in giant factories (‘precision-fermentation’), and getting rid of smallholdings. Read more

    Organic smallholdings, not ‘farm-free’ food factories

    Chris Smaje of Vallis Veg | 13-Nov-2022 | 0

    Another critical review of George Monbiot’s latest book, Regenesis, by Chris Smaje, author of Small Farm Future. This follows on from last week’s review by Simon Fairlie. Read more

    Can running be low-impact?

    Ultra-runner Damian Hall tells Low-Impact how his sport can be sustainable and low-impact. Read more

    ‘Monbiotic man’ – will future food be ‘farm-free’?

    Simon Fairlie starts a series of articles about whether technology will save us. He supports small farmers over George Monbiot’s ‘Regenesis’ solution. Read more

    Not so nasty nettle – an honourable compendium for an overlooked plant!

    Recipes for the humble nettle. Read how to pick, choose and cook with this overlooked plant. Read more

    A range of new monetary tools for a completely new economy: Tom Woodroof of Mutual Credit Services, Part 2

    This is Part 2 of an interview with Tom Woodroof, who made the move from the world of nuclear physics to the world of mutual credit and monetary change. I’m going to find out more about his work, and how it can contribute to (quite revolutionary) change. Read more

    The parklet movement – creating green space on our streets

    Can the rising use of parklets across our cities increase the use of green spaces? Read more

    My journey from nuclear physics to mutual credit: Tom Woodroof of Mutual Credit Services

    This is Part 1 of an interview with Tom Woodroof of Mutual Credit Services, who made the shift from the world of nuclear physics to the world of mutual credit. Read more

    Fighting our food waste habit

    How improving our food waste habit can save us money and reduce our carbon footprint. Read more

    Ways Forward co-operative conference is back: Manchester, Oct 20-21

    This year the Ways Forward conference – an in-person event – focuses on how we can work together to address the climate emergency. Read more

    How to ripen your Halloween pumpkins

    Getting your pumpkins ripe and ready for Halloween! Read more

    New owner sought for low-impact pub and glamping site in rural Suffolk

    Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org | 09-Oct-2022 | 4

    Aldegarden is a wonderful site in Suffolk, with accommodation, a community pub, and a ‘glamping’ site with yurts, timber structures, a cob roundhouse, gypsy caravan and a converted barn, communal areas, solar hot water and electricity and compost loos. They’ve been in our directory for years. But now they’re looking for new owners for the property and successful businesses. Read more

    What is quince and how to cook it

    Becky Blench of Wicked Leeks | 05-Oct-2022 | 1

    How to cook your homegrown quince! Read more

    Introducing the Credit Commons Society

    The Credit Commons Society has been formed to promote and educate about, and to govern the Credit Commons protocol as it evolves to serve the needs of more groups, in the same way that the Linux Foundation looks after the Linux operating system. Read more

    The transport challenge – beyond electric cars

    With the sale of new petrol and diesel cars set to be banned in the UK by 2030 the electric car market is ready to skyrocket, but does replacing like-with-like go far enough? Joel Rawson looks at the benefits and impacts of electric vehicles and asks how we can go beyond electric cars. Read more

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