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    Why gardening is such a great hobby for children

    Why gardening can be a great hobby for children and how you can get started. Read more

    11 Easy Actions For a Low Impact Christmas

    Worried about your footprint on the environment this christmas? Here are actions you can take for a low impact holiday. Read more

    How to ripen your Halloween pumpkins

    Getting your pumpkins ripe and ready for Halloween! 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

    26 questions from a 10-year-old to his parents about the election

    Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org | 10-Dec-2019 | 6

    At a dinner party on Saturday evening, I had a discussion about a) the efficacy of elections for bringing about meaningful change, and b) the desirability of the quest for perpetual economic growth (I didn’t feel positively about either of those things). Our hosts’ 10-year-old son was listening carefully, after which he expressed his intention… Continue reading 26 questions from a 10-year-old to his parents about the election Read more

    Not just for vegans: low-impact family festivals in 2019 from Vegan Events UK

    We hear from the team behind a host of new UK events and festivals putting veganism firmly in the limelight in 2019 from Scotland to Devon. Read more

    A woodland classroom for north London – help OrganicLea make it happen!

    Craig Bayne of Organic Lea | 13-Sep-2018 | 0

    OrganicLea are planning a woodland classroom but need your help to make it happen. Craig Bayne tells us more about how you can get involved with this fantastic opportunity to create more space for nature-based learning and food growing skills in north east London. Read more

    Celebrate a bumper harvest at a CSA Open Day this autumn

    We hear from Maresa Bossano about the CSA Open Day events promising fun, friendship and the opportunity to learn about your local community farm this autumn. Read more

    The National Permaculture Convergence is heading for Hulme

    We hear from Permaculture Association’s Dan Hurring about the 2018 National Permaculture Convergence, running 20-23 September in Hulme, Manchester. Will you be there? Read more

    Interested in building with straw? Don’t miss The Big Straw Bale Gathering!

    It’s not too late to join the biggest straw-bale building event of the year this August in Swansea. Jeffrey Hart of SBUK tells us about how you can get involved, learning all about building with straw from an impressive line-up of speakers to hands-on workshops. Read more

    Off Grid Festival 2018: another world is possible

    Roxy Piper tells us all about this year’s Off Grid Festival, taking place from 9-12th August in the historic Tapeley Park and Gardens in North Devon, with the theme of Seven Generation Stewardship. Read more

    Jo’s Mini Meadow Part 3: how does nature come to be regarded as kith and kin?

    Jo Cartmell of Nearby Wild | 20-May-2018 | 0

    In the third part of Jo Cartmell’s mini meadow series, she asks just how it is that Nature comes to be regarded as kith and kin and explores the importance of establishing a true connection with Nature from a young age. Read more

    How I built a Raspberry Pi Space Invaders arcade machine with my kids

    This describes how my kids and I built an arcade machine, based on a Raspberry Pi. So, the first question many of you will be asking is…. Read more

    What’s the most environmentally-damaging thing that a human can do?

    Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org | 18-Jul-2017 | 4

    This question is really important for us at Lowimpact.org, because we’re all about providing information and other resources on ways that people can live in a less environmentally-damaging way. So I was very interested to see that researchers at Lund University in Sweden recently put the hours in Read more

    What are the roots of right and left thinking, and can we unite left and right against corporate power?

    Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org | 08-Jan-2017 | 12

    Why do people who consider themselves ‘left-wing’ seem to embrace a raft of policies that appear unrelated? For example, if you’re of the left, and you believe in (say) progressive taxation, why should that also mean that you believe in gun control, or Read more

    Monopoly and capitalism: why you’ll lose at both if you try to play nice

    Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org | 18-Dec-2016 | 1

    Monopoly is obviously based on capitalism, but the biggest difference between Monopoly and real-life capitalism is that Monopoly is just a game. Whatever happens in the game, it doesn’t mean that in real life Read more

    How to quit the rat race to go WWOOFing for 3 years (even with young children) as a gateway to a new life

    Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org | 08-Oct-2016 | 8

    This is an interview with Mariann and Gabor, a Hungarian couple with 2 young children, who left their jobs to go WWOOFing. We wanted to show that WWOOFing is a route out of the ‘rat race’ Read more

    How Ernest Thompson Seton realised that nature grounds, educates and heals children

    Imagine a man whose response to youths repeatedly vandalising his property is to invite them onto his land to learn about it. Pretty right on, maybe, though not that unlikely given what we now know about nature’s importance as a healer and educator, but this was 1902. Read more

    Volunteer at a crofting / educational centre in the Highlands and learn about the ‘shieling’

    This is a farm-based education organisation.  Our story is the ‘shieling’ – a tradition where folk went up to the hills with the livestock. The shieling is a traditional practice of moving up to the high ground or moorland with livestock, to live there for the summer. Read more

    3 shopping days to Christmas – a plea not to buy any more tat

    Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org | 22-Dec-2015 | 2

    Last minute Christmas shopping? Well, this is our last-minute plea for you not to do it. I was recently invited to a party with a ‘secret Santa’ that invited people to buy presents for less than £5. It’s a nice thought, but it inevitably resulted in a barrage of plastic trinkets that won’t last until… Continue reading 3 shopping days to Christmas – a plea not to buy any more tat 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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