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Stop greenwashing of aviation: 5. E-fuels

Steve of Stay Grounded | 30-Nov-2021 | 1

Over five weeks we’ve published a range of Stay Grounded factsheets about various kinds of techno-greenwashing provided by the aviation industry. Here we look at the potential for synthetic electro-fuels, or e-fuels. Read more

The left vs right battle: 1. the meaning of left and right

Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org | 26-Nov-2021 | 10

In the run-up to Christmas (or for non-Christians, the winter holiday period, if you prefer) I’m going to try to spread a little love with a series of articles looking at the growing polarisation of society along the left-right spectrum. I want to persuade as many of you as possible that positioning yourself on this… Continue reading The left vs right battle: 1. the meaning of left and right Read more

Stop greenwashing of aviation: 4. biofuels

Steve of Stay Grounded | 22-Nov-2021 | 2

Over five weeks we’re publishing a range of Stay Grounded factsheets about various kinds of techno-greenwashing provided by the aviation industry. This one is about the promise of biofuels. Read more

IPCC climate report: perpetual GDP growth is unsustainable

The Systems Change Alliance share our view at Lowimpact.org that the climate change problem can’t be solved within the current economic system, which requires and generates perpetual growth and wealth concentration. Here, Roar Bjonnes explains that it’s capitalism’s growth imperative that renders it forever unsustainable. With COP26 over, a leaked report from the IPCC (The… Continue reading IPCC climate report: perpetual GDP growth is unsustainable Read more

Support the Landworkers’ Alliance by buying their beautiful 2022 calendar

We’d like to bring the Landworkers’ Alliance to your attention if you don’t know them already. They’re a wonderful organisation that could do with your support. You could help them in a small way by purchasing their beautiful 2022 calendar, or if you have a shop, ordering in bulk at a discount to sell on. Read more

Stop greenwashing of aviation: 3. hydrogen flight

Steve of Stay Grounded | 16-Nov-2021 | 0

Over five weeks we’re publishing a range of Stay Grounded factsheets about various kinds of techno-greenwashing provided by the aviation industry. Here we look at the promise of hydrogen-powered flight. Read more

Explaining mutual credit to small business owners

Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org | 14-Nov-2021 | 0

At Lowimpact.org, we’ve been banging on about something called ‘mutual credit’ for about 3 or 4 years now – constantly trying to think of ways to explain it that can be grasped really quickly. We think it really is a world-changing idea – in that it can help keep wealth in communities, keep small businesses… Continue reading Explaining mutual credit to small business owners Read more

Stop greenwashing of aviation: 2. electric flight

Steve of Stay Grounded | 11-Nov-2021 | 0

Over five weeks we’re publishing a range of Stay Grounded factsheets about various kinds of techno-greenwashing provided by the aviation industry. Here we look at the promise of electric-powered flight. Read more

Using a scythe to cut your lawn, not a lawn-mower: Part 3 – technique

Michelle Laine of Scythe Cymru | 09-Nov-2021 | 0

Part 1 was about your lawn; Part 2 about your scythe and blade. Part 3 is about scything techniques for short grass. With a bit of practice, you don’t really need the plastic, resource use, electricity and noise involved with lawn-mowers. Read more

Building the new economy with mutual credit in Costa Rica

Emmanuel Savard of ReVive | 07-Nov-2021 | 0

Here’s a conversation with Emmanuel Savard, co-founder of a group in Costa Rica that’s looking at providing all the essentials of life – food production, housing and energy – for their town via regenerative, non-extractive, sustainable, community-based exchange and investment models. Read more

Stop greenwashing of aviation: 1. efficiency improvements

Steve of Stay Grounded | 04-Nov-2021 | 9

Over the next five weeks we’ll be publishing a range of Stay Grounded factsheets about various kinds of techno-greenwashing provided by the aviation industry. We’d like to help expose the greenwashing of the aviation industry. First up – efficiency improvements: the lie that aviation can become carbon-neutral via ever-greater aircraft efficiency, reducing the need for… Continue reading Stop greenwashing of aviation: 1. efficiency improvements Read more

Using a scythe to cut your lawn, not a lawn-mower: Part 2 – the scythe

Michelle Laine of Scythe Cymru | 02-Nov-2021 | 3

Part 1 was about your lawn; Part 2 is about your scythe and blade; and Part 3 about scything techniques for short grass. With a bit of practice, you don’t really need the plastic, resource use, electricity and noise involved with lawn-mowers. Read more

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