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08/2020 posts

Can we avoid ecological collapse? Prof. Julia Steinberger

Can we avoid ecological collapse? This is part 2 of a conversation with Julia Steinberger, professor of ecological economics at the University of Leeds and a member of the intergovernmental panel on climate change – the IPCC. Part 1 is here. Read more

September forage of the month: elderberry elixir

Ruby Taylor of Native Hands | 26-Aug-2020 | 3

With autumn approaching, Ruby Taylor of Native Hands shares one of her all-time favourite recipes for an elderberry elixir. Read more

Biodiversity loss is driven by economic growth: Prof. Julia Steinberger

Dave Darby talks with Julia Steinberger, professor of ecological economics at the University of Leeds and a member of the IPCC, about her work and the links between biodiversity loss and economic growth. Read more

How to make a walking staff in three easy steps

Sean Fagan of Pioneer Bushcraft sets out how to make a walking staff, and why they’re the best friend to have with you in the great outdoors. Read more

We need to completely close down industrial animal agriculture

Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org | 16-Aug-2020 | 14

Industrial agriculture is cruel to animals, cruel to people who work in it, it damages the environment and concentrates wealth in very few hands. I guess if you’re reading this, you know that already, and I don’t have to explain it. The problem is, it’s still there, doing its vile stuff every day. What do… Continue reading We need to completely close down industrial animal agriculture Read more

Zero food miles, zero packaging and plenty more: in praise of allotments

Sophie Paterson of | 12-Aug-2020 | 3

Monday marked the beginning of National Allotments Week 2020, at a time when the number of prospective allotmenteers far exceeds the number of available allotments. So what do allotments have to offer that means so many of us are itching to get our hands dirty? Read more

Pushing up the veggies: human composting, coming to an end-of-life facility near you soon

Natural organic reduction, a technique for turning human remains into “soft, beautiful soil” is being billed by its American developers, Recompose, as the greenest of green funerary practices. A licence was granted in March 2019 by Washington State and the company hopes to open for business in 2021. Read more

Keeping communities growing: how to get involved

Sophie Paterson of | 05-Aug-2020 | 4

With huge changes demanded by the Covid-19 pandemic, community gardens and growing spaces up and down the country are adapting to new realities. Here’s how you can support and get involved in their work to keep communities growing. Read more

Beware the ‘Great Reset’: a power grab by billionaires

Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org | 02-Aug-2020 | 15

The world is run by and for billionaires. If you’d prefer it to be run democratically, for all of us, then don’t be fooled by the ‘Great Reset’ – a request by the corporate and financial sectors for governments to give them taxpayers’ money to take more control. Read more

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