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10/2020 posts

Great ways to reduce plastic use in your home: Part 2 – cleaning products and toiletries

Sarah Young of Ethical.net | 28-Oct-2020 | 0

The second instalment on plastic reduction from Ethical.net takes us through cutting plastic use in our cleaning products and toiletries, with a focus on making your own using the simplest of recipes. Read more

Are power hierarchies inevitable in human society?

Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org | 25-Oct-2020 | 5

Just to be clear, I’m only talking about institutional, power hierarchies here, not hierarchies based on beauty, knowledge, intelligence, ability, respect etc. Those hierarchies are inevitable, of course, and life would probably be quite boring without them. Read more

Great ways to reduce plastic use in your home: Part 1 – what and why

Sarah Young of Ethical.net | 21-Oct-2020 | 1

Are you struggling to reduce plastic use in your home? In this first instalment from Ethical.net, we learn why we should be aiming to reduce our plastic use, why recycling isn’t enough and how to get started reducing food-related plastic waste. Read more

Do energy-saving measures actually increase overall energy use?

Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org | 18-Oct-2020 | 18

Having worked in the environmental field for 30 years, I’ve watched the situation get worse every year, to the point that it might already be irreversible, and we don’t know what damage it’s going to do to us, exactly. That’s pretty insane, and so Read more

What to know about choosing your backyard chicken

Thinking about getting some chickens but not sure which breed to start with? Chris Lesley of Chickens And More shares her top tips for what to consider when choosing your backyard chicken. Read more

Creating a national network of social care co-ops: Graham Mitchell of Co-operative Care Colne Valley

Today I’m talking with Graham Mitchell, of Co-operative Care Colne Valley. He’s part of a group starting a social care co-op in the Colne Valley, West Yorkshire, and they’re also building a toolkit / step-by-step guide for people to start a social care coop in their own community. I’m interested in how this toolkit can… Continue reading Creating a national network of social care co-ops: Graham Mitchell of Co-operative Care Colne Valley Read more

Sustainable alternatives to garden lawns: Part 2

Sarah Young of Ethical.net | 07-Oct-2020 | 1

In this second look at sustainable alternatives to garden lawns, we hear from our friends at Ethical.net about growing your own food, keeping the kids happy and more. Read more

Why we need social care co-ops: Graham Mitchell of Co-operative Care Colne Valley

Today I’m talking with Graham Mitchell, of Co-operative Care Colne Valley. He’s part of a group starting a social care co-op in the Colne Valley, West Yorkshire, and they’re also building a toolkit / step-by-step guide for people to start social care co-ops in their own community. I’m interested in how this toolkit can help… Continue reading Why we need social care co-ops: Graham Mitchell of Co-operative Care Colne Valley Read more

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