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10/2023 posts

‘Bear ye one another’s burdens’: friendly societies for social welfare

Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org | 30-Oct-2023 | 1

Every neighbourhood had a friendly society. At their height, just before WW1 9 million people were members of friendly societies in the UK! Read more

How to build an energy commons

This is a draft outline of a design for an energy commons in any town – an energy sector owned by communities, providing affordable, locally-generated, renewable energy. Read more

Can you have a low impact Halloween?

Can you have a low impact Halloween? Read on for some tips for a sustainable Halloween that will save you money and be low impact! Read more

Decentralising power: the why, what, how and who of growing the commons economy

Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org | 08-Oct-2023 | 11

Why we need to replace capitalism with a commons economy; who will do it and how. Read more

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There’s a crash coming – a slap from Mother Nature. This isn’t pessimistic; it’s realistic.

The human impact on nature and on each other is accelerating and needs systemic change to reverse.

We’re not advocating poverty, or a hair-shirt existence. We advocate changes that will mean better lives for almost everyone.

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