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    Unique opportunity to live on a low-impact, off-grid smallholding in Devon

    My name is James Dexter and I am one of the new tenants at Greenham Reach which is a low-impact farming project established in north Devon by the Ecological Land Coop  (ELC) Read more

    Ethical investments in renewable energy – you can make it happen

    Jon Halle of Sharenergy | 07-Jun-2014 | 0

    A quick update on Sharenergy-supported projects and share offers. Firstly some great news – the first wind turbine supported by Sharenergy is now up and running in Dingwall Read more

    Egni: sustainable investment and clean energy

    Dan McCallum of Awel Co-op | 15-Mar-2014 | 0

    Another great community renewables project. Please pass these on to anyone you think may be looking for an ethical investment that will get more renewable energy into the grid, and start to take control of our electricity supply Read more

    Community-owned energy: how to sideline the big energy companies

    Jon Halle of Sharenergy | 01-Nov-2013 | 0

    A quick Halloween update from Sharenergy. We’re very proud to say we are involved in 4 great share offers at the moment – spanning wind, hydro, solar and woodfuel technologies and across a swathe of the UK Read more

    Two more community-owned renewables schemes that you can get involved with

    Jon Halle of Sharenergy | 08-Jul-2013 | 0

    If you would like to see more community-owned co-operative renewable energy projects in the UK, there are practical ways that you can help. Over to Jon for some schemes you can invest in Read more

    Incredible opportunity to join a co-operative, low-impact smallholding project in Devon

    Here’s some background to the Ecological Land Co-op’s project in Devon, and here’s a post celebrating the fact that they were successful in their planning application. Now they’re looking for people. Over to Shaun. Read more

    Ecological Land Co-op successful in their application for homes on eco-smallholdings in Devon

    Remember this blog post about the Ecological Land Co-op’s attempt to start three eco-smallholdings in Devon? A local councillor said: “Nobody would subject themselves to that way of life. You might as well be in prison“ Read more

    What’s the potential for the Permaculture, Co-operative and Transition Movements to bring about real change?

    Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org | 07-Jan-2013 | 0

    What I want to argue is that these are superb movements, promoting as they do, ways of living that are oriented towards nature, co-operation, and face-to-face contact in local communites. Read more

    Affordable, natural, homes for smallholdings: how you can help

    First some background, then below is Zoe’s appeal for letters of support. Wouldn’t it be good if people were allowed to put up their own natural home on their own land, to produce food for themselves and for the rest of us. Read more

    Woodheat community share offer: 10% left

    Jon Halle of Sharenergy | 26-Sep-2012 | 0

    Woolhope Woodheat are now up to 90% of their share total with 2 days to go. Thats £27,000 more we need with a mighty £247,650 already subscribed for by 127 prospective members. Read more

    So, is having a smallholding like being in prison?!

    Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org | 11-Sep-2012 | 0

    Here’s the story. The Ecological Land Co-op are trying to start a little cluster of smallholdings with eco-dwellings on the Devon/Somerset border. We support this venture wholeheartedly Read more

    Hydro-electricity community share offer

    Hydro power is an attractive source of local renewable energy for Sheffield, which builds on the long history of water power in the city. This artist’s impression shows the fish friendly Archimedes screw turbine we will install at the site. Read more

    You can be part owner of a large solar power plant

    Westmill solar park is located near to Watchfield, on the Wiltshire/Oxfordshire border, just off the A420. The site is operating successfully and consists of 30 acres of over 20,000 solar panels. Read more

    The Woolhope Woodheat Project

    Jon Halle of Sharenergy | 26-Jun-2012 | 0

    You might like to have a look at our project which covers a load of bases – reducing carbon emissions, protecting neglected woodland, creating employment in woodland management, providing greener heat for hard-to-heat buildings. Read more

    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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